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Sony Marks 50 Million PlayStation Portable Sales

For all the stick Sony's PSP gets, there's no denying it has longevity. It's been through three revisions thus far, with rumours of a forth to come, been made GPS, video messaging and Skype compatible and, now, 50 million of the things have been sold.

In fact, even more consoles have likely been sold as Sony says the figure was reached as of the 1st of January. As poor as sales may be, it seems unlikely that not a single PSP would be bought in the last month or so.

Admittedly, the number pales in comparison to some of Sony's other consoles, such as the PlayStation 2 which just passed the 50 million mark in North America alone. Nor is Sony likely to enjoy conceding that Nintendo has sold nearly twice as many DS and DS Lites. Nonetheless, it's a noteworthy and impressive landmark for the PSP.

mjaffk

February 13, 2009, 3:38 pm

I have one. I love it.

smc8788

February 13, 2009, 5:46 pm

I had one. Loved it. Sold it.





Story of a lot of the PSPs I think. The hardware was good. The software? Meh. I still can't shift any of my old games.

Keldon

February 13, 2009, 10:51 pm

Similar Story for me, got one when it was new for my brother, couldnt believe the quality.





Got myself one last year (the new skinny and low fat version) bought a bunch of games with it and two months later it was sold. Not enough good games for the platform to justify it for me

Matthew Bunton

February 15, 2009, 10:06 am

I have hung on to mine but heavens know why as you guys have said great functionality poor games software.





where is GT mobile, Resi 4 etc etc.

Ohmz

March 15, 2009, 3:04 am

"Nor is Sony likely to enjoy conceding that Nindendo has sold nearly twice as many DS and DS Lites."





Typo Hugo. "Nindendo."

Gordon394

March 15, 2009, 11:29 pm

@Ohmz - fixed, thanks.

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