Neocrisis: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the cumulative worldwide sales of PSP handheld entertainment system reached a total of 70 million units(*1) as of April 27, 2011.
But I thought it was a flop? According to the haters anyway. If thats a flop, then god knows when the PS3 and Xbox 360 are.
lol Good one
Well it is a flop because its ONLY competitor sold twice as much PLUS it has sold less than 235million games. @70 million psp's out there that makes it less than 3.4 games per console. Not only does the psp have the least games sold this gen, it has the lowest attach rate too
exactly. Notice no mention about the game sales?
Nintendo has been the only huge name in the handheld business, especially since sega pulled out of the race. To believe that PSP would sell more than Nintendo in their biggest market is madness. With their first run at the handheld market for that generation, I think Sony did a damn good job making a name for themselves and stealing some market share from Nintendo.
Attach ratios don't seem to be a factor in Kinect's success story, so why bring it up when discussing the PSP. Sounds like double standards to me.
The only thing that flopped was the PSPGo
that was flop even before launch
this is the first time i've ever agreed with you
Sadly its not as simple as looking at these numbers. Software did not sell as well as hardware did I mean it sold terrible in comparison to one another. This lead to some really terrible games I'm not denying there some amazing PSP games but bad outweighed good on the psp. The reason was simply becuase some of good games did not sell like they should of done.
exactly! for an install base of 70 million the best selling games is monster hunter 5 million? (which isnt even 1st party)
piracy killed the psp.
The initial price of the PSP also help kill it
50 million of those are special editions in Japan no doubt heh.
its the only handheld to ever hold firm against nintendo so that alone is a big accomplishment
its not like nintendo has had any competition so far unless you consider garbage like the lynx, game gear, gizmodo, n gage competition
Pretty good going up against the huge behemoth that Nintendo is when it comes to handhelds.
Wow, why do people call this thing a flop? good work Sony.
that's a very good job considering the competition. The Beast known as Nintendo has DOMINATED the hand held market since day 1. The PSP is dead. Long Live PS Vita!
Vita about to take the crown
70 million lifetime sales is very healthy, especially with the fact that this was Sony's first foray into handhelds. Coupled with the fact it had to compete with the unstoppable DS, this is really an achievement.
i think the vita will beat out the 3ds IMO
Given the price tag of the 'Vita' (*snicker*), I suspect Nintendo has some true serious competition this go around.
Also, given Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) infamous history with regards to 'sales numbers', I'm not sure if I'd take this as cash...
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