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Around 140 million PS2s now sold

Old timer celebrates ninth birthday.

Sony has released a bundle of treats for stat fans to celebrate nine years of PlayStation 2.

Around 140 million people across the globe own a PS2. In the US alone more than 500 million games have been sold and there's a PS2 in one in three homes.

More than 485 developers have produced nearly 10,000 games for the console. SOCOM is one of the most popular franchises, with more than 530 million hours of online play logged - equivalent to 60,000 years.

Happy birthday, PS2. Here's to another nine years. Unlikely though.

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