Sony: 50% Of PS3 Owners Have A PSP
When the PlayStation 3 first launched, PS3/PSP connectivity was in its infancy stages. At the time, if you wanted to download any PSP content on the PlayStation Store, you had to first nab it with the console and then transfer it to the handheld. Nowadays, things are much more streamlined; the PSP can tap into the Store by itself.
But that doesn't mean the PS3 and PSP can't be in harmony, and according to Capcom's vice president of strategic planning and business development, Christian Svensson, about half of those who own a PS3 also have a PSP. The 50% quote came from one of Svensson's posts in the official Capcom forums in reply to a question about adhocParty possibly coming to the U.S. The post is unclear as to whether he was referring to worldwide data or just North America numbers, but evidently, his source is Sony themselves. "An interesting note from Sony's data that they've been sharing with us ... about 50% of PS3 owners, also own a PSP." Now, there may be a great deal of suspicion when viewing this statistic, but we suppose it's possible. If one can afford it and takes their gaming seriously, it certainly would be a bonus to own both platforms; both have awesome software sitting on store shelves right now. But 50%...? This would be a very good sign for Sony if it were true, but it's tough to call this verifiable fact.
So how's about a little poll of our own? If you own a PS3, do you also have a PSP? Come on now, tell us the truth.
11/18/2008 Ben Dutka