In the first two days after the North American launch Sony sold 500,000 PlayStation Portable (PSP) units. The company says that the PSP generated a total of $150 million in first-week sales at North American retailers.
"The launch of PSP was everything we hoped for, with extraordinary consumer demand driving sales of hardware units alone upwards of $150 million in first week sales, far and away above those generated by any other product in the space," said Kaz Hirai, president and chief executive officer, Sony Computer Entertainment America in the press release. "In only two weeks, PSP is having an immediate impact across the entire industry as consumers are clearly voting it the product of the year in 2005."
Sony shipped a total of 1 million PSPs to North America. But unfortunately it needed to postpone the European launch to be able to deliver enough quantity to North America.