Despite having delayed the launch of PlayStation Portable (PSP) in the UK for almost six months, Sony managed to have the best-selling launch of all times.
According to Chart-Track, Sony sold 185,000 PSP units in the first four days, smashing Nintendo's DS record by almost 100,000 units.
The UK launch of the PSP, third region after Japan and North America, also had great software sales. Just like in the US, PSP was launched with 24 games - out of which, 20 are in the top 40 all-format software sales charts and 9 of them are in the top 10. "Ridge Racer" took the number one software sold, "Wipeout Pure" got number three, followed by "Virtual Tennis: World Tour" and "Metal Gear Acid".
The record sale is even more intriguing as PSP, at £179.99 is a good £80 more expensive than Nintendo's DS.
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