Sony's PlayStation Vita is the next big thing from Sony
gaming department, but if you're curious as to how the long-lived
PlayStation Portable line is doing, here are the numbers. Sony has just
revealed that a whopping 70 million PSP handhelds have been sold
globally up until now, starting way back in December of 2004. That's a
big, big number, no matter how you slice it. It's important to note that
Nintendo still holds the overall gaming handheld crown, but they
effectively started the trend way back with the Game Boy. Their DS line
alone has sold well over 100 million units to date, so Sony's still
lagging in that regard, but it's still a ton of units and has for sure
been profitable for them by now.
On the games front, more than 3,200 titles on UMD are available
worldwide, with cumulative software sales reaching 298 million units to
date. In addition to packaged games, many games have become available
for download via PlayStation 3 or PC, with a total of over 2180 titles
-- ranging from PSN exclusives to Archive titles -- being included in
So, anyone throwing a party now that the 70m threshold has been reached?
Or are you all still upset about the whole "PSN is down!" thing?