Sony has told Famitsu (and translated by Kotaku) that it has stopped shipping its PlayStation 2 consoles to Japan after more than 12 years. The console was released in Japan on March 4, 2000 and has sold more than 23 million units in the region.
The PlayStation 2 has also sold more than 150 million units worldwide. The console has also sold more than 50 million units in North America and Europe.
Sony hasn't said when it will stop shipping the PlayStation 2 in other regions around the world.