October 22, 2003 Sony's PlayStation2 has now shipped over one million units in Australia and in excess of 60 million worldwide. After nearly three years in the marketplace, the PS2's position at the top of the gaming console tree has remained at a minimum of 2 to 1 in terms sales over its nearest competitors according to Sony, which bases the claim on data from market analyst GFK.
Sony software titles are also dominating the weekly GFK charts with "on average, 16 of the top 20 titles belonging to PlayStation" and continued strength in sales of the PlayStation 2 is also attributed to the release this year of new game concepts including PlayStation 2 Network Entertainment and EyeToy.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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