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PSP Ends Shipments in Japan

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Sony's 1st portable video-gaming system debuted in Japan in 2004

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan announced on Monday that it will cease production of new Japanese PlayStation Portable (PSP) units in June. A little under ten years have passed since the portable video game system debuted in Japan.

The company's Sony Store began a campaign on Tuesday titled “Summer 2014 Super Coaxing Strategy!” which will allow PSP-3000 owners to turn in their old PSP system and get 3,000 yen (about US$30) off the purchase of a PlayStation Vita system. In addition, PSP-2000 and PSP go owners will get an 1,000 yen (about US$10) discount. Students will get an increased discount of 1,000 yen more off.

Sony released its first portable game system in Japan on December 12, 2004. As of January 2013, the system has sold 19.26 million units in Japan, and has sold 69 million units worldwide. Multiple titles are scheduled for release for the system later this year, including two QuinRose titles. Otomate's Urakata!! Hakuōki: Akatsuki no Shirabe PSP game is scheduled to ship on August 7.

Source: [Dengeki Online] via [Hachima Kikō]

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