17,000 PSP Slim & Lites sold

Who'd have thought it? Shed a bit of weight and you instantly become more attractive. Four times more, to be precise, because sales of Sony's portable

Who'd have thought it? Shed a bit of weight and you instantly become more attractive. Four times more, to be precise, because sales of Sony's portable have shot up fourfold in the UK since its Slim & Lite makeover.

Now shifting at a rate of 2429 a day, it's sold 17,000 in the first week here.

And it seems we're not the only ones who crave slimmer tech. Over in Japan sales have increased by 600 per cent – helped in no small measure by the release of a special edition Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (pictured) bundle which accounted for more than three quarters of those sold.

Ship a few of those over here, Sony, and we’ll have that figure over 20,000 by lunchtime.

Essentials

Sony PSP Slim & Lite

Price: £130

On sale: Now

Contact: Sony

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