Sony Reveals PSP Sales Numbers
Putting the speculation to an end...
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. finally announced the first week sales of the PSP today. The company states that the launch of their video game handheld system generated more than $150 million at North American retailers, with over 500,000 units sold in its first two days of release. Sony is also claiming that these first week sales outpace that of Nintendo's DS handheld system which released earlier in November. However NPD data is currently not available to verify this.
"The launch of PSP was everything we hoped for, with extraordinary consumer demand driving sales of hardware units alone upwards of $150 million in first week sales, far and away above those generated by any other product in the space," said Kaz Hirai, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "In only two weeks, PSP is having an immediate impact across the entire industry as consumers are clearly voting it the product of the year in 2005."
The launch of the PSP in North America saw lines of people waiting at retailers into the latest hours of the night just to be one of the first to own the system. With already 1 million units sold in Japan, the PSP is quickly becoming yet another huge success for the computer entertainment company.