Sony is finally letting go of the PSP - it's first handheld game console - with production stopping in Japan effective immediately. The console has sold over 80 million units worldwide. Current owners of the PSP will also be able to trade in the handheld for the newer console: the PS Vita.
According to Japanese blogger Sinobi, the PS Vita in Japan has shifted almost 800,000 units since its release last December.
On Saturday PlayStation Vita launched in Japan. While it’s customary for shops to open at midnight here in Europe and Australasia, in Japan the stores open just an hour or so early and shoppers queue through the early hours of the morning. Check out some of the photo taken through the launch below.