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PSP to cease production in Japan then worldwide *update*

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. 

Edited On 03 Jun, 2014

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PhilyB 2 years ago
with all the support its still getting in japan, why have they decided to end it, guess they really want to push the vita.
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Akemi no Zero 2 years ago
Awww i still love both vita & psp but since they stoped making ps2 now this was bound to happen sooner or later.
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sporeboy100 2 years ago
requiescat in pace
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
Surprising, given it still does decent software sales in Japan, but I suspect it would likely have been discontinued a lot sooner had the Vita not done as comparatively poorly as it has. PSP had a hell of a run though, some really fantastic titles came out for it... just a shame so many of them aren't going to live on in digital form on the PS Store thanks to some bullshit reason or other. FFVII Core Crisis and Kingdom Hearts BBS would have been great to have on my Vita.
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Zombieflamingo 2 years ago
I never had a PSP so I agree with prometheus that its a shame some of they games never went digital as I would have liked to played them.
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Baiken_ 2 years ago
I always hoped Crisis Core would make it onto PS3 it would of been amazing, as for KH: BBS at least were getting that in the KH 2.5 HD Collection.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Then go and buy one Zombie, it is one hell of a console
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SquareSofty 2 years ago
I only ever played 2 games on PSP, Crisis Core and Patapon. Both great games.
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
first line, THE JAPAN WILL CEASE PRODUCTION IN JAPAN, had a little chuckle then lol
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18 2 years ago
I still got my original white Japanese PSP. Still have a bunch of games to finish playing. If only Japan could make all their PSP games that don't make it to the UK or US have the option to display English text in the games dialog would be so cool. Waiting for a new Naruto Shippuden, Dragon Ball/Z/GT, Bleach, One Piece, J Star Victory VS, Ikki Tousen, Queens Blade, DarkStalkers, SOREYUKE! BURUNYAN-MAN PORTABLE, PARODIUS PORTABLE, SUNDAY X MAGAZINE: TAISEN ACTION, Akibas Trip, HATSUNE MIKU PROJECT DIVA, TORIKO GOURMET BATTLE, TWINBEE PORTABLE & FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 to name a few (Japan exclusive) on PSP with English Text added to them. So glad that the PSP was region free. I just wish there was more PSP games with better 2 player & multi-player online infrastructure game play. Hope some of the PSP titles make their way on PS Vita, PS3 & PS4 with new updates, better game play & online improvements.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Victory VS was on the PS3 & Vita, no PSP version

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