As of November 29, 2005 the PlayStation 2 has reached 100 million units worldwide, and has achieved this figure in record time, after only 5 years and 9 months. The original PlayStation took 3 years and 9 months longer to reach the same figure, and was the first computer entertainment platform ever to reach the 100 million mark. There is currently over 14,000 PlayStation and PlayStation 2 titles, with 6,200 for the PlayStation 2 alone. As of September 2005 cumulative software shipments had reached a massive 1.869 billion units.

The territorial breakdown of PlayStation 2 console shipments is as follows:

  • Japan (including Asia) 22.22 million units (launch date: March 4, 2000)
  • North America 40.65 million units (launch date: October 26, 2000)
  • Europe/PAL 37.14 million units (launch date: November 24, 2000)

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