December NPD: PSP sells 1.02 million systems


PSP sold 1.02 million units in December, according to the latest NPD results. While these figures are quite good, they do pale in comparison to Nintendo and Microsoft's consoles. Software sales were particularly good for PSP last month, with more than 3.7 million software units were sold for PSP. Popular purchases include games, such as, including popular hits such as Madden NFL 09, WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 and Lego Batman: The Videogame.

Hardware Sales for December 2008:
  • DS - 3.04 million
  • Wii - 2.15 million
  • Xbox 360 - 1.44 million
  • PSP - 1.02 million
  • PS3 - 726K
  • PS2 - 410K
Official SCEA statement:
"The PlayStation brand has had a solid calendar year with total PS3 hardware sales up 40% and total PS3 software sales up 115%. We remain confident in our momentum into 2009 as we continue to deliver to our consumers the best entertainment content and technology out there. And we delivered on that promise this past year with one of the best software line-ups in the industry, a dramatically expanded PlayStation Network with the launch of the video delivery service and the beta of PlayStation Home, as well as extended hardware offerings with the PSP 3000 and Uncharted 160GB PS3 bundle. We also hit a remarkable milestone for the PlayStation 2 platform in North America with 50 million units sold. It's truly an amazing testament to the power and legacy of our brand."
-- Peter Dille, Senior Vice President of Marketing and PlayStation® Network, Sony Computer Entertainment America

This article was originally published on Joystiq.