PlayStation 2 continues to hurdle forward

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It’s amazing to look back almost 11 years now and realize the PlayStation 2 was just being released. I mean, we’re already 6 years into the life cycle of the PlayStation 3 and still, consumers are going out and buying its predecessor in droves. It’s quite the miracle, to be honest.

According to Sony, the PlayStation 2 has officially sold over 150 million units world wide. That’s an astronomical number for a console and something that has yet to have been achieved previously in the industry. Surprisingly enough, those 150 million consoles have also contributed over 1.50+ billion game sales for the console as well.

Let that set in a bit — that’s 1,500,000,000 worth of games. Would you even have enough shelf space in your house for that amount of software? That’s a ridiculous sum considering that only roughly 10,000 games have been developed for the console.

Oddly, Sony expected demand for the PlayStation 2 to continue throughout Eastern Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, and South America.  It’s probably only a matter of time before it’s reaching the 160m plateau.

Readers Comments (2)

  1. I thought that figure would have been in the 175 million by now. The same thing will happen for the PlayStation 3 it will go on to sale 100 million +.

    • it did with the ps1
      it did with the ps2
      whith the curent market share, pricing, features and game libary there is little dought that the ps3 won achive the same or better result

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