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Sony hits 50 million PSP sold

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Feb 2009 1:55 User comments (15)

Sony hits 50 million PSP sold Sony has announced today that they have reached a new milestone for their handheld, the PlayStation Portable (PSP), reaching 50 million units sold.
The original PSP was launched in December 2004 and has seen two revisions done to the hardware adding a built-in microphone and slimming down the actual unit.

Sony has also slowly begun phasing out its dying UMD physical media format, pushing instead for digital downloads of games and movies that can be placed on Memory Sticks.

Despite the milestone, recent figures from NPD show that PSP sales have lagged, falling 25 percent year-on-year for the month of January.

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15 user comments

115.2.2009 2:35

And tis still better as a PDA/emlution device than a retail game device....

215.2.2009 18:53

I actually enjoy several of the PSPs retail games. Particularly, the many RPGs on the system.

It's sales have been lagging in the NPD data (US sales only), but in Japan this thing is on fire. Outselling every system except the DS. Japan seems to be the only region where people actually pay for their retail PSP games.

315.2.2009 18:54

PSP-3000 = No Sales.

Why's:
its got an interlaced display interface.
It hasn't been hacked.

Do you need any more reasons Why you shouldn't buy it.

415.2.2009 19:09

i bought, several retail games mainly RPg's. i bought the remake of the first StarOcean. i played the original for Super Famicom and find the remake only to be slightly disappointing because of the remade Character and the Level maps were remade that was Okay.

i also purchased a Tales Of game which was quite good it was short though.

i think i was the only one to find the FFVII game on the psp, to be nothing more than major hype, though it did show what the psp had power. i downloaded it tried it and got rid of it the same day.

PopoloCrois, is another one i purchased, once you get used too the battle mechanics the game actually quite good.

516.2.2009 2:11

The only commercial games I really liked for the PSP were the Megaman remakes and a couple of RPGs... And they were also remakes, Riviera and Disgaea. Locoroco was cute, but I didn't really get into it.

I only use it as an emulation system, Genesis, NES, and SNES... No point in getting the 3000 for me.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 Feb 2009 @ 2:18

616.2.2009 8:26

i recently brought my boyfriend a psp, i borught it from someone off ebay, it came with 5 games on a memory card. he brought a umd for it when he inserted it it said the disc cannot be started. the region is not correct. what does this mean, what can i do to sort it out. thanks

716.2.2009 9:39

Originally posted by jsiddle:
i recently brought my boyfriend a psp, i borught it from someone off ebay, it came with 5 games on a memory card. he brought a umd for it when he inserted it it said the disc cannot be started. the region is not correct. what does this mean, what can i do to sort it out. thanks
Hold the Right trigger from a cold boot. then some where in that menu is an option for region free.

Just getting it out of the way, but that Q's is supposed to go here
http://forums.afterdawn.com/forum_view.cfm/149 .

817.2.2009 12:53

Who cares about hacking the PSP?

917.2.2009 13:34

Originally posted by xblade132:
Who cares about hacking the PSP?

People who actually want to get some use out of the thing?

1017.2.2009 16:34

What a sorry excuse.

1117.2.2009 21:46

Originally posted by xblade132:
Who cares about hacking the PSP?
People who like to run emulation.

People who like to develop.

People that like to push the hardware as far as it can go.

and of coarse what your probably going to say, to pirate.

Its not illegal to chip you console, its just illegal to play pirated games.

its in the same department as DVD burners its not illegal to have one but its illegal to copy copyrighted work.

1217.2.2009 22:44

Originally posted by xblade132:
What a sorry excuse.

Alright, then, who wouldn't want a hacked PSP?

1318.2.2009 10:42

Quote:
Originally posted by xblade132:
What a sorry excuse.

Alright, then, who wouldn't want a hacked PSP?
That's a better statement to state rather than saying "PSP-3000 = No Sales.

Why's:
its got an interlaced display interface.
It hasn't been hacked.

Do you need any more reasons Why you shouldn't buy it."

1418.2.2009 10:47

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by xblade132:
What a sorry excuse.

Alright, then, who wouldn't want a hacked PSP?
That's a better statement to state rather than saying "PSP-3000 = No Sales.

Why's:
its got an interlaced display interface.
It hasn't been hacked.

Do you need any more reasons Why you shouldn't buy it."

Not necessarily. Now, are you going anywhere with this?

1518.2.2009 12:24

Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by xblade132:
What a sorry excuse.

Alright, then, who wouldn't want a hacked PSP?
That's a better statement to state rather than saying "PSP-3000 = No Sales.

Why's:
its got an interlaced display interface.
It hasn't been hacked.

Do you need any more reasons Why you shouldn't buy it."

Not necessarily. Now, are you going anywhere with this?
No he's not,because i am not going to argue with it.

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