In addition to the mini documentary on the PlayStation, Sony has released a second part that follows the groundbreaking events of the PlayStation 2.
The PlayStation 2 to this day remains the best selling console of all time with over 153 million units sold. The system itself was wildly successful in the software department with over 10,000 titles made for it in it’s 12 years on the market. Software sales have currently sold over $1 billion, a staggering amount for any console including the consoles of today from each of the three big companies.
Much like it’s older brother, the PlayStation 2 vastly outsold its competitors, the Nintendo Gamecube which sold 21.7 million units and Microsoft’s Xbox which sold 24 million. Whilst the PS2 was recently discontinued in its home country with worldwide production ceasing soon after, it will surely be a while before any console can reach its heights.
The PlayStation 2 was readily available with what the hardcore targeted console should have, games. Sony had more games than anyone could shake a stick at and it had a brilliant marketing team behind it. Marketing these days seems to be a problem for Sony. Arguably the electronic giants biggest and most prevelant problem, perhaps with the probable PS4 announcement on Wednesday, we’ll see Sony pick up the pace, dice the competition and once again become the cream of the crop.
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