PS2 ceases production worldwide

sony-ps2After 12 years of some of the most memorable games and moments in gaming history, the top selling console of all times, the PS2, has ceased production worldwide.
The news came from The Guardian, which got confirmation from Sony.

The PS2 has been a key console in the entire history, setting the roots for most great franchises we see today, as well as making backwards compatibility and multimedia capabilities a standard amongst consoles.
Most of us grew up with the great catalog this system offers, and some of us still enjoy it to this day.

I take this time to remember a blog I posted not much ago, where allegedly Sony is looking for Ps2 engineers to debug a Ps2 Emulator. While the sources indicate that the emulator may be for the PS3 (remember that the main reason Sony didn’t make a PS2 emu for the PS3 is because PS2 systems were still being made and sold, which is not the case now), it could very well be for the PS Vita (the PSP has a similar architecture as the PS2), or PS4 (which we all believe is in development and could bring more than one surprise), maybe we even see the emulator on all these consoles (let’s cross our fingers).

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  1. Pan’s avatar

    say word..

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  2. wartaf’s avatar

    yeah!! Vita and PS4/Orbis!! PS3 was old for having PS2 Emu

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  3. sdopifjsao’s avatar

    SO close!

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  4. Charles’s avatar

    Is it possible to incorporate ps2 emu on PS Vita?

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    1. TheZekku’s avatar

      no most computers cant run theps2 emu without a ton of lag so the vita most likely cant

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      1. wololo’s avatar

        I disagree. Sony created both the PS2 and the Vita, they have access to documentation, knowledge, and optimization, that emu devs do not have access to. For all you know there is some chip dedicated to PS2 emulation on the vita, that is not used yet :)

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        1. Rusty_Train’s avatar

          lets hope so wololo, it would be great to play kingdom hearts 1 and 2 on my vita

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          1. Frank’s avatar

            Yes you’re right, I really hope to see PS2 on the PS Vita especially for FFX, FFX-2, FFXII and Kingdom Hearts series.

            The dev wanted on the PS2 emulation job is certainly for the PS Vita and PS3 (and the upcoming PS4). As the PS2 was the most game selling console, it would be the best step for Sony to start backward compatibility. Remember that the PS Vita did not have PS One classics in the begining. They brought them back. Hope they do the same for PS2 Classics.

        2. Jerrett OQuinn’s avatar

          lol, your not wololo. because it links to the authors posts. yours has none lol. lol. lol. lol. :)

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          1. wololo’s avatar

            Hmm, yeah, that’s me. The name links to whatever the author chooses in their profile.

        3. Asdfjuma’s avatar

          Well yes, but with things such as PS2 classics sold on the store the PCSX2 guys are actually able to fix a lot of bugs which Sony hasn’t.

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        4. Yukon’s avatar

          GTA: San Andreas!

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          1. YcO96Ps’s avatar

            ON THE GO! :O

      2. RedHawk02’s avatar

        I’ve never even heard of a PS2 emulator coming out for PS2 but it wouldn’t have been made by Sony so it wouldn’t be as perfect or efficient as it could be. Also, as stated in the article, the PSP and PS2 have very similar architectures and if a PSP emu is possible, then a PS2 emu is also just as possible. It may take a long time, but it’s worth it.

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      3. GamingClassicus’s avatar

        With a decent machine (not necessarily a wallet busting one) the PS2 on PC works perfectly.

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  5. youngoz’s avatar

    RIP PS2…

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  6. Tobey’s avatar

    Actually, PS2 games on the Vita is very possible. The touch pad could be l2 r2 l3 and r3

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  7. Owl’s avatar

    i guess we’ll have to wait, meanwhile, i’ll play some metal gear 3…hey wasnt’ that on the ps2? :p

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      1. Acid_Snake’s avatar

        dude do some research before posting, Metal Gear Solid 3 WAS originally for the PS2, epic fail there

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  8. hgoel0974’s avatar

    Oh, you HAD to say that it could be for the PSVita! I know that it is possible, but it just makes me wonder how cool it would be to play GTA SA on the PSVita!

    This had better be for the PSVita, I did all the math and came to the conclusion that the PS2 can easily be emulated on the PSVita because even when you add up the clock sppeds and memory reqs (roughly) you get values which are WAY below the PSVita’s specs!

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    1. Asdfjuma’s avatar

      Lol. No. The PS2 is below the specs of the average desktop in the late 90′s. They can’t run PS2 games. Why? Because the PS2 has different hardware that does things in a different way which needs to be emulated which is far from just putting the foot into another sock. It’s more like making a foot fit comfortably into a glove.

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      1. Esude’s avatar

        BUT! PS2 and PS Vita were both created by Sony so they probably thought of the PS2 before making the Vita, so it would almost be like fitting a foot into a box!

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  9. Jd8531’s avatar

    RIP I had a lot of good memories with the PS2.

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  10. Gandalf’s avatar

    Se criarem um emulador de ps2 para o PSvita vão ter que adapta um Hd externo como cartão de memória para o vita… de preferência um de 500 gb kkkkkkkkkkkkk

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    1. garuforudo’s avatar

      It’s a english site. Then , use english , not your poor portuguese

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      1. Gandalf’s avatar

        iixxi oia os gringo implicando… ¬¬’

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        1. Botarguirix’s avatar

          I know this is a silly question before I ask it, but can you Americans speak any other language besides English?

          -Inglourious Basterds

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  11. turkeY’s avatar

    fairwell humble giant.

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  12. w7y7a7t7t’s avatar

    Also, you don’t have to have that impressive of a set up to emulate ps2 smoothly…

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  13. eztoplz’s avatar

    R.I.P PS2

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  14. kuagelo’s avatar

    I really hope this PS2 emulator is for the Vita – kinda makes you wonder why P4G was possible in the 1st place. :)

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  15. William A.U.’s avatar

    It would be extremely awesome to have ps2 emulation on the PSVita one day, IMO and this could be the start-off checkpoint. Can’t wait.

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    1. GoGiants’s avatar

      +1 I’d like to play GTA San Andreas on my Vita.

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  16. Shinny’s avatar

    this is so outdated.. already knew about it like 1,5 weeks ago..

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  17. isnizal’s avatar

    it would be awesome!!if ps vita can play ps2 game

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  18. Kyu’s avatar

    Emulation would be nice,but redone is better.

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  19. Veskgar’s avatar

    Oh wow… I remember lining up outside and getting a ticket to purchase one of the few PS2′s that particular store was getting on launch day. I think they only got 5 for some reason. Its hard to imagine so many years have passed since then. Gaming has come a long way!

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  20. Esude’s avatar

    Hey if any of you remember there was a great rumor that FF X was to be remastered and be released for the PS Vita!!

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    1. Frank’s avatar

      Maybe that’s why they wanted a PS2 emu dev. They will make it out as PS2 Classic but they stated it would be HD remake so it can also be an adapted remake that’s running with the PS2 emu in the background because they won’t have to recode all of the game… I don’t know.

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  21. BrendanBeckmann’s avatar

    For certain, I have no problem buying an Online Pass to a game to play it online or to access online functions on a used game. New copies of the game come with that free. It’s Sony’s way to making a little bit of money back on that used sale, and you’re still likely saving money in comparison to buying it brand new.

    The idea of completely locking out the used game market is a terrible idea, and I hope Sony is patenting it just to put it into the folder of patents that are never actually used, because this will kill the PS4 and most likely Sony.

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    1. BrendanBeckmann’s avatar

      Wow, wrong tab, wrong article. That was a failure.

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  22. algorithm’s avatar

    Well. PSP emulation on the vita has been done (and the architecture of the PSP – processor etc) is completely different to that of the Vita, yes possible, not only at full speed, but even more than that.

    While on the other hand, PSP emulators on X86 based systems run much slower, even though the processor and gpu in high end pc’s are much much faster.

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  23. Stiffeno’s avatar

    Lol I just went out and bought a cheap PS2 Slim today from the local hock shop, will only be a matter of time before collectors go around buying up all the PS2 hardware for nostalgic reasons!

    I shall be playing Grand Theft Auto 3 (my all time fave game in the world) on my lovely new PS2 Slim using my new HD projector :P (probably look shit though due to PS2 being SD not HD >.< lol, but that dont matter!)

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  24. Stiffeno’s avatar

    Oh and almost forgot -
    Rest in Piece PS2 :’(, you shall be greatly missed!

    On a side note, does Microsoft still make original Xbox’s? or did they stop making them years ago?

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