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EB Games will not stock PSP Go either, in Australia

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Sep 2009 12:09 User comments (14)

EB Games will not stock PSP Go either, in Australia On September 16th, the Dutch-based retailer Nedgame announced that they would not stock the PSP Go, claiming that the handheld was overpriced and forced a monopoly on game sales, killing the used games market.
Today, it appears that the large retailer EB Games will not stock the PSP Go either, however, only in Australia.

EB Games does not mention the handheld at all on its site, and Kotaku reports that calling Sydney-based stores confirms the fact.

Sony Australia added: "In relation to our business and the launch of PSPgo, we are already experiencing solid support for launch day on October 1 in Australia. Retail support of the PSP platform, includes both PSP-3000 and PSPgo. Many retailers will choose to range both PSP models side-by-side, as we continue to offer expanded choice for the consumer for the handheld device platform. As with any new product, there will be continued discussions with retail partners to continue to expand reach over time in line with growth of the entire PSP platform."

Appears EB and Nedgames do not agree.

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14 user comments

123.9.2009 18:25

I think retailers are getting a bit smarter about not being a dumping ground for crappy products...

223.9.2009 19:25
pphoenix
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Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
I think retailers are getting a bit smarter about not being a dumping ground for crappy products...
what sony are doing here to customers is beyond disgusting by blocking all second hand games, making every game purchase for the device essentially worthless & i hope all retailers follow suit.

this is nothing that i didnt expect from sony, they are starting with the handheld and will try to implement it on every device soon enough.

we have see disgraceful licensing before, mostly via micro payment games before but never (other than sony's ps3 warhawk) on a full price new title.

323.9.2009 19:46

Quote:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
I think retailers are getting a bit smarter about not being a dumping ground for crappy products...
what sony are doing here to customers is beyond disgusting by blocking all second hand games, making every game purchase for the device essentially worthless & i hope all retailers follow suit.

this is nothing that i didnt expect from sony, they are starting with the handheld and will try to implement it on every device soon enough.

we have see disgraceful licensing before, mostly via micro payment games before but never (other than sony's ps3 warhawk) on a full price new title.
Steam,live and D2D not to mention the horror of wii ware must be disgusting as well....

423.9.2009 19:53

If this is what Sony is going to do... Require you to use their service to install their programs... then they need to go to a Cell phone business model. In otherwords, you pay a much smaller price for the unit because they subsidize it and then they make their profit back on your service charges.

What they are doing now, basically over-charging you for a device, then requiring you to use their service, is just highway robbery and I hope they lose their asses on this deal.

524.9.2009 1:15

Originally posted by ThePastor:
I hope they lose their asses on this deal.
As we all mate

624.9.2009 1:28

Simple, just boycott ALL Sony products. No sales, no demand, and then watch them change their mind. May take a while, but consumers vote with their money, rip off techniques will not be tolerated.


warlock

724.9.2009 1:49

Quote:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
I think retailers are getting a bit smarter about not being a dumping ground for crappy products...
what sony are doing here to customers is beyond disgusting by blocking all second hand games, making every game purchase for the device essentially worthless & i hope all retailers follow suit.

this is nothing that i didnt expect from sony, they are starting with the handheld and will try to implement it on every device soon enough.

we have see disgraceful licensing before, mostly via micro payment games before but never (other than sony's ps3 warhawk) on a full price new title.
Meh its not like they discontinued the 3000's. People still have a choice.

824.9.2009 2:18
pphoenix
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more news about the PSP GO, even the pro sony Engadget isnt defending this anti consumer more to digital distribution by sony.

http://www.engadget.com/2009/09/23/sony-...ity-whatever-t/

Quote:
Sony plans to keep PSP downloads at 'pricing parity,' whatever that means.

Here's a great scenario for you, if you happen to be Sony's wallet: charge $250 for a handheld console without a physical game media option, and then charge on average $5 more for downloaded titles than they go for at retail, since you have zero competition in the download space. That seems to be SCEA's definition of "price parity" right now for the PSP, though in Japan downloadable titles have been on average slightly cheaper than their physical counterparts. Sure, it's rough on retailers if they have to compete with a lower-than-MSRP price coming straight Sony, but the likes of Amazon are already at below MSRP on plenty of titles, and we're not so sure consumers are going to take kindly to paying more for less (in the physical sense, anyway) after they already splurged hard on the PSP Go... not that they'll have much choice in the matter,

924.9.2009 10:00

Whats your point? Is it that Amazon already undercuts retailers? Is it that games could cost $5 more or $15 less? You do have a choice to buy the 3000 that uses the UMD. Since you are a xbox Loyalist and I am not, let us know; can you resale those download games, map packs, expansion packs, etc that you buy on Live? Can you buy them somewhere else other than from MS? Just curious since this seams to bother you SO much.

1024.9.2009 10:39

Originally posted by canuckerz:
Meh its not like they discontinued the 3000's. People still have a choice.
Ding Ding Ding! We have a winner!

1124.9.2009 10:56

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Originally posted by canuckerz:
Meh its not like they discontinued the 3000's. People still have a choice.
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not yet

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1224.9.2009 11:17
pphoenix
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Originally posted by Josherrr:
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Originally posted by canuckerz:
Meh its not like they discontinued the 3000's. People still have a choice.
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not yet
exactly not yet as they wouldn't want to scare off developers or have customers jump ship to another platform like the proverbial rats leaving the sinking ship!

anyone that can stand there and justify & promote anti consumer licensing and the destruction of the second hand market is a stooge of whatever corporation.

bend over & lube up ppl the PSP GO is coming!




CAN YOU BEND OVER ENOUGH FOR THE SONY PSP GO, START STOCKIN THE LUBE NOW


1324.9.2009 11:53

Nice jacket that you are wearing there in the bottom pic.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Sep 2009 @ 12:09

1413.1.2010 4:20

So, what happened to my post of two minutes ago, am I being Censored, this is the 4th time that has happened.


warlock

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