Playstaton Portable Turns 5 (35 in Console Years)

Shame on you, Sony. Why? Well, the company's PlayStation Portable turned 5 years old this week, and did so with little fanfare, or even a few balloons. That's okay, PSP, because HotHardware has your back, though we're not going to sing the birthday jingle. Aw, what the heck.

Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear PlayStation Portable,
Happy birthday to you (you live in a zoo...).

Silliness aside, Sony has reason to celebrate the occasion. During its five-year run, the PSP has put up a respectable fight in the handheld console arena. Sony has sold 60 million PSPs worldwide, and of those, 17 million have landed in the United States. Yes, that's a far cry from the Nintendo DS, which as sold some 125 million units worldwide since November 2004, but that's like an MMORPG comparing itself to WoW's numbers and then being disappointed with half the amount of subscribers.

"It's been a resounding success," says Peter Dille, Sony's senior VP of marketing and the PlayStation Network.

Yes it has, but don't expect the price to drop any time soon. According to Dille, Sony is content with the PSP's $249 price point and they "have no plans to make any changes to that."