PSP Sales in 60% Increase

The recent price drop in Europe for the PSP has seen a 60% increase in sales according to Sony, who declined to reveal actual sales of its handheld console. The price of the PSP dropped £20 on May 4th, and now retails for £130, making it just £20 more expensive than the Nintendo DS. Some online retailers are selling the console £10 lower at £120.

"The price realignment was about passing on manufacturing cost savings to customers. This new price point opens up a new wave of consumers to the PSP experience," said Sony's sales director Andrew Howsen, speaking in the strange language of sales directors to industry publication MCV.

With high profile releases over the past few weeks and in coming months Sony is expecting continued retail performance throughout the year.

News source: PocketGamer

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"according to Sony, who declined to reveal actual sales of its handheld console."

Yep. I totally believe EVERYTHING that Sony says.

I wonder if this price drop will come down under? (or has it already?) the PSP is still horribly expensive here though, you can get a NDS (or even a PStwo for that matter) for a fraction of the cost or pay AUSD$50 more and get a Wii, crazy stuff if you ask me.

I sold mine for 250 and now its going for iuno 150?

I was glad i sold the thing i much prefer the Nintendo DS the UMD thing wasnt working for me very slow load and all, and i could never get homebrew to work on it. But for Nintendo it was a cake, plus wifi = awsome.

badger face said,
As much as Sony has done to itself with the PS3? :wub:

I hate oblivious fools like you. In reality, the PS3 enjoyed Sony's largest release sell and in technology wise much superior to the X360 or of course the Wii.

I just got my PSP and am happy I did cause it's awesome.

Swordnyx said,

I hate oblivious fools like you. In reality, the PS3 enjoyed Sony's largest release sell and in technology wise much superior to the X360 or of course the Wii.

I just got my PSP and am happy I did cause it's awesome.

i hate serious geeks like you

Swordnyx said,

I hate oblivious fools like you. In reality, the PS3 enjoyed Sony's largest release sell and in technology wise much superior to the X360 or of course the Wii.

I just got my PSP and am happy I did cause it's awesome.

Okay....NO ONE is discussing whether the PS3 is powerful or not...cuz we all know it is the most powerful console thus far! What people are bashing Sony for, on account of the PS3, is TERRIBLE marketing and ridiculous prices! I for one don't see the PS3 being that revolutionary to deserve the $700 US price tag, I am sorry but it is a ridiculous investment!!

The recent price drop in Europe for the PSP has seen a 60% increase in sales according to Sony

It's at about this point I stopped believing anything in this article.

But surely sonys word is as reliable as a car with 2 wheels?

you may as well have posted a story saying "microsoft has been bought by google and is being rebranded as googlesoft, and will stop selling computer products and instead sell rabbits and butter - according to a drug addict.