Website Media Create (only the console names are in English - scroll down to see the numbers) has recently posted the latest hardware data out of Japan and the Sony PSP is trailing behind the Nintendo DS Lite by a mere 1,210 units.
Weekly total that is
Indeed, but it's still some pretty impressive numbers. I'll be a little surprised if the trend continues, however.
that will/might give PSP a permanent weekly lead over DS
I am hearing that people in Japan have really liked the pSP -tv connectivity and SKYPE might rise PSP sales twofold in Japan and remaining places
MH2G will bring up sales probably. Yet even when MH1 and MH2 games came out it didn't increase the sales past DS. Only when Crisis Core came out did PSP beat DS in weekly sales for about a month
what matters is....people were saying PSP were dead like for couple years...and now it shows sony didn't make one mistake so far in all of their gaming consoles/handheld. the only thing it takes is time to prove it...
I just bought my PSP lite last night to complement my DS after finishing Portrait of Ruin (needed a castlevania fix). Didn't realize how beautiful the PSP is...Dracula X looks so amazing after coming off PoR and Dawn of Sorrow.
When i first heard of the psp, i thought i would be amazing but I couldnt justify buying one for myself. That's until i read about all the interactivity between psp and ps3, i think that is the factor that could propel the psp to number 1.
Because now, im not only going to buy a PS3, but also a psp in the near future. The thing is that because of Uni, and student social life lol, I don't really have that much time for gaming. I still have a bunch of ps2 titles to work through. But with the ps3 - psp connectivity, i can use the psp to play games on the go when i get the chance, like on the bus or a boring lecture.
This would also mean that the lifetime of the psp would be extended to match that of the ps3, if not more.
Well, I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love my PSPs (we have two in our house). Not only do I love the games (currently playing FF Tactics), but all the little extras make it an essential part of our multi-media household. I'll be interested to know if any of the recent sales of the PSP are influenced by the growing awareness of the connectivity between PSP and PS3. The remote play feature gets enormous use in our house -- simple things such as my wife being able to see the kids when she is in London on her PSP through the PS3's Playstation Eye are just too cool.
I didn't know you could use the PSP to access the PS3 Eye. That's it. I'm finally getting a PSP.
Yea takes time and games that are not ps2 ports. Glad Sony is finally making some good handheld games for the PSP.
The next battle the PSP has is game sales. They are starting to move some nice numbers for the handheld but still no one is buying games other than Crisis Core and Monster Hunter.
Wow that's really damn good. For a minute I thought it was lifetime sales lol...
I remember a time when the DS was outselling the system by 4:1 or something... Ken Kutagari sure knew what he was doing.
ROTFL the picture
their secrets safe with me. Good job Sony and Nintendo.
best portable console out IMO
in combination with my portable XM player, there's no need for any other portable gadgets
Except your laptop =)
Did the PSP magically sell 13million units overnight?
last I checked that's how far behind in japan it was........
This headline fails.
for me there's no need to buy the DS (i have the PSP slim), because there is a really good DS emulator out there called no$gba, many games are running with full speed on it. (the sound is sometimes cracking tho...)
i dont like the DS- not enough hardcore games, innovative games like cooking mama and brain training are cool, but the harcore gamer inside me craves more
to me its just a gimmick- i love the PSP because of a couple of cool games (KZ liberation, wipeout pulse, R&C size matters, FF tactics to name a few), but mostly its the remote play thing- its incredible
You really should look at the entire DS library.. I have 20 DS games now and most of them are what you would call Hardcore
Zelda Phantom Hourglass
Final Fantasy 3
Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow
Castlevania Portrait of Ruin
Call of Duty 4
Brothers in Arms
New Super Mario Bros
Tony Hawk Ska8tland
Elite Beat Agents
Age of Empires 2
Geometry Wars Galaxies
Yea if you say the DS doesn't have hardcore titles you are blinded by media hype. The DS has more hardcore games then you can shake a stick at.
Very impressive. Of course, the DS lead is out of reach but its good to see psp still goin strong.
Go nintendo and sony. I love them both and both really define video games. xbox portable cannot destroy the the domination of sony and nintendo's handheld consoles.
It is good to hear a great handheld like the PSP is doing so well:)
A gaming console doesn't have to be number one in sales to thrive. I've had my fat PSP since launch (NA) and I've used it almost every day, well, until I got my PS3. The PSP is a damn fine piece of hardware and the multimedia aspects to it just make it a complete package.
The PSP would have to beat the DS by 50 000 units a week for an entire year to get ahead of the DS.. this isnt really news.
wow is that misleading title
I think they meant the psp is trailing behind about 30 million units, and even if it is how is that news isn't not even a real game system.
Guess I've been playing fake games on my PSP for the past 3 years, thanks for letting me know.
Its nice to see the psp holding strong but IMO DS is still the better system why? Ive played more games with other people than I have on my PSP slim.Ive been wanting to play my Monster hunter freedom 2 with ANYONE for sooo long! but the trend over here in the states is just pretty much sports games and grand theft etc not a whole lotta multiplayer stuff I dunno I do love alotta of the psp software but the lack of over the night functions for some of the games is annoying. Thats why my psp is sporting custom firmware so I get a bit more bang for my buck.
i love my psp, cant wait to try god of war and ff7 cc, going to be sweet.
Great news for the Psp. Between the two, i believe it is far superior. It deserves to win this generation of handheld wars. And if it does. wow. what a feat by sony. And another bomb by microsoft in japan. I want to move there, nobody talks about the 360.
What is that for like THIS month or even THIS year??
From the article:
"At this rate, we may very well see Sony take the portable gaming crown."
Yeah don't count on it, chick deese.
Picked one up last week, been playing jeanne d'arc. Liking it.The remote play with the ps3 is pretty cool:)
It's kinda hard for Nintendo to sell more DS's from now on, since EVERYONE IN JAPAN owns one lol!
i need some money so i can buy myself one. amazing little mashine
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