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PSP sales up by 280 per cent, says SCEA

As the shortage of PlayStation 3 units continues in the US and Canada sales of PS2 and PlayStation Portable are booming, according to Sony Computer Entertainment America.

As the shortage of PlayStation 3 units continues in the US and Canada sales of PS2 and PlayStation Portable are booming, according to Sony Computer Entertainment America.

In a statement, communications boss David Karraker said the top five retailers in North America were reporting a week-by-week rise in PS2 hardware sales of more than 115 per cent over the Thanksgiving period. Sales of PSP units, meanwhile, were up by 280 per cent.

Sales of first-party software are also up, according to SCEA. PS2 game sales rose by 120.6 per cent, with PSP software sales increasing by almost 168 per cent.
Sony has yet to publish figures for exactly how many PlayStation 3 units have been sold in North America since the console launched there on November 17.
However, Karraker did confirm that all PS3s shipped to the US last week have been sold, adding, "More are already on their way for this week.

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Krimson3952d ago

Omg, there is an increase in console/handheld sales 1 month before christmas. Alert the press!

ScorpioKyle3952d ago

I can attest to the PSP actually selling now. no longer are they clogging up my shelf space. But at least where I work, I sell 1 PSP for every 20-30 DS's I sell.

specialguest3952d ago

it amazes me how the PS2 still sells very well, and now it's inclining in sales despite being a whole generation old. of course Christmas holiday being around the corner plays a factor too, but it's a WHOLE generation old console.

ScorpioKyle3951d ago

price. most consumers don't buy systems until they are cheap. Also library, look at the software line up for any new system, not too big with expensive games. Look at the older PS2 with tons of games and most of them dirt cheap.

DJ3952d ago

I wonder if PS2's going to end up outselling the competition again come December.

Maddens Raiders3952d ago (Edited 3952d ago )

will go down in console lore as a first ballot hall of famer -- ahem, whenever it decides to retire of course.

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