SONY PSP ONE MILLION
Copyright 2005 Sony Computer Entertainment
[ March 1st 2005 ]
Computer Entertainment America Inc. today confirmed
its plan to increase the initial launch shipment
of the highly anticipated PSP(TM) (PlayStation(R)
Portable) handheld entertainment system to one
million units. Extraordinary consumer response
to PSP on a global scale has led to the company
making an upward revision in preparation for its
North American launch on March 24. This figure
is part of the company's overall three million-unit
worldwide shipment estimate by the close of its
fiscal year ending March 31.
will release a single-SKU configuration called
the PSP Value Pack for a suggested retail price
of $249.99. In addition to the revolutionary PSP
hardware, the PSP Value Pack contains an unprecedented
added-value package of accessories and entertainment
content, including 32 MB Memory Stick Duo(TM),
headphones with remote control, battery pack,
AC adaptor, soft case, wrist strap and cleaning
cloth, game/movie/music video sampler UMD disc
including multiple non-interactive game demos,
and for the first one million PSP Value Packs
shipped, a special UMD video release of the feature
film Spider-Man(TM) 2 from Sony Pictures Entertainment.
also host to an unsurpassed line-up of 24 titles
available in North America during the launch timeframe.
With a library more than triple that of its closest
competitor, and an additional 23 titles currently
in development in North America, PSP will launch
with a broad cross section of entertainment genres
and support from publishing leaders Activision,
Capcom, Eidos Interactive, Electronic Arts, Koei,
Konami, Namco, and Sony Online Entertainment.
into this new year we knew that PSP has the potential
to become the consumer 'must-have' product of
2005 and beyond," said Jack Tretton, executive
vice president, Sony Computer Entertainment America.
"Having one million units available on day one
demonstrates our commitment to getting a PSP in
the hands of as many consumers as possible right
out of the gate."