Update: We've had news that PSP will cease production worldwide later in the year.
Goodbye PSP, it's been nice knowing you.
Original: The PSP will cease production in Japan this month, almost 10 years after its original launch.
Sony's PSP originally released in Japan in December 2004, making it nine years and six months old. At the time of release it was a bit of a revolution, since no-one had ever seen such great graphics on a handheld before.
Despite often being deemed as failing to live up to potential, this couldn't be further from the true as the PSP has a huge library of impressive games and has also sold a more than decent 76 million units worldwide.
There have been many iterations of the PSP and it now takes a more slim and light form, quite different from the original model. The PSP was often blasted for it's lack of second analogue stick, but we've go some great memories of it despite this.
Currently there is no news of when the device will cease production in the rest of the world, but given that it's still a fairly popular device in Japan, we think this will happen soon.