​Sony Japan Announces The Closure Of PlayStation 2 Repairs After 18 Years

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that the 18-year-old repair service for the classic PlayStation 2 console will be coming to an end.

Not only is it the highest selling console of all time but the first taste of gaming for many players, and it's hit us right in the feels knowing that support for the machine will no longer exist.

Although the console ceased production in 2012, Sony has been keen to let the PS2's spirit linger on for a little while longer by allowing people to repair their device - until now.


IT Media report that Sony Japan asked customers to submit final repair forms, or send off consoles by 31 August, for one last fix up. Any devices received after 7 September will be officially refused repair [via Kotaku].

Ultimately, this news has put the final nail in the coffin for the fan favourite console - although it's player base will no doubt remain for years to come.

Playing remastered games on current PS4s is always fun, but jumping back into classic titles on the actual PS2 is something hardcore Sony fans will always choose to do.

Credit: Sony/PlayStation
Credit: Sony/PlayStation

If you've never experienced a PS2 then you definitely should. You can get them from eBay, CeX, loads of places. However, prices for good condition devices will probably spike as a result of this news, so be quick.

What do you think of this news? Do you still play the PS2? Have you ever sent off your console for repair? I haven't, and I've had it since it's launch in November 2000. I guess it's too late now.

Shadow of the Collossus, Jak and Daxter, Rayman Revolution, SSX Tricky, Ratchet and Clank, GTA San Andreas, the list goes on. Make sure you let us know your favourite PS2 games.

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Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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