PSP Madness!

This is getting to be a regular occurrence: first with DRAGON QUEST VIII, then a few days later with the Nintendo DS, and now just over a week later with Sony’s PSP.

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc entered the handheld video game market Sunday with the sale of its new PlayStation Portable, pitting it against competitors ahead of the holiday sales period. PSP users can play full-scale 3D-CG games and view high-resolution video images, according to the company.

The company shipped 200,000 PSP units across the nation on Sunday and plans to start sales of the product overseas as well. About 1,300 impatient people waited their turn at an outlet of Yodobashi in Shinjuku district while the store moved forward its opening time to 6 a.m. from 9:30 a.m. (Kyodo News)

The image, taken at the Yodobashi store in Shinjuku Sunday morning at 6, is from Japan Today.

Update (16/08/27): The image is no longer available.