Shipments of Sony's PSP hit 10 million

Worldwide shipments of Sony's PlayStation Portable (PSP) reached 10 million on Friday, the company said.

Worldwide shipments of Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation Portable (PSP) reached 10 million on Friday, the company said the same day.

The handheld gaming device, Sony's first foray into the portable gaming market, was launched on Dec. 12, 2004, in Japan and went on sale in North America in March this year, Asia in May and Europe in September. By hitting 10 million units in 10 months, it's become the fastest selling PlayStation gaming product, said the company.

SCEI has shipped the greatest number of PSPs in North America. Shipments there totaled 4.5 million units and are followed in the ranking by Japan, at 3 million, and then Europe, at 2.5 million, it said.

By September this year, there were 183 software titles available and total shipments of games had reached 19.6 million units.

While gaming lies at the heart of the PSP, the device is capable of more. Audio and video support were included in the PSP when it launched and subsequent software updates have added a Web browser and a client for Sony's Location Free TV device. The latter product allows users to stream TV from their homes across the Internet to either computers running Sony's client or to a PSP.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Martyn Williams

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?