Sony Computer Entertainment announced that the cumulative production shipment of its PSP handheld entertainment player has reached 10 million units worldwide, as of October 21st, 2005.
Shipment of 10 million units within 10 months since launch is the fastest penetration speed in the PlayStation platforms introduced in the past. Along with the exciting and extensive lineup of software titles for the year-end/New Years peak selling season, shipment of PSP is steadily growing in Japan, North America and Europe.
Since its launch in Japan in December 2004, North America in March 2005, Southeast Asia in May 2005, and Europe in September 2005, PSP has steadily been establishing its place as a new handheld entertainment platform around the world. With its overwhelming presence and impact, PSP has been gaining huge support from a broad range of consumers.
On the software side, PSP Game software shipment has reached 19.6 million units and 183 titles have become available worldwide as of September, 2005.
More new and attractive titles are expected to be released from content developers and publishers for the holiday season.
SCEI aims to expand the world of entertainment with game, music and movies in the mobile entertainment arena by offering new accessories and the continuous system software upgrades for the additional features on PSP. With PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable, SCEI will create and develop a new world of computer entertainment through the fusion of game, music, movies and broadcasting.