The 10 years and 11-month-old PlayStation 2 has shot through the 150 million units shipped mark, Sony has announced.

The PS2, which was first sold in March 2000 in Japan, is the best-selling console of all time.

An eye-watering 1.52 billion units of PS2 software have been sold worldwide as of the end of December 2010.

The PS2's best-selling game is Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which shifted 17.33 million units. In second place is Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec with 14.89 million. In third is Gran Turismo 4, with 10.76 million sold.

A total of 10,828 games have been created for the console.

Sony said it expects continued demand for the system in Eastern Europe, South East Asia, the Middle East and South America.

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