PlayStation 2 hits 150 million shipped worldwide

By Johnny Cullen, Monday, 14 February 2011 08:19 GMT

Sony’s announced that PlayStation 2 has now hit 150 million units shipped worldwide.

PlayStation 2

Launched in 2000.

Cost £299 in the UK, $299 in the US and ¥39,980 in Japan.

Launch titles including Ridge Racer V and FIFA 2001.

GTA San Andreas is PS2’s best-selling game at over 20 million units.

The milestone is the latest of many for the console, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in all regions last year and will go into its eleventh year in Japan next month.

Sony has also confirmed that over 1.52 billion units of software for the console have now shipped with a total of 10,828 games now appearing on the platform.

The firm added that it still expects to see demand continue for PS2 in Eastern Europe, South America, South East Asia and the Middle East.

The console launched in Japan on March 4, 2000, and was followed in the US on October 26, 2000 and November 24, 2000 in Europe.

Launch titles included Ridge Racer V and FIFA 2001 Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2, SSX, TimeSplitters and Midnight Club

David Lynch’s “Third Place” PS2 launch ad.

Some of the machine’s best-known games include Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3, Gran Turismo 3 and 4, God of War, Final Fantasy X and XII, Burnout 3, God of War, Zone of the Runners and its sequel, The Second Runner and Guitar Hero.

The biggest-selling title on the platform, however, is Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas with 20 million units moved as of February 2009.

The two GTA titles before it, III and Vice City, were timed PS2 exclusives.

Thanks, Andriasang.

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