Sony Ends PlayStation 2 Repair Services in Japan After 18 Years

Sony Interactive Entertainment is finally halting its repair services for the PlayStation 2. The console, which launched in March 2000, was home to many classics such as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Metal Gear Solid 3, Okami, Beyond Good and Evil, and more.

Though production of the console ended in 2012, official repair services continued for some time. Date of 31st August 2018 would be the last time that Sony would offer its repair services to customers. PlayStation 2 console owners were offered the chance to submit an online form by this date for one last repair session. Customer service for the console also ended on this day. Additionally, Sony stated that it will not service any PlayStation 2s that arrive at its Iwate Prefecture clinic after 7th September 2018. Due to dwindling inventory parts, Sony also cannot promise some repairs for the game machine.

At 158 million worldwide sales, the PlayStation 2 was the best-selling console in history. Sony would go on to support the platform for as long as 18 years.

If you’re keen on trying out some of the old classics, the PlayStation 4 has a few PlayStation 2 games available on its PlayStation store. Even so, the list doesn’t come close to matching the sheer size that was the PlayStation 2’s game library.

(Source: Kotaku)

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