Why the PS2 still remains the console to beat

Nine years on, PlayStation 2 sales remain surprisingly strong

It's nine years today since Sony launched the PlayStation 2 in Japan. Since then, Sony has sold over 140 million PlayStation 2s worldwide. And, incredibly, the nine year-old console is STILL selling. Long after rivals like the Microsoft Xbox, the Nintendo GameCube and the Sega Dreamcast have been consigned to the scrap heap, the PS2 continues to be the world's best-selling games machine.