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GameStop Doesn't Want Your PS2 Games

As of June 1st, GameStop will cease all trade-ins related to the Playstation 2. At the beginning of the year we saw Sony stop production of the console after 13 years, but now PS2 games and accessories are will no longer be traded in one of the largest video game retailers.

With Silent Hill 2 being my favourite game of all time and coverage of GTA V making me miss San Andreas, I will have to pour (another) one out for my babies. I've always been Team Sony for hardware and will miss seeing the PS2 logo in GameStop and EB Games in the near future. I hope with the Playstation 4 around the corner I can delay purchasing it with the PS3 lasting just as long as its predecessor, but only time will tell.

I bid thee adieu, Playstation 2.

Source: Joystiq

Comments

  • Absolutely_Daft 6 years, 4 months ago

    Florida Gamestops have discontinued PS2 games for months now. They had to throw away a good copy of Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abbadon.

    I'm not even sad since it happened to all the other predated consoles. So you could say i'm used to it.

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    • Soha E. 6 years, 4 months ago

      Oh? EB Games still has tons of PS2 games and so does Best Buy (which I believe is the Canadian Future Shop?). But yes, I imagine local retailers have made decisions on store-levels, and now GameStop must be implenting a policy for all of its North American stores.

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  • Jeremy Flower 6 years, 4 months ago

    If there's any holes in y'alls collections. Now's the time to jump.

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  • InvaderSnarf 6 years, 4 months ago

    Not trying to sound like a jack ass, but I can't really see the PS3 having as long of lifespan as the PS2. I mean, 13 years, Sony hit the sweet spot with the PS2 and I don't think anyone will be able to do that again for a long time with how fast tech is growing now. Not saying that the PS3 will just be dumped, I do hope that Sony supports it through something like 2016, but I would be surprised if anyone is making games for it by 2015 and haven't moved onto the next gen.

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    • Soha E. 6 years, 4 months ago

      I don't think you sound like a jackass because you're most likely right with that prediction. I am a (very broke) optimist and hope it lasts longer - even if it's just until 2016!

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  • dumon 6 years, 4 months ago

    My favorite game shops carry games all the way down to the Atari 2600. Gamestop isn't the norm for me, it's the alternative. With that said, I'm sure the PS2 will enjoy a healthy community for a long time coming, much like the SNES.

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  • Burnzie79 6 years, 4 months ago

    I traded in nearly all my PS2 games to get my first 360 and only started rebuilding a year ago. The Ottawa area EB games already don't take in PS2 games, save for some valuable ones; so even their collection is very limited. The U.S. Gamestops PS2 collection size a summer ago was enormous and I've nearly bought all my favs back again. There is still a microplay nearby that still sells and takes in anything.

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