Research shows PS2 is popular for its DVD movies.
It has been said it Japan, that 60% of PS2 owners actually bought a PS2 because it plays DVDs. Sony doesn't really mind, as long as the system is breaking sales records left and right. PS2 has already sold over 1.25 million units in Japan, and games like Ridge Racer 5 and Street Fighter EX3 have sold around 500,000 copies each.
Sony has just shipped more PS2s and already customers scurried their way to a retail store and picked up the system. Leaving many people Playstation 2-less yet again. Sony expects to ship out more PS2s during this weekend.