The PlayStation 2 is dead. Here’s how long it lived

More than twelve years after it released the system in North America, Sony will no longer produce new PlayStation 2s. The system, which sold 150 million units worldwide, was released in the United States on October 26, 2000. To give you a sense of just how durable Sony’s persistent black rectangle was, here are some facts that were true when the system was first available for purchase:

Bill Clinton was president

The number one movie at the box office was Meet the Parents

The number one record on the Billboard Hot 100 was Come on Over Baby (All I Want is You) by Christina Aguilera

Ray Lewis, who is retiring after this season, had yet to win a Super Bowl

Deus Ex, Diablo 2, and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, were all less than a year old