Go Back   nV News Forums > Software Forums > Gaming Central

Newegg Daily Deals

Thread Tools
Old 03-01-05, 09:58 PM   #1
god of war.
Bad_Boy's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: greensboro, nc.
Posts: 2,912
Send a message via AIM to Bad_Boy
Default 1 million PSP's by NA launch, 3 million woldwide by 31st

shortages smortages
Sony targets a million PSPs for US launch
Unspoken addition to today's announcement is that PS2 shortages should be no more as of April.

In press release that spouted more numbers than a drunken Keno runner, Sony Computer Entertainment America tried to get a retail channel burned by holiday shortages of the new slimline PlayStation 2 back in its camp.

Calling the PSP figure "an upward revision in preparation for its North American launch on March 24," SCEA is now promising one million units of the new handheld will be available at launch. The console maker confirmed an "overall three million-unit worldwide shipment estimate by the close of its fiscal year ending March 31."

Jack Tretton, executive vice president, Sony Computer Entertainment America said in a statement, "we know that PSP has the potential to become the consumer 'must-have' product of 2005…Having one million units available on day one demonstrates our commitment to getting a PSP in the hands of as many consumers as possible right out of the gate."

Tretton confirmed the unit will still be available only as part of the single-SKU, $249.00 bundle PSP Value Pack, which includes: a 32 MB Memory Stick Duo; headphones; battery pack; AC adaptor; case; wrist strap; cleaning cloth; UMD sampler disc; and for the first one million units shipped, a UMD copy of Spider-Man 2 for an SRP of $249.99.

Sources close to Sony also said that, in addition to today's PSP announcement, the company was letting the retail community that the PlayStation 2 shortages would soon be a thing of the past. SCEA reps reportedly said that the company's efforts to restock the console-starved channel with new PS2s will be complete by April 1.

[PS ID: Bad_Boy]
Bad_Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-05, 10:44 AM   #2
f|LtH fR@g
f|LtH fR@g's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: City 17
Posts: 93
Default Re: 1 million PSP's by NA launch, 3 million woldwide by 31st

and they'll all still be sold out in the first 4 days. =/ I pre-order nothing. The hunt is half the fun of games.
@643200+ 1MB Cache / 1024 PC-3200 DDR 400 / eVGA 6800 GT / WD 120 GB HD + 8MB Cache / Dvd 16x/cd-r 52x /
f|LtH fR@g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-05, 11:21 AM   #3
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 1 million PSP's by NA launch, 3 million woldwide by 31st

Pfft, Sold out on the first day is my bet. All my local stores that have beent aking preorders are sold out, they are only reserving for second batch now...
  Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:08 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2014, nV News.