Price drops are quite customary to electronic devices and Sony is certainly no exception. Though many would say they were too late to do so on their portable powerhouse, which started off at $250. It was dropped down to $170 three years ago and stayed at that price point as PSP Go became the new hotness and that also saw a $50 price drop.
Now Sony has dropped the price of the PSP again by $40 bringing it down to a very affordable $130 which will certainly help get sales booming before the NGP releases. This price drop is not as drastic or as soon as most consumers expected and it also does not include the PSP Go which is still at the $200 price point.
As part of its announcement, Sony also revealed the latest sales figures for the PSP. As of the end of December 2010, the handheld had sold 23 million units in North America and 67.8 million units worldwide. By comparison, Nintendo’s DS family of handheld systems has sold nearly 144 million units as of the end of last year.
As you can see by these figures there are still many unequipped with the device, so will you be one to pick up this portable beast that has finally garnered a great library of games?