Not long ago, we reported that the PS2 had reached 90 million shipped units worldwide. Well now its 100 million. According to sony its the "Fastest Computer Entertainment Platform" to reach the figure:
"This achievement comes within 5 years and 9 months since its launch in Japan in March 2000, 3 years and 9 months faster in penetration speed compared to its predecessor, PlayStation. PlayStation was the first computer entertainment platform ever to reach the 100 million mark, achieved in 9 years and 6 months since launch.
With an overwhelming shipment of 100 million units worldwide and an exciting line-up of new and attractive titles scheduled for release in the coming year-end/New Year peak selling season, the PlayStation 2 platform is expected to grow even further.
SCEI will continue to expand PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PSP platforms and will create and develop a new world of computer entertainment for the broadband era through the fusion of game, music, movies, and broadcasting.
PlayStation 2 Cumulative Shipment by Territory (as of Nov 29, 2005) - Japan (including Asia (*1)) 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)
Worldwide Shipment: 100.01 million units (*1) Includes shipment to Asian countries and regions including South Korea."