Media Create Sales: 11/10 - 11/16 (Handhelds)
The dark days of late summer 2007, when the system held a paltry 24% market share, appear to have passed. Since then, Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G and the PSP3000 redesign have vaulted it to its best year ever, at 3.1 million sold lifetime.
This brings the PSP up to a once unthinkable market share of 31% against the behemoth of Nintendo's 18-year handheld domination. No matter how one spins it, this cannot be taken away from Sony: they stood up to Nintendo in their house and punched them in the mouth. The handheld market is no longer exclusively Nintendo's.
In other news, the DSi helped push the DS past 24 million sold lifetime.