Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The PSP is 5 years old today!


There really hasn't been much to celebrate in PSP land for a while actually. The console is strong in Japan but relatively weak here in the US, running a perennial second to the Nintendo DS. Games (that are any good) have been a rarity as well. If you walk into your local Best Buy, you'll find a bunch of titles that are quite old- Toys R Us barely even carries anything.

And to top all of that off, we have the massive flop that is the PSPGo. A nice little system that didn't get any backing and had nothing going for it in the pricing department either since most games on the PSN can be had a lot cheaper at your local Gamestop.

Not really something I'd brag about- and I love my PSP by the way. Some of the older games are great- we just need some new ones... thanks God for Metal Gear.

March 24, 2005 will always be known in PlayStation history as the day we debuted the PSP system in North America. At midnight launches across the country, hundreds of you waited with great anticipation in lines at local retail stores for the PSP system. With its best-in-class, 4.3 inch high-resolution LCD display, vast library of software titles and built-in wireless communications, the PSP system was the first integrated handheld entertainment system to introduce console-quality gaming and comprehensive entertainment capabilities to the portable market. Half a decade later, PSP is still going strong and continues to provide the best portable gaming experience and offer incredible value to consumers.
Jack holding up first box 2
With more than 520 PSP software titles, including God of War: Chains of Olympus, Gran Turismo, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance: Retribution, and SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo as well as more than 20,000 movies and TV episodes, “minis,” digital comics, original programming, and more than 300 games available on the PlayStation Network, it’s easy to understand why you have grown to love your PSP.
PSPs ready to be bought
As we move further into 2010, the innovation and technological prowess of the PSP system continues to be evident. We have a plethora of exciting new games, some of which have yet to be announced, coming later this year that will continue to deliver the same unparalleled gaming experiences that you know and love.
In celebration of the PSP’s fifth anniversary, check out the snapshot below of some of the PSP platform’s most notable milestones.
PSP Timeline
The PSP platform has seen tremendous growth in the last five years and we have you to thank. We’re extremely grateful for your enthusiasm and feedback because without it, the PSP system wouldn’t be what it is today. We look forward to providing you with more great content and many more years of portable entertainment in 2010 and beyond.
We’d love to hear how you’re planning to celebrate PSP’s big day so feel free to share your feedback in the comments below. Happy Anniversary PSP!