In the world of video games, Sony has done quite a good job in making a name for themselves. The PlayStation line has been insanely successful, and has earned the reputation for having high-quality and great gameplay. However, Sony’s involvement in the gaming industry has always been most prominent in the arena of console-based gaming. About six years ago, however, Sony opted to change this and branched out into a relatively new venture for the company; building on the success of the PlayStation family with the release of the PlayStation Portable (PSP).
At the time, the PSP was a huge game-changer (no pun intended) in the sense that it truly revolutionized mobile gaming and brought it up to par with the type of technology seen in the console-based systems. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that the PSP debut was very successful in initial sales. And this success was anything but short-lived. Tim Bender, VP of sales at Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), has even been quoted as saying that the “demand for the PSP remains strong” six years after the initial release.