Apple says global iPad sales have topped 2 million since its U.S. launch on April 3.

Following the iPad's Stateside bow two months ago, the iPad went on sale in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom Friday May 28. Apple has not released sales figures for individual markets.

In London, the iPad's launch led to hundreds of people camping overnight outside Apple's flagship U.K. store, on Regent Street, to be among the first British consumers to buy the product.

Prices for the iPad start at £429 ($620) in the United Kingdom, with the console available to purchase in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models with a Wi-Fi connection, or the more expensive 16GB, 32GB and 64GB lines allowing Wi-Fi and 3G internet access. The top priced 64GB 3G iPad retails at £699 ($1,000).

"Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO in a statement.

Commenting on demand outstripping supply for certain models, with the 16GB 3G model proving to be a particularly popular line in the U.K., Jobs went on to say, "We appreciate [customer's] patience, and are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone."

According to a press release from Apple, the company will roll out sales of the device to an additional nine European countries next month, including Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

Apple will announce availability, local pricing and pre-order plans for these nine additional countries at a later date. Additional markets will follow throughout the year.