If you're looking to clean out some of your old PlayStation 2 games, better do that soon, because retail giant GameStop will no longer be taking PS2 trade-ins starting June 1. Well, considering the console is being retired in Japan, we're not too surprised.
It's not just games, either, as GameStop will also stop accepting PS2 accessories and consoles starting that month across its U.S. locations. That being said, GameStop has plans to continue selling related accessories and games.
This news first popped up yesterday via Reddit, after someone posted a photo of the in-store sign. Today, GameStop issued this statement through a representative:
"We can confirm that as of June 1st we will no longer be accepting the PS2 console or its related product for trades. We know that the 12 year old system is a popular one and for many gamers, GameStop is the only place to find a great selection of its games. We will still offer a wide selection of the PS2 hardware, accessories and games in many of our stores and online for several months, based on remaining stock from trades.
We are very excited about the upcoming PS4 and are making room in our stores for it and other new platforms expected this fall."
There, your PS2 is now obsolete.