PSPgo Spurs Digital Sales

October 14, 2009Written by Joseph Peterson


Many questioned Sony when they chose to bring out a gaming device that is download only. Well, judging from the digital sales figures of the PSN, the PSPgo is resulting in massive sales via download.

Since the launch of the PSPgo, the sales of digital content are up a total of 200%, quite a big jump for the handheld everyone worried about. A SCEA Spokesperson had this to say.

“The launch of PSPgo has generated strong consumer interest in the overall PSP platform and the PlayStation Network’s digital content offering. In the three days since the Oct. 1 launch of PSPgo, our top retail partners experienced a 300 percent lift in PSP hardware sales compared to the prior week same period.”

“The launch of the PSPgo has generated a significant increase in revenue for PlayStation Network, driven by a 200 percent lift in PSP game downloads purchased from PlayStation Store. With several blockbuster games launching digitally and on UMD in the coming weeks — from LittleBigPlanet to Assassin’s Creed Bloodlines — we expect this momentum to continue and look forward to a strong holiday season for both the PSPgo and PSP-3000.”

Looks as if the handheld is still holding it’s own. Especially with the strong lineup coming down the line. So, do any of you own/plan to own a PSPgo? And if so, were you apart of that 200% sales increase?