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PlayStation 2 is Sony's second gaming system and the successor to the original PlayStation. It competed with the GameCube and Xbox in the sixth generation of video games. Sony followed up with the PlayStation 3 in 2006.


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PS2 devkit, rumored to cost $20,000 at launch

PlayStation 2 gameEdit

See also: 2009 fiscal year
PlayStation 2 sales figures (production shipments) (based on official financial reports[1][2])
Date Annual sales Total sales (cumulative)
Fiscal year ending March 31, 2000 1.41 1.41
Fiscal year ending March 31, 2001 9.20 10.61
Fiscal year ending March 31, 2002 18.07 28.68
Fiscal year ending March 31, 2003 22.52 51.20
Fiscal year ending March 31, 2004 20.10 71.30
Fiscal year ending March 31, 2005 16.17 87.47
Fiscal year ending March 31, 2006 16.22 103.69
Fiscal year ending March 31, 2007 14.20 117.89
Fiscal year ending March 31, 2008 13.70 131.6
Fiscal year ending March 31, 2009 7.90 139.5
Fiscal year ending March 31, 2010 7.30 146.8
Fiscal year ending March 31, 2011 6.40 153.2

Sales data tidbitsEdit

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Early market domination by the PS2

*Worldwide:
    • September 2001: 19.57 million shipped [4]
    • May 2002: 30 million shipped[5]
    • September 2002: 40 million shipped (also regional breakdown) [6]
    • January 2003: 50.03 million [7]
    • April 2006: over 105 million [8]
    • July 2008: 140 million units [9]
  • United States:
    • January 2003 (NA): 21.48m [10]
    • January 2003 (US): 15.8m [11]
    • January 2004 (NA): 24.5m [12]
    • April 2007: 38.2 million [13]
    • January 2008 (US): 41.12m [14]
    • August 2008 (U.S.): 42.5 million units [15]
    • January 2009 (U.S.): 43 million [16]
      Sony consoles shipments

      Yearly PlayStation 2 sales

    • January 2009 (NA): 50 million [17]
  • Japan
    • Launch: 980,000 [18]
    • October 2008: 21.45 million units [19]
  • Europe:
    • Launch: 0.5 million [20]
    • January 2003: 16.02 million [21]
    • May 2008: 48 million [22]
  • United Kingdom:
    • Launch: 46,000 [23]
    • 50 weeks since launch: 1 million units [24]
  • Mexico:
    • Q4 2007: 860,000 PS2s [25]
  • Australia:
    • First 7 months: 78,000 units [26]
    • First 45 weeks: 116,000 units[27]
    • 55 weeks: 200,000 [28]
    • February 2007: 2.2 million units [29]
  • Italy:
    • December 2007: 4.5 million units sold [30]

Best selling video gamesEdit

Best selling PS2 games in Japan (source)
  1. Dragon Quest VIII - 3,538,860
  2. Final Fantasy X - 2,323,463
  3. Final Fantasy XII - 2,322,329
  4. Final Fantasy X-2 - 1,960,937
  5. Dragon Quest V - 1,611,974
  6. Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec - 1,437,581
  7. Dynasty Warriors 4 - 1,197,349
  8. Kingdom Hearts II - 1,129,196
  9. World Soccer Winning Eleven 6 - 1,115,707
  10. World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 - 1,085,082
  11. Hot Shots Golf 4 - 1,083,079

See alsoEdit

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit


External linksEdit

News articles
Sixth generation of video games
PlayStation 2 · GameCube · Xbox · Dreamcast · Game Boy Advance

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