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Japan Says Sayonara To The PSP

After a 10 year run, Sony is discontinuing the PlayStation Portable.
Author: Ryan Green
Published: June 4, 2014
Yesterday, Sony Computer Entertainment of Japan announced that it will be ending the production run of the PlayStation Portable.

In accordance with their statement, focus will now be shifted further toward the PlayStation Vita, the successor to the PSP. Existing PSP owners in Japan are encouraged to use the Passport program, which allows gamers to trade in their existing UMDs for credit ranging between 3000 to 4000 yen.

Additionally, SCEJ is pushing several PlayStation Vita bundles to encourage games to trade up to their latest hardware. This offer is exclusive to Japan and seems unlikely to launch elsewhere in the world.

The PlayStation Portable first launched in 12/12/2004 and has gained a respectable following globally. Numerous PSP titles are still being released worldwide via the PlayStation Store, although the entire back catalogue hasn't been made available digitally.


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