Sony has confirmed that the limited edition Silver PlayStation 2 will be released in North America for US$129. However, no release date was mentioned. The silver version has already been on the market in Japan and Europe for quite a while. It includes a silver PS2 console and a silver controller, same slim size as the familiar black slim PS2 version. Sony also informed that over 111 million PlayStation 2 consoles have been sold worldwide since 2000, and over 1.12 billion pieces of software have been sold as well.