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PSP Brite Off To A Slow Start In Japan

Sony revealed the brand new PSP-3000 model - now known as the PSP Brite - at E3, and since then, everyone has been eagerly anticipating the launch, especially Japanese gamers. The sleek handheld has performed exceedingly well in the Land of the Rising Sun in 2008; in fact, it was the best-selling piece of gaming hardware in the country for the first six months of the year.

But things are a little slow in the early goings for the new model; according to PSPFanboy, only 141,270 units were sold in the first four days of availability in Japan. In comparison, when the PSP underwent the second overhaul to become the PSP Slim, that new model sold 250,702 for the first week with about 130,000 in sales on the first day alone. Furthermore, many users are pointing out several visual issues with the new handheld, many of which may not be directly fixable. On the other hand, 141k isn't necessarily a bad number, and sales should rise as we move on through the year; several big PSP games that Japanese gamers typically love are coming out within the next few months. The only question is, can Sony maintain their previous momentum with this new machine? Will the supposedly widespread technical failings knock the PSP from its lofty perch? Japan and many other parts of the world have fallen in love with the versatile portable in 2008...it'd be a shame to take steps backward due to a poor redesign.

Anyway, we'll keep you updated with the PSP Brite's progress, and we hope those reported issues aren't quite as bad as some have made them out to be. Has anyone here tried out the new PSP...? If so, feel free to let us know what you think.

10/22/2008 Ben Dutka

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caliblue15
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 @ 11:44:21 AM
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Have you seen the screenshots?

Even the ones from sony with the Tomatoes and Lemons have the lines..

I'm going to stay away until its fixed...

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WaR_HaWk
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 @ 12:12:01 PM
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I hope Sony will add HDD in Future PSP's

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crapreviews
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 @ 2:11:24 PM
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Sony could do so much with the PSP, they just dont.

Touch screen (so we dont have to use the current way of typing)

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Jon15
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 @ 5:43:47 PM
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I want a Camera on the PSP have that option but not havin the camera is crap

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SarahPalinMILF
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 @ 5:52:13 PM
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I'm not getting another PSP until it has a few extra features...

Camera
Touchscreen
Harddrive

Amongst a few other lesser important things...

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orangpelupa
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 @ 6:54:55 PM
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and this "new psp" is still nothackable.

when its hacked, we can install many homebrews, and turn it to ultimate multimedia player :)

just like the PSP1000 and PSP2000
PSP always work great as multimedia player. (big, beautifull screen)

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ceedot
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 @ 7:23:49 PM
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It's the most pointless update Sony has ever done to a console. Of course no one will buy it unless they're idiots, or first time buyers.

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Jed
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 @ 7:55:08 PM
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This psp came out way too early. Most of us just got our psp slim when they announced the brite. I am just going to stick with my kratos psp until they make some REAL upgrades.

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sharpiro
Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 7:44:59 PM
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yup, sony r duin a great job. but realsin it too eary after the slim/, i guess there is more upgrade to be made on the future psp

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