Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced that it has sold 1.5 million units of the PlayStation 2 since the week of Thanksgiving helping to establish an installed user base of 6.5 million units in the US. Sony also claims that according to TRSTS reports from the NPD Group, PlayStation and PlayStation 2 software sales have accounted for more than two-thirds of the video game software market during the month of November. Sales from the PlayStation family of products, including hardware, software, and peripherals, have generated more than $700 million in revenue during the same time period.
Konami's Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty was the best-selling console game in November, followed by Grand Theft Auto III, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, Harry Potter: The Sorcerer's Stone, Madden NFL 2002, and WWF Smackdown! Just Bring It. In all, the PlayStation family of products accounted for five of the top 10 best-selling console games in November and more than 60 percent of that total revenue.
"Clearly, data for the first month of the holiday sales season indicates that the entire PlayStation family of products will soundly outsell all competitors combined, despite the heralded introduction of new game consoles during this important month," said Jack Tretton, senior vice president of Sony Computer Entertainment America. "We recognize the importance of delivering products that provide the greatest overall value for the consumer and are happy to see that consumers are placing their support behind the PlayStation brand once again this holiday season."