sold shipped globally, says Sony
There's life in the old gal yet
Sony has announced that 50m PlayStation Portables (PSP) have now been shipped worldwide.
The figure’s the combined shipment total, correct as of January 2009, for all three generations of PSP: the 1000, 2000 and the troublesome 3000.
It’s worth noting that Sony’s quoted figure is a “sell-in” number. So although the Japanese electronics giant has shipped 50m PSPs to retailers around the globe, the firm isn’t willing to disclose how many have actually been purchased by gamers.
According to recent figures from market watcher GfK Chart Track, the PSP’s installed base in the UK is currently around 3.2m units.
Not that Sony's chief rival need worry. Nintendo has sold over 96m Nintendo DS handheld consoles around the world - almost twice as many as Sony has managed. The Nintendo figure includes DSi sales. ®
Either way, 96m is a darn sight more than 50m.
Shipments numbers can be inflated, of course, but Nintendo's no more likely to do that than Sony is.
Nintendo have also only SHIPPED 96m DS handhelds... So your comments also apply to Nintendo (and Microsoft), who ALL quote shipped numbers...
I really don't know what your agenda here is. Yesterday you clearly misquoted PS3 sales numbers by a short 5m consoles.. I even provided you a link to official accounts,