PS2 has sold more than 160 million units, reveals Jim Ryan

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Launched in 2000 and recognized as the best-selling console of all time, the numbers of units sold for the PlayStation 2 have just been updated after a long time — leaving it even more isolated in the first position.

In a recent interview with the official PlayStation podcast to talk about his retirement, Jim Ryan, former CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, revealed that the PS2 has sold more than 160 million units since its debut on the market.

When asked what the start of this millennium represents for him, Ryan responded, “the 2000s? That would be, I would say, 160 million, which is the number of PS2s we sold. A huge milestone for us.”

PlayStation 2 has sold more than 160 million units since launch.Source: PlayStation

In 2011, Sony officially confirmed that the PS2 had sold around 150 million units — but production of the console continued for at least another two years.

In the most recent update, which has been a long time ago, the device had around 159 million units sold.

What are the best-selling consoles in history?

As the Japanese giant has long stopped reporting the sales of its home consoles, this is probably the final word on the sales figures of the PS2 — which is still in first place among the best sellers in history. Check out the top 10:

  1. Playstation 2 — 160 million units;
  2. Nintendo DS — 154 million units;
  3. Nintendo Switch — 125 million units;
  4. GameBoy — 118 million units;
  5. Playstation 4 — 115 million units;
  6. PlayStation — 102 million units;
  7. Nintendo Wii — 101 million units;
  8. Playstation 3 — 87.5 million units;
  9. Xbox 360 — 85 million units;
  10. Game Boy Advance — 81.5 million units.

Jim Ryan passed the SIE mantle to Hiroki Totoki

As announced in September last year, Jim Ryan officially retired this Monday (01) and passed the mantle of CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment to Japanese Hiroki Totoki — another veteran of the house.

In the podcast, Ryan also commented on the difficulties in reconciling his home life in Europe and his professional responsibilities in North America.

“After 30 years, I have made the decision to retire from SIE in March 2024,” said the executive. “I took advantage of the opportunity to have a job that I love at a very special company, working with great people and incredible partners. But I have found it increasingly difficult to balance living in Europe and working in North America.”

Jim Ryan, former CEO of SIE.Source: https://twitter.com/thegameawards/status/1773762482643087623

“I will leave here having had the privilege of working on products that have touched millions of lives around the world. PlayStation will always be a part of my life and I feel more optimistic than ever about the future of SIE. I want to thank Yoshida-san for for placing so much trust in me and for being an incredibly sensitive and supportive leader”, he added.

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