After over nine years, the PSP looks about ready to call it quits.
As the Associated Press reports , PSP shipments in North America ended in January of this year, and are scheduled to end in Japan this month. European shipments will tail off in the months to come.
Sony ended up selling over 76 million units, but they might've sold significantly more than that, as that's the last officially released statistic and it was announced two years ago. The PSP debuted in Japan in December 2004 and then launched in the US in early 2005. The ill-fated PSP Go (which only played digital titles) didn't do so well; it was discontinued in only two years. Now, the PlayStation Vita is here and once again, a Sony portable is struggling.
The PSP struggled when it first launched, too, and many would now consider it to be a success. Here's hoping the Vita finds more support soon… As for the PSP, that was a nifty little system and I'm glad to have owned it.
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