Sony’s PSP, the company’s first foray into the handheld gaming space, will cease to be produced for the Japanese market effective immediately. The company has decided to introduce a PS Vita Super Value Pack where PSP owners can trade in the handheld for the newer console. The PSP hasn’t had the easiest of life cycles with it failing to compete toe to toe with Nintendo’s DS line, though over 80 million of the console were sold.
There were a few hardware revisions of the PSP including the Slim & Lite, Street, and Go models, with the latter trying to push an all digital platform by removing the UMD drive. There were also some controversial advertising campaigns that drew the ire of the public, including a billboard poster for the white PSP from the Netherlands that many deemed racist. The PSP is a decent bit of gaming goodness but it never really received the IP that made it necessary.
I think I might look for my PSP and give it another go again for old times sake.