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PS2 hits 30 million

Four million since February...

PlayStation 2 now has a global installed base of 30 million units, Sony has announced. Our friends on the other side of the pond in North America have lapped up 11.3 million, while Japan and the rest of Asia accounts for 9.9 million. There are 8.8 million PlayStation 2 owners in Europe. It's nice to see the company emphasizing borders for once as opposed to marginalizing them. Earlier this year Sony announced an installed base of two million units in the United Kingdom alone, and threw a big party to celebrate. However, we were not invited, presumably because of jokes like the one above. The company claims to have sold four million units since February. Analysts speaking to Reuters are predicting 15 million sold by the year's end. Related Feature - Twenty-millionth PS2 ships