PlayStation 2 is, to this day, the best-selling video game console in history since it occupies first place with more than 158 million units in total so, at the same time, it is the one that more games has managed to sell. But of all the hundreds of references that made it to their catalogue, do you know exactly which are the five most successful that are still in the ranking? Well, that’s what we’re going to discover today… if you don’t already know.
The most successful PS2 games
The PlayStation 2 generation was one of the most prolific because came to consolidate the success of Sony in the field of the video game industry and, therefore, it was able to receive some games that have marked history since then. The fact is that within that Top 5 we find authentic jewels that you have surely enjoyed and that are already part of the popular culture of all of us who have in this hobby our main focus of entertainment.
Come on, let’s see the five best-selling games in the history of PlayStation 2, ordered from least units sold to most. These are:
5. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
What to say about the continuation of the mythical Metal Gear Solid from PlayStation. The game that blew all the indicators hype and that made the Hideo Kojima saga one of the most popular in history. He managed to sell a total of 7,000,000 units.
4.Final Fantasy X
Another of the top installments of the Square franchise (originally) also had the honor of becoming the fourth best-selling game in its history on PlayStation 2, with a total of 8,600,000 units total. A big number.
3. Gran Turismo 4
Sony and its exclusives also made an important leap with PlayStation 2 and, in the case of Gran Turismo 4, its success was undeniable, taking its fourth installment to third place in the best-selling games on the machine. In all, Kazunori Yamauchi managed to sell 11,760,000 units of the game.
2. Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
It must be remembered that PlayStation 2 received three Grand Touring throughout its life, so they became the most successful games, in total, on the platform. This third part managed to place itself in second place with a total of 14,890,000 units sold.
1. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
And for the end we leave the game that, we will agree everything, managed to change the history of the sandbox and, therefore, practically from the history of recent video games. GTA San Andreas on PlayStation 2 it was a colossal phenomenon that brought the Rockstar franchise to a level of popularity that we still enjoy today with a GTA V which will soon celebrate 10 uninterrupted years in the market.
In the case of this GTA San Andreas the Americans managed to sell 17,300,000 units in total, which maintains it, practically 25 years later, as the greatest success of his career in the machine that has sold the most units throughout history.