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PS2 Hits 150 Million Sold Worldwide

by Ernice Gilbert on February 14th, 2011, under News, Sony

In the current console generation, we have what you’d call ‘fanboy wars’ raging on gaming websites across the internet. That’s partly because there’s no clear leader in the race (save the Wii), so fans of Sony are always talking up the PS3′s library, while Xbox 360 gamers turn to Xbox Live as their ‘superior’ online service.

But back when the PlayStation 2 reigned, there was no such thing; as the console was the clear leader. Nothing else even came close, and today, Sony’s announced that the diehard system has arrived at the 150 million units sold mark.

Sony’s also made known that 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 isn’t expecting the console to die anytime soon, however, even after it turned ten, becoming the longest-living console of all time. Sales are expected to continue in Eastern Europe, South America, South East Asia and the Middle East.

The games that made the system popular include Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty, Gran Turismo 3&4, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy XII, God of War, God of War II, Onimusha and others. Its biggest seller was Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, with said gaming selling over 20 million copies on the system.

Long live the king of consoles.

Thanks, Andriasang.

4 Comments

  1. Tue, 15th Feb 2011 at 2:54 am

    are you kidding, the console wars were just as bad with the ps2, if not worse!
    have been since the beginning, i remember the arguments me and my cuz had over the SMG.

    ones that make me laugh the most though are the wii fanboys.
    dissing M$ and sony calling them out of touch for not adding motion controllers to their system, then calling them copycats when they do.
    well WTF do you want!?
    as the saying goes, damned if you do, damned if you dont!
    not to mention MCs were nothing new, ninty are the copycats sony started motion controls way back!
    then M$ copied sonys eye toy.

  2. Tue, 15th Feb 2011 at 6:28 am

    True. Very true. It’s elevated this time around though. Folks go insane if you say something about a company they’re “in love with” : )

  3. Tue, 15th Feb 2011 at 8:39 am

    was the same back then, i remember the stupid fight me and my cuz got into with one of his friends.
    never understood such things, i got better things to argue about then stupid electronic companies!

  4. Tue, 15th Feb 2011 at 8:45 am

    Same here.

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