3,000,000 PS2 units shipped in Japan.
Sony of Japan's Ken Kutaragi has announced that as of August the first, 3 million PS2's have been shipped altogether in Japan. It has been five months since the PS2's debut there and the console has already been able to achieve a number that took 19 months for its predecessor to accomplish. As of now Sony has shipped 77,350,000 Playstation units. Sony also said that they predict that PS (PS One included) and PS2 will surpass the 100,000,000 mark in 2001. Imagine that, 100 million people owning a Sony console.