The newly designed PlayStation 2 comes at a price of 16,000 yen (US$140) and features a sold separately stand like the original PS2 stand for $4.
"While inheriting the functions of the current PlayStation 2, the internal design architecture of the new system has been completely overhauled, resulting (in a console that is) lighter in weight," the company said in a statement.
PlayStation 2 celebrated its seventh anniversary last month. To date it has sold 120 million units worldwide making it the best selling video game system of all time.
This story, "Sony Announces New PS2 in Japan" was originally published by GamePro.