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Sony to halt PSP shipments in Japan

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 03 Jun 2014 19:20

Sony to halt PSP shipments in Japan Sony is set to stop shipping PSP consoles to retailers in Japan, following a move made by the company in North America earlier this year.
The PlayStation Portable will also stop shipping to retailers in Europe very soon. Sony hopes that the success of the PSP can continue through the PS Vita era, though it has yet to live up to its predecessor on the market.

In all, Sony sold more than 80 million PSPs worldwide, showing that it can compete with domestic rival Nintendo in the portable space. The PSP will live on in some emerging markets in Latin America and Asia, and Sony isn't halting production.

In Japan, PSP owners can trade in their aging system for a discount on a PS Vita.

It's difficult to believe that it's over ten years since the PSP was first unveiled in Japan, launching then in December of 2004.

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