JAPAN: DS Out-shipping PSP 3-to-1

JAPAN: DS Out-shipping PSP 3-to-1

The DS is out-shipping the PSP in Japan on a three-to-one basis, according to a report on Bloomberg.com.

The report cites Sony spokesperson Satoshi Fukuoka who said that 5 million PSPs had shipped in the region thus far, compared to 14.4 million DS units shipped as of the end of 2006.

As of mid-January, the PSP had shipped 20 million units worldwide, whereas the DS has sold around 40 million to date.

Rumblings across the Internet have reignited rumors that Sony has a refined PSP in the works that could help flagging sales of the handheld.