PS2 Tops 150 Million Unit Sales


Tokyo -

Sony Computer Entertainment

said Monday that worldwide cumulative sales of its PlayStation2 video game console reached the 150 million unit milestone worldwide on Jan. 31, 2011, 12 years into the platform's launch.

PlayStation2 features a library of more than 10,828 software titles, and more than 1.52 billion units of PlayStation2 software have been sold worldwide.

PlayStation2 was credited with delivering intuitive game play through the Dualshock 2 controller and the Eye Toy USB camera, released in 2003.

The EyeToy Camera allows players to physically interact within the game by having their images projected to the TV monitor in real time.

It also tracks the users' hands or body movement for a new style of game play.

PlayStation2 was also the first home computer entertainment system to integrate DVD technology.

In its 12th year since launch, the PlayStation2 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, Sony said.


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