Last month, the PlayStation celebrated its 15th Anniversary, and this month another milestone is reached. The PlayStation 2 is now ten years old and one of the best selling consoles of all time, with more than 140 million units around the world. The PlayStation 2 was also the first console to hit 50 million units sold in North America.
When the platform launched back in October 2000, the industry was forever changed by the introduction of a device that came built in with a DVD/CD player and offered Internet connectivity and online gameplay for the very first time. The PS2 went on to introduce brand new entertainment formats, such as motion technology with the EyeToy and has broken several industry milestones.
The PS2 is also responsible for some of today’s most well known and beloved franchises such as Ratchet and Clank, Killzone, God of War, SOCOM, and Jak and Daxter.