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PlayStation 2 hits 150 million milestone

Sony platform reaches landmark figure in under 11 years

Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that sales of its PlayStation 2 console have now passed the 150 million mark - a landmark number attained in ten years and 11 months since the original launch in Japan in March 2000.

In that time the platform has also accounted for over 1.52 billion units of software worldwide as of the end of December 2010 and helped popularise DVD usage in the home.

Among key software titles released were major-selling editions from the Gran Turismo, Grand Theft Auto and Metal Gear Solid franchises, with a total of 10,828 games created for the Sony console.

While the unit has since been surpassed technologically by the PlayStation 3 in most major markets, the PlayStation 2 is still popular in many of the developing games regions, such as Eastern Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and South America.

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