Sony's PSP Sales Reach 70 Million Worldwide

Sony's PSP Sales Reach 70 Million Worldwide

Sony's PlayStation Vita is the next big thing from Sony's handheld 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 the tally.


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?
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I loved my PSP, before the wife broke it. :P

Definitely a versatile system, loads of fun.

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I think Nintendo is winning in this market because more of there games are designed for kids. Plus their interface is more unique and they have updated the models much more often than Sony. It would be curious to know how many of those Nintendo purchases were repeat customers buying the newest model.

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I think the main thing Nintendo has had on sony in the past is just games in general. More titles. However, theres a whole ton of crap available for both the Wii and DS that doesnt show up on Sony and Microsofts systems. What happend to the seal of quality nintendo? er no friendo

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"I gave my PSP to my nephew, he has enjoyed every minute, feels good to pass something down the family line. I't will serve him as good as it did to me."

-Optimus

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Enjoyed it will it lasted (Guess around 4 months? :D) Personally not a portable gamer so thats maybe why. After the 3rd month i just messed around with homebrews on it. Glad they reached such a high sales though :D

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There were some games I was excited to play only to learn they were available on the PSP so I decided to wait and finish some PC/console games.  Time went on and I never got the PSP as planned; now that the Vita has been announced I will most likely get the new model.

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never had one can you go online with them

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