The PS2 has always been the darling of the industry with sales now well over 100 million and it still selling well across the globe, especially in the emerging economies.
However VGChartz has been crunching some numbers and has come up with a surprising situation, the Xbox 360 is selling far better now than the PS2 was at this point in it’s life cycle (In the US).
To be exact the Xbox 360 has sold 11.5 million over the last 12 months and during the same lifecycle of the PS2 it sold 10.2 million.
But the Xbox isn’t the only current gen console that is breaking PS2 records, the Wii is currently 21 months ahead of the curve against the PS3 and while it’s sales are starting to drop now it doesn’t seem likely that it’s going to ever fall behind the sales chart of the PS2.
All these numbers don’t mean that much though with gaming now becoming far more mainstream over the last few years which means the current gen consoles have a much larger base to sell to making all these records that little bit easier to break.
It’s still interesting though.
Last Updated: January 14, 2011