US: PSPgo raises PSP sales by 300%

The launch of the PSPgo has tripled Sony’s handheld sales in the US, and doubled the number of downloads made for the format.

SCEA exec Patrick Seybold told Kotaku that three days after the device’s debut, the firm’s top retail partners” reported a 300 per cent increase in PSP hardware sales when compared to previous week.

He also said the launch had prompted a significant increase in revenue for PlayStation Network, driven by a 200 per cent life in PSP game downloads purchased from PlayStation Store”.

The new handheld, supported by download-only games, has proven to be controversial with several UK retailers expressing their reservations, with other international outlets in territories, such as Australia and Holland, refusing to stock it.

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