World Grieves over End of Repair Services for Sony's PS2

Economy

London, Sept. 5 (Jiji Press)--The world is saddened as the Sony Corp. <6758> group has ended repair services for its PlayStation 2 video game console, which was launched nearly 20 years ago.

"It is officially the end of days for one of the most beloved of games consoles: the PlayStation 2," the British newspaper Evening Standard said in its Tuesday edition.

British broadcaster BBC cited a Twitter post saying, "It is amazing that they've kept it around this long."

The news also made headlines on game-related news websites in the United States and Europe.

Sony Interactive Entertainment, an affiliate of the Japanese electronics giant, said Monday that it terminated the PS2 repair services at the end of August.

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