Market high 50 million consoles sold for the PSP

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Sony have counted the global sales of its PlayStation handheld game console have to all over 50 million units sold.

The PlayStation Portable, known as PSP, debuted in Japan in December 2004 which hit markets in the U.S., Asia and Europe in 2005.

The company’s video game unit, Sony Computer Entertainment, announced the sales in a statement last Friday.

Brisk sales of the PSP are raising a challenge to rival Nintendo’s DS portable console — the market leader. In Japan, PSP sales outpaced the DS for several months last year, according to Tokyo-based trade magazine Enterbrain.

Nintendo said the Kyoto-based company has sold 96.2 million DS and its latest version DSi consoles since December, 2004.

And adding more on the Games for the PSP’s UMD, about more than 2,000 titles on UMD are available worldwide, with cumulative software sell-in units reaching 200 million to date. In addition to packaged games, taking advantage of PSP’s network capability.

[Famitsu via Alafista]

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2 Responses to “Market high 50 million consoles sold for the PSP”


  1. 1 Persocom Monday, February 16, 2009 at 5:08 am

    To buy or not to buy, I still haven’t decided. There’s a lot of good games on the PSP that the DS doesn’t offer, maybe one of these days I’ll join the masses.

  2. 2 gordon Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    everywhere i go, on the bus on the train, everyone seems to own a PSP.


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