Zeno Colaço, vice president of publisher and developer relations at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, recently spoke with U.K. publication Pocket Gamer about the state of Sony's portable gaming business.
It's no secret that the Nintendo DS is dominating, not just handhelds but seemingly all platforms. It's quite a task for any company to compete with Nintendo and its handheld legacy, but it's actually a testament to Sony that the PSP is sticking around and performing reasonably well, compared with prior handhelds like the Game Gear or Lynx, which just completely withered away in the presence of the Game Boy juggernaut.
That said, while the DS is leaving the competition behind with over 40 million units sold worldwide, the PSP's installed base of 20 million is nothing to sneeze at. For Sony, it's just a matter of getting more content onto the platform that's been specifically designed to take advantage of its capabilities.