Submitted by Cyrus365 1610d ago | news

Sony Ships 150m PS2s Worldwide as of early 2011

VGC: "Sony has assuredly topped 150m PS2s through January 2011. This makes PS2 the first system to top 150m units of hardware worldwide. DS will be there by the end of 2011, but for now, Sony's dominant system of the 2000-2006 is still rather easily the biggest system of all time. With PS1 at only 102.5m units and Wii just at 85m, no home console should touch PS2 figures for years. Moreover, as Sony is still shipping 1-2m units per quarter in developing markets, the system has not only topped 150m, but can still top 160m units if the modest declines from the current 6-7m level can continue for at least another half year. In fact if PS2 is at 153m or more by the end of June 2011, 160m is going to be passed rather easily." (Industry, PS2)

Dart89  +   1611d ago
Amazing and at the price they have it rite now i don't see it dying off so soon.
-Superman-  +   1610d ago
PS2 = most successful console ever
Istanbull  +   1610d ago
PS2 is far from dead, after 10 f*cking years, it still manages to sell 6 million consoles a year.

Expect this number to grow as PS2 is being introduced to emerging markets at a cheap price.

I think Sony underestimated the lifetime of the PS2, they need to extent it to atleast 15 years.
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siyrobbo  +   1610d ago
11 years, first released march 2000

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BattleAxe  +   1610d ago
CONGRADULATIONS SONY!! I have such great memories from my PS2 days.
Oner  +   1610d ago
I went to press agree and hit disagree by accident so please disregard that incorrect marker.
velocitygamer  +   1610d ago
I love you PS2 <3

All homo.
malandra  +   1610d ago
but how many are sold? hum?

because if we use the same logic that xbots use to downplay PS3's sales then this must really be around 60-70 million
Masterchef2007  +   1610d ago
Sony only ships to retailers when retailers demand consoles from sony. And that only happens when the stocks are low. So yes the PS2s are still selling cause sony is still shipping them. Its buisness logic
klado  +   1610d ago
Xbobs are delusionals, there is ur answer mate.
Convas  +   1611d ago
Glad I was one of those sales. Truly one of the best gaming experiences of my life.
Rage_S90  +   1610d ago
the statement above me is true
ugo  +   1611d ago
"greatest console ever made" even Mario and patcher can testify to this
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Dark_Charizard  +   1611d ago
Sorry but you're talking about NES
SuperKing  +   1610d ago
NES was good but PS2 is better.
Kon  +   1610d ago
Nintendo fanboy opinions don't count
Istanbull  +   1610d ago
Why would you say NES? PS2 is the most sold console ever, it has also the best games ever made.
BattleAxe  +   1610d ago
My most favorite consoles to this day are the NES, PS2 and PS3. These are the platforms that define what gaming really is.
Rage_S90  +   1610d ago
ps2 had the most diverse library of all time imo
Adva  +   1611d ago
Final PS2 price drop incoming! $49.99!!!
ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1610d ago
Sony is on fire, PS2, PSP, PS3, and now NGP later this year.

4 Platforms supported.
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Malebaria  +   1610d ago
Impressive. Its diverse library and reliability is second to none. My original is still rocking to this very day.
JohnnyHalo  +   1610d ago
Sounds good, if only 3/4 of those didn't have burnt out laser lense.
Dart89  +   1610d ago
At least it's doing way better than xbox xDD.
starcb26  +   1610d ago
Johnnyhalo? You don't sound like a fanboy or a troll at all.
Masterchef2007  +   1610d ago
My god Joe and they are still selling. WOW that is just amazing
btk  +   1610d ago
Embed it in new LCD TV's. Bundle it on phones and make the titles downloadable. The PS2 has a lot of life left in it.
HungryGoku  +   1610d ago
I got my girl a Ps2 for Christmas and she loves FFX.
zoks310  +   1610d ago
Best video game console ever...... period.
Congrats to Sony on being the first company to sell 150 million video game consoles, you made history (again), no fanyboy or company can ever take that away. I can see Jack Tretton rubbing this in at E3 2011. lol.

#1 forever.
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Raendom  +   1610d ago
Maybe this is why Sony don't release backwards compatibilty for all PS3s?
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blackburn5  +   1610d ago
This why no console wilk ever beat the PS2 because it will not die. We are fully into the next generation of consoles and PS2 is still selling. What other console can boast that? The Xbox and Gamecube are probably somewhere being used as doorstops

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