Hey, remember this little guy? Yeah, that’d be the PS2
As the seventh generation of video game consoles comes to an end, and the eight is about to take full control of our living rooms, let us all look back at the wonderful gaming machines of yesteryear.
The PlayStation 2 was, at the time, the number one video game console of the sixth generation. It quite literally kicked the Xbox in its’ digital ass, having sold over 130 million more units than the Xbox, and 133 million more than the Nintendo GameCube.
It was at one time quite common to see two versions of the latest video games, one for the last generation of hardware, and one for the next, sitting across from each other at the local GameStop. You see, not many people had a next gen console in 2006 or 2007, and even all the way to 2009, some people just couldn’t afford to take that oh-so-needed generational leap. After a while, PS2 games began to fade away from store shelves, and today, in 2012, it’s unlikely to find a recent and brand new PS2 game at your local Wal-Mart.
(MLB 2K11 is the latest game to release on the PS2)
Surely that means PS2 games are dead in the water, right? Hell, it was nearly two console generations ago, with the eighth generation kicking into gear with the launch of the Wii U.
But surprisingly, the PS2 is still alive and kicking.
Although North America will be getting both FIFA 13 and PES 13 on September 25th 2012, Square Enix is working on a PS2 version of Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin, an MMORPG, scheduled to launch in Japan sometime next year. (2013)
So not only is the PS2 still alive and well, it’s also getting its’ fair share of multiplayer goodness. That’s pretty good for a twelve-year old system, don’t cha agree?