Not to be outdone today, in announcing impressive sales figures, officials from SCEI have revealed that cumulative world-wide shipments of the company’s PlayStation 2 console reached 60 million units on 6th September, 2003. This is 1.6 times more in volume compared to the same period after launch of the original PlayStation. In order to cope with the busy Christmas period the company will be increasing monthly production/shipment to more than 3 million units.
The cumulative shipments by territory (as of 6th September, 2003) are as follows:
Japan/Asia - 14.7 million units (launch date: 4th March, 2000)
North America - 26.42 million units (launch date: 26th October, 2000)
Europe/PAL - 19.44 million units (launch date: 24th November, 2000)