Gaming Age schrijft dat het van betrouwbare bronnen heeft gehoord dat Sony 2 miljoen PS2's klaar heeft staan om in de behoefte te voorzien van de Japanse markt (de PS2 werd daar vandaag gelanceerd). Eerder schreef EETimes dat analisten twijfelen aan de doelstelling van Sony om tijdens het introductieweekend in Japan 1 miljoen units te leveren. Door assemblage problemen zou deze claim mogelijk niet gehaald kunnen worden:
From sources, we've learned that a total of one million units will be in distribution on the first day. Immediately following will be another million units on the second day. That's a total of two million units during the launch weekend. Out of that one million on the first day, 600,000 would be dedicated to online purchases, and 400,000 for retail outlets. This is interesting considering at one point Sony had only dedicated 250,000 units for online sales, but it was clear that the demand could not be met.
Sources come from one of the IC manufacturing factories as well as a source within SofMap, a major Japanese software retailer. The source within the IC manufacturing factory had indicated a total of six million integrated circuits had been produced as of January 2000. If you consder the Emotion Engine, Graphic Synthesizer, and the I/O chip as the three integrated circuit components, that equals two million chipsets. This also coincides with Mr. Kiyoshi Yamakawa's, Sony's corporate advisor, statement that the company hopes to sell two million units in the first two days, as was reported back in early February.