Released within the yr 2000, Sony’s PlayStation 2 stays the best-selling recreation console of all time. That’s in response to analysis by LearnBonds, revealing that round 1.56 billion recreation consoles have been bought globally. The PS2 accounts for the most important share with 10.07 % forward of different notable units from Atari, Microsoft, Nintendo and Sega.
According to the report, by the top of March 2020, roughly 157.68 million PS2 consoles had been bought globally. The Nintendo DS comes second with 154.9 million models, adopted by the Game Boy at 118.69 million. Sony’s current-gen recreation console, PlayStation 4, comes third with 109.86 million models bought globally, adopted by the unique PlayStation with 102.5million models.
Other top-selling recreation consoles of all time embrace Wii ( 101.64 million), PlayStation (87.41 million) Xbox 360 (85.8 million), Game Boy Advance (GBA) (81.51 million) and PlayStation Portable (81.09 million) models.
Europe was reportedly the most important client of Sony PlayStation 2, accounting for 55.28 million of all models bought globally. North America follows intently with 53.65 million models, whereas Sony’s residence nation, Japan, accounts for 23.18 million models. The remainder of the world stands at 25.57 million models.
The analysis attributes the success of the PS2 to quite a few causes, together with the time it remained on market earlier than the PS3’s launch. What’s extra, the console additionally has an enormous library of video games that made it extra standard than the unique PlayStation. “PS2 also had the functionality of a DVD player, something that sold the console both as a home theater device and as a modern gaming device”, mentioned the report.