Neocrisis: PSP Sales Reach 70 Million Units Worldwide

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.

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Optical_Matrix2750d ago

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.

Max_Dissatisfaction2750d ago

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

Mustang300C20122750d ago

exactly. Notice no mention about the game sales?

Infernostew2750d ago

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.

Information Minister2749d ago (Edited 2749d ago )

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.

Kon2750d ago

The only thing that flopped was the PSPGo

user8586212750d ago

that was flop even before launch

Rage_S902750d ago

this is the first time i've ever agreed with you

Thecraft19892750d ago

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.

user8586212750d ago

exactly! for an install base of 70 million the best selling games is monster hunter 5 million? (which isnt even 1st party)

death2smoochie2750d ago

The initial price of the PSP also help kill it

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RankFTW2750d ago

50 million of those are special editions in Japan no doubt heh.

beast242tru2750d ago

its the only handheld to ever hold firm against nintendo so that alone is a big accomplishment

CrazyForGames2750d ago

its not like nintendo has had any competition so far unless you consider garbage like the lynx, game gear, gizmodo, n gage competition

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Nes_Daze2750d ago

Pretty good going up against the huge behemoth that Nintendo is when it comes to handhelds.

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