PSP Slim reaches 1 million sold after first 2 months in Japan

PSP SlimWith all the talk about the PS3 vs 360, the Wii still being sold out and the DS crushing everyone, people seem to have forgotten about the poor little PSP. That may not be the case in Japan, where according to Sony one million units have been sold in the first two months of the PSP Slim’s release.

One million PSP Slims in two months? That’s not too shabby. It beats the pace of the original PSP and several other consoles on the Japanese market. It also nearly matches (or beats) the numbers in the US for the DS, 360 and Wii. (It’s hard to tell exactly since the sales data I’ve seen goes by whole months, not the last portion or first portions of months. But it’s close enough.)

What is it about redesigning a handheld that makes it so tempting to purchase? Is releasing the 360 Lite the key to Microsoft finally succeeding in Japan?

(In case you were wondering, it took the PS3 8 months to reach 1 million in Japan, and the 360 has yet to come close.) 


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