9 years ago this week (October 26, 2000 to be exact), the PS2 was officially launched by Sony. It started at a hefty price of $299, and I remember paying that much for my PS2. This system was one of the best releases during it’s generation of new consoles, and some statistics released by Sony Computer Entertainment America shed light onto just how successful this product has been.
Worldwide this console has sold over 140million units.
The amount of games on this console is almost 10,000, with a total of 500 million copies of games.
Currently the slim version of the PS2 is available in stores for $99, which is the version of the PS2 that I own today. All I can say is wow. This console has lived up to expectations for so long, and even after all this time, it still has its impact on society, still selling over 146,000 units last month. Happy 9th Birthday PS2!