The PlayStation 2 was developed by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released on March 4, 2000 in Japan, and on October 26, 2000 in North America. The PlayStation 2 is the best-selling video game console of all time, selling over 155 million units, with 150 million confirmed by Sony in 2011. More than 3,874 game titles have been released for the PS2 since launch, and more than 1.5 billion copies have been sold.
Sony finally announced that the PlayStation 2 had been discontinued after 13 years of production – one of the longest runs for a video game console. Sony unveiled the PlayStation 4 console the following month on February 20, 2013, and launched the console in November of the same year.