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.
The PS2 was so popular that it outsold its replacement for the first three years that the PlayStation 3 was available.
By ending production, Sony has fuelled rumours it is putting manufacturing resources towards the PlayStation 4.
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