PlayStation Portable Sales hit 70 million units mark

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It seems today was almost gamers’ day, considering the announcement of voice search with Bing for Xbox or the feature-loaded PlayStation Vita. Now, Sony Computer Entertainment has shed some light on its cumulative worldwide sales of PlayStation Portable handheld entertainment system that accomplished a total of 70 million units as of April 27, 2011.

Providing a quick glimpse over the foremost handheld platform from the PlayStation family, the truly engaging PSP was released on December 12, 2004 in Japan, March 2005 in North America, May 2005 in Asian countries and regions, and September 2005 in Europe/PAL territories. The device carried on intriguing gamers worldwide through an extensive range of gripping software titles and interesting peripherals, alongside upgrading features through regular software updates.

In the year of 2008, PSP users provided access to PlayStation Store directly through wireless internet, where they were given the opportunity to access numerous titles available for download. After which, October 2009 witnessed “minis” putting forth an attractive lineup of new downloadable games for PSP. This was further made acquirable exclusively through digital distribution on PlayStation Store.

Besides this, over 3,200 games on UMD are made available across the globe, with cumulative software sales touching 298 million units mark so far. At the same time, hardcore gamers have been treated to many games to download by the virtue of PlayStation 3 or PC.

As of now, a total of more than 2,180 fun-filled games, ranging from PlayStation Network exclusive games to “Game Archive” titles embedded with the original PlayStation games, and downloadable version of UMD titles are put across the table for download. With this, several new software titles are scheduled to punch the clock in the near future for an enhanced user experience.

Sony Computer Entertainment further plans to stretch out its PlayStation Portable’s horizon and render a variety of interactive digital entertainment alongside PlayStation Vita in the near future.