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Over 64 Million PSPs Sold Since Launch

January 27, 2011 Written by Sebastian Moss

With Sony having officially revealed the successor to the PlayStation Portable, codenamed the “Next Generation Portable”, the handheld’s lifetime has finally come to a close. Sony has now revealed how many gamers have bought the portable since its release in 2005.

Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America announced:

When PSP first launched in 2005 in North America it changed the way people thought of portable gaming and raised expectations in regards to the variety and quality of games users expected to access while on the go. It has since become the go-to handheld entertainment system for more than 64 million users who seek home entertainment quality games along with access to their music, movies, photos and more.

With such a large userbase, the NGP is sure to find instant success once it launches. Were you one of the 64 million? Let us know in the comments below.