PlayStation 2 goes 100X platinum

Sony's PS2 reaches 100-million-sold mark nearly four years faster than original PlayStation console.


TOKYO--Sony Computer Entertainment announced today that, as of November 29, total worldwide shipment of PlayStation 2 consoles has reached 100 million units. Divided into territories, the company shipped 22.22 million units in Japan and Asia (launch date: March 4, 2000), 40.65 million units in North America (launch date: October 26, 2000), and 37.14 million units in Europe and PAL regions (launch date: November 24, 2000).

SCE comments that the shipment of 100 million PS2 units since launch comes three years and nine months earlier than it did for the original PlayStation from 1995, which reached the mark in nine years and six months after its release. SCE also notes that the original PlayStation was the first game console to ever ship 100 million units.

SCE says that more than 14,000 games are currently available for the backward-compatible PlayStation 2, of which 6,200 are PS2 titles. The cumulative shipment of PS and PS2 games has reached a total of more than 1.87 billion units as of September 2005.

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