Asus produces for Sony
Asus has been commissioned by Sony to produce eight million Playstation2 consoles. Sony has currently ordered a total of 18 to 20 million Playstation2 consoles, but not all of them from Asus.
The reason for the sudden order from Asus is the limited production capacities of the previous manufacturer 'Foxconn Electronics', which with 10 to 12 million Playstation2 are exhausted. Sony was therefore forced to commission Asus, even if the production there costs about 10 dollars more each. Around 16 million Playstation2 consoles have been sold so far.