• Sales of PlayStation 2 Hit 150 Million Units

    Sony PS2 Reaches Major Shipments Milestone

    Sony Computer Entertainment this week announced that the cumulative sales of PlayStation 2 video game system reached 150 million units worldwide, as of January 31, 2011. This once again proves that Sony's PS2 is the best-selling game console ever and it remains to be seen whether its sales record will ever be beaten.

    This incredible milestone - 150 million units sold-in - was reached in 10 years and 11 months since PlayStation 2ís release in Japan on March 2000. PlayStation 2 features a vast library of more than 10 828 software titles, representing a broad range of game genres that appeal to everyone in the family. More than 1.52 billion units of PlayStation 2 software have been sold worldwide.
    PlayStation 2 was the first home computer entertainment system to integrate DVD technology, and the rapid growth of the install base helped establish DVD as the standard optical disc media format worldwide.

    Despite almost entering its 12th year since launch, PlayStation 2 system continues to serve as the entertainment centerpiece in many living rooms and is strongly supported in countries and regions, particularly in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and South America.

    Source: Xbit Labs
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. mr. nails's Avatar
      mr. nails -
      i'm on my 3rd one atm, but not because of system failure. seems ppl just kept giving me newer version so i took it and sold the old. i have yet to upgrade to a ps3 so my ps2 is still hooked up, to this PC mind u, with Onimusha 3 digested. i'll buy another for backup right be4 they stop production.

      Great job Sony!
    1. predateur's Avatar
      predateur -
      correction :
      .............was reached in 10 years and 11 months since PlayStation 2’s release in Japan on March 2000......Despite almost entering its 12th year since launch, PlayStation 2 system continues to serve as the.......
      entering its 11th year in one month , not 12th.
    1. duke0102's Avatar
      duke0102 -
      I wonder if the CFW helped in any recent sales lol
    1. EyeCandy's Avatar
      EyeCandy -
      Quote Originally Posted by duke0102 View Post
      I wonder if the CFW helped in any recent sales lol

      Yea...cause the article is talking about the PS3
    1. duke0102's Avatar
      duke0102 -
      Quote Originally Posted by EyeCandy View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by duke0102 View Post
      I wonder if the CFW helped in any recent sales lol

      Yea...cause the article is talking about the PS3
      haha, My bad lol