Sony's PlayStation 2 might have been discontinued earlier this year and their PlayStation Portable long been superseded by the PlayStation Vita in Europe, but there was still the occasional new game for both systems. Today marks the ends of this their era though with the final European release hitting the market - Pro Evolution Soccer 2014.
Yes, yet more systems end their lifespan with a final sports title, but for once it is not the FIFA series but Konami's PES. It is not exactly the swansong we were hoping for, but these releases are a testament to the longevity of both systems. Even with over 155 million PlayStation 2 and 75 million PlayStation Portable systems sold worldwide though, it's still a bit of a surprise to see the final game being released an incredible 13 years and 8 years after launch respectively. What might be even more surprising however is that almost no other games were released between this year's and last year's iteration of the series. On the PlayStation 2 there were in fact no releases besides FIFA 14 and the PlayStation Portable only saw the extremely limited release of Elminage Original and the late 2012 release Phineas & Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension join FIFA 14. If you are interested in buying these milestone games your best bet will be Amazon as few retailers are stocking these. If you live in the UK though, you will have to wait another day for their release.
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