A staggering 300,000 Slim PSPs were sold in Japan during its first three days on sale, with the release of hot game Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core helping to drive RPG-obsessed Japanese gamers PSP mad.
It’s quite a leap for Sony’s poor little PSP, which usually manages between 20k and 30k a week – and routinely gets outsold by a factor of two or three by Nintendo’s DS Lite.
In the UK, things were equally positive, with Sony saying PSP sales here went up to around 17k in its launch week. Not a staggeringly high figure – and you have to wonder how low they were before – but it’s something for Sony to cling to in the sea of bad news its gaming division currently finds itself in.
The inevitable punchline to this update is… “all PSP needs now is some decent games.”
PSP firmware 3.70 arrives with hot new features including, er…
Wot, no coloured new PSPs and TV-out cables for us Brits?
After closing Connect, Sony rumoured to be plotting new PS3 / PSP / Bravia downloads store