The new redesign of the PSP must have worked, because in the last two months since it came out, Sony has shipped over 1 million units to Japan. This, from the country that has all but admonished the original PSP to abysmal sales for the past two years.
250 thousand of those units sold in the first four days after the release. Does this mean the PSP might give the DS a run for its money at long last? Not likely, considering the Nintendo handheld sold 650,000 over the Thanksgiving shopping rush. But it is good to see the system might have hit its stride.
Released on September 20, the new PSP design is lighter, slightly slimmer and has a longer battery life, There was also a special limited edition Star Wars version with Darth Vader artwork on the back.