Sony has ended Japanese production of its best-selling PlayStation 2 (PS2).
The hardware first went on sale in March 2000 in Japan and since then more than 150 million PS2 consoles have been sold.
Given how long the PS3 has been available, it may surprise you to know that the PS2 is still being made. But it has been. Sony routinely keeps older systems alive for some time after their replacements become available.
The final PS2 game, a Final Fantasy game called Seekers of Andoulin, is expected to be released (in Japan only) in March, 2013.