Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. today announced that the cumulative sales of PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system reached 150 million units worldwide, as of January 31, 2011.
This milestone was reached in 10 years and 11 months since PlayStation 2?s release in Japan on March 2000.
In addition, more than 1.52 billion units of PlayStation 2 software have been sold worldwide, according to Sony.
PlayStation 2 was successful in delivering intuitive game play through the highly popular DUALSHOCK 2 controller as well as through Eye Toy USB Camera, released back in 2003.
Furthermore, PlayStation 2 was the first home computer entertainment system to integrate DVD technology, and the rapid growth of the install base helped establish DVD as the standard optical disc media format worldwide.
Despite almost entering its 12th year since launch, PlayStation 2 system continues to serve as the entertainment centerpiece in many living rooms and is strongly supported in countries and regions, particularly in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and South America.