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Sunday, December 12, 2004

Sony PSP debuts in Japan

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc's. (SCE), PlayStation 2 was a worldwide hit. And it seems the same case too for the PlayStation Portable PSP. The main features are that it allows users to enjoy computer games with graphics as high quality as PlayStation 2, it can play music and DVDs and is also equipped with a radio.

Yodobashi Camera, a store in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo & more than 1,000 gamers had formed a line since Saturday which forced them to open the store at 6 a.m. And after three hours the PSP's were sold out. An employee said it could not take any more orders for PSPs because it does not know when it can receive additional PSPs from the manufacturer.

SCE has shipped 200,000 units, but it was far from enough to meet the demand at each retailer, adding that it will additionally produce and ship another 500,000 units by the end of this year. SCE will begin to sell PSPs in Europe and the United States, with the goal of selling 3 million units globally by March 2005.

(Source: Mainichi)