As many people know the PlayStation 2 which was released by Sony back in 2000 is without a doubt the best selling video game console of all time. Since its initial release back in March 2000 the PlayStation 2 has managed to sell over 155 million units worldwide over the course of the 2000’s decade. Ever since the PlayStation 2 had set the record for becoming the best selling video console in the history the only game system that has come remote close to surpassing it was the Nintendo DS which was released back in late 2004. Since its release the Nintendo DS has reportedly sold over 154 million units worldwide which may come as a shock to some people since it was a portable game console.
As far as Sony is concerned it seems like the only game system that the company has produced that has come remotely close to selling near as much as the PlayStation 2 was the PS1 which was released back in 1994. Throughout most of the 90’s and early 00’s the PS1 was one of the hottest consoles in the gaming market. In fact the PS1 has managed to sell over 102 million units worldwide between 1994 and 2006. While it seems like the PlayStation 4 can possibly sell more than the PS3 and the PS1 there are many people who are highly doubtful that it will ever surpass the PlayStation 2 in terms of sales. Back in the 00’s the PlayStation 2 was total package since it featured backwards compatibility which is absent on the PS4 and allowed players to enjoy PS1 as well as PS2 games. The PlayStation 4 has been available in retail since late 2013 and its only a matter of time before Sony moves on to the its next generation console. It’s incredible to think that the PS2 was released approximately eighteen years ago along with the fact that it still remains to be the best selling video game console ever.