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Sony Japan Officially Ends Support of the PlayStation 2

Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan is going to end its repair service for PlayStation 2.
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Having ended production in 2012, Sony continued to service customer consoles if anything happened to go wrong, including warranty and repairs.
PlayStation 2, an 18-year-old console was out of production since 2012. The company has been continuing to support it many years after its launch through various services, such as the aforementioned maintenance and repair.
Back in June, the company sent out notices to any and all owners that they had until August 31 to fill out an application for them to have their console fixed one more time. Once the form is filled out, the owners need to send in their systems as soon as possible, as they have until September 7. After that, Sony will no longer accept systems for repair or maintenance. The company has updated their notice of termination on the PS2 to reflect this. It’s important to note that this notice is entirely in Japanese. In addition, Sony has also mentioned that it may not be possible for all consoles to be repaired due to lack of parts that are necessary for the 18-year-old system. From here on out, PS2 owners in Japan will have to look elsewhere if they want to fix up the best-selling video game console in history.
Sony kept the system alive for 18 years, and even though they no longer back the console, the love and support is still strong for the PS2. With 158 million units sold worldwide, it made the console to be the Best Selling Video Game of all time. The console was released way back in March of 2000 in Japan and boasted some of the all-time classics, such as God of War, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Kingdom Hearts, Shadow of the Colossus, Jak and Daxter, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Final Fantasy X. 
A console for the ages, it’s truly sad to see the support comes to a close.

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