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    100 million PS2 shipped!

    http://www.businessworld.ie/livenews...ollingnews.htm

    Sony Computer Entertainment, the game unit of Sony Corp, said global shipments of its PlayStation 2 home game machine surpassed 100 million units yesterday.

    The product was launched in Japan in March 2000. Global shipments of PlayStation 2 included 40.65 million units to North America, 37.14 million to Europe and 22.22 million to Asia, including Japan, it said.
    As a comparision, the PS1 needed 9 1/2 years to hit 100M (and is now at 102.5M units), the PS2 did it in 5 1/2.

    The GBA is the only console/handheld that ever came close (70.04 million units shipped as of September 30th)

    Oh and there are now 6200 unique games for the PS2! As a comparision, the Xbox is at ~800 (783 last month).

    Impressive numbers.

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    when you say gba do you mean the original gba, or the other models of the gba?

    if you are going to include the slim ps2 into those numbers you would also need to include the other version of the gba.
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    Both versions.

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    both? theres the original, the gba sp, the gba micro
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    The micro wasn't out the last time this numbers were released.

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    Remember kids, Xbox was MS dipping their toes into the gaming waters to see if the temperature was just right for them. Sony was swimming long before them.

    Continue trash talking.
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    Remember, the PS1 was Sony's dipping their toes into the gaming waters to see if the temperature was just right for them ... and they sold >100 million.

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    how much money does sony lose per ps2 again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subway
    Remember, the PS1 was Sony's dipping their toes into the gaming waters to see if the temperature was just right for them ... and they sold >100 million.

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    xbox as 4 years to make it to that mark to be on pace with sony...
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverx2
    xbox as 4 years to make it to that mark to be on pace with sony...
    The Xbox will not be produced anymore next year (MS officialy stated this a few months ago) and they would need to sell ~80 million the next year to get the same numbers as Sony, not gonna happen.

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    PS: The PS2 did only cost Sony money the first two years.
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    yawn.

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    I'd also like to point out, Subby darling, that if we're using the numbers popularity contest to judge consoles, that Britney Spears was once the world's most popular singer and leisure suits were also once very popular.
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    are you trying to tell me that my light blue leisure suit is out of fashion?

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    How much money does Sony lose (see that Gerbs ) on having you as their marketing manager?

    My quick calculations have estimated that there are enough PS2's to encircle the globe.

    But Nintendo sold 150 million game boys and more than 500 000 000 games!

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    I wonder how many of those ps2s were replacements for ones that broke.....DRE anyone?

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