PlayStation 2 launched in Japan in March 2000, and most other major regions in October-November 2000. However, it's important to note that the PS1 was still doing very well. I tried to look for good sales figures (someone respond if they have the exact numbers), but I'm pretty sure PS1 hardware sales peaked in 2000. PS2 had hardware shortages and many considered the launch titles and launch window lackluster. How would launching the PS2 a year later in respective regions have changed the console? And would the PS1 have sold quite a bit more?
Bonus: How then would the PS3 launch play out? Let's say it would still be the same launch time as in real life. Would Sony still charge a lot for the console and cram in all the features that they did?Last edited by Wman1996 - on 26 November 2021
Lifetime Sales Predictions
Switch: 144 million (was 73, then 96, then 113 million, then 125 million)
PS5: 105 million Xbox Series S/X: 60 million
PS4: 120 mil (was 100 then 130 million, then 122 million) Xbox One: 51 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)
3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)
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