Playstation 2 Shipments Top 30 Million Worldwide9 May, 2002 By: Hive News
Cumulative worldwide shipments of PlayStation2 game consoles reached 30 million units May 5, Sony Computer Entertainment announced today.
Worldwide PlayStation 2 shipments by region as of May 5 are 11.3 million units in North America, 9.9 million units in the Japan/Asia region, and 8.8 million units in Europe.
PlayStation 2 shipments have reached unparalleled levels in North America and abroad, further widening the gap for the competition.
“Due to the accelerated growth of the PlayStation 2 business, the company clearly has solidified its leadership position for the foreseeable future,” trumpeted a press release.
"PlayStation has delivered on its entertainment promise to consumers, and, in turn, our growing loyal fan base continues to propel the platform to unprecedented heights," said Kaz Hirai, president and COO, Sony Computer Entertainment America. “Even after a pivotal year for the gaming industry in 2001, we remain confident about our opportunities for continued growth. As an illustration of the demand for PlayStation 2, we announced in February 2002 that the company had shipped 26 million units worldwide. Now, as of May 5, 2002, just three months later, we have shipped 30 million units worldwide."