Useless Statistic of Day – Playstation 2 Sales

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. is tooting the horn that cumulative sales of its PlayStation 2 gaming system has hit 150 million units (as of January 31, 2011).

It took Sony 10 years and 11 months to reach this supposed milestone since PlayStation 2’s debut in Japan in March 2000.

To feed the PlayStation 2 beast, some 1.52 billion software units representing 10,828 titles have been sold.

We’ve never understood this craze over gaming systems, either on the PC or via dedicated consoles like Playstation 2, Xbox or Nintendo Wii.

If we had our way, we’d outlaw these wretched things! 🙁

5 Responses to "Useless Statistic of Day – Playstation 2 Sales"

  1. முனிAndy   February 14, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    PS “3” has been around for more than 4 years now. So this is rather a bizarre “news”.

    If we had our way, we’d outlaw these wretched things!
    hey! kazhudhai.. karpooram.. Responds:

    1. We were the Tiger Mom even before Amy Chua invented and popularized the term.

    Must read for all ‘soft’ Indian parents.

    2. Despite almost entering its 12th year since launch, PlayStation 2 system continues to serve as the entertainment centerpiece in many living rooms and is strongly supported in countries and regions, particularly in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and South America. – Sony

    • முனிAndy   February 14, 2011 at 6:09 pm

      That article has 349k Facebook “Likes”.. must be some kind of “Like” record. So it found its way into my facebook too. I can only say that I disagree with the author. I know another set of such strict parents – their kids are extremely successful academically, but I don’t think that’s the right way. Responds:

      We can’t wait to get hold of it. Will review it on SI.

      BTW, NYT reviewed the book yesterday. Must be the second review in the Times.

      • முனிAndy   February 15, 2011 at 9:51 am

        Pardon my ignorance.. won’t it be available on Kindle? Responds:

        Waiting for library copy.

  2. rama dasa   February 14, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    i remember when i got my ps2,i was like 10,my favorite childhood memories were spent playing GTA 3:killing Italian mobsters with flamethrowers and hacking of the heads of computer animated rock star’s !man those were some good times,beheading real rock star’s with a samurai sword carries a dubble life sentence and hitting a mobster with a flamethrower will get your little controler cut off! sometimes fake is more fun than the real thing! Responds:

    You write: sometimes fake is more fun than the real thing

    True, Anna Nicole Smith proved it. 😉

    The NYT Arts section yesterday had a huge piece on how the Royal Theater Co in UK will debut an opera on her life.

  3. rama dasa   February 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    if SI stops by the BAPS in cherry hill again for snacks,may I reccoment the “chakari” for 7$?? im munching on some now as im typing this,also”watermellon barfi” is another fav that i never leave without. FYI the food products sold ARE made in usa unlike what most indian grocers serve (i.e made in india and shipped to usa) Responds:

    Watermelon Burfi at Cherry Hill Swaminarayan temple is good. We’ve had that on several occasions earlier.

    By the way, a lot of sweets sold in Indian grocery stores here are made locally too. The canned Gulab Jamun, Rasmalai et al tins, of course, come from India but the flat sweet-boxes are usually local.

    Swaminarayan Mandir Cherry Hill, NJ Sweets & Snacks Review – Simply Divine; Great with Booze

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