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HMV slashes PSPgo price

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Nov 2009 13:08 User comments (10)

HMV slashes PSPgo price The large retailer HMV has slashed the price of the PSPgo by GBP 75 to GBP 149.99 in the UK, less than two months after its release to less-than-stellar critical reviews.
The handheld started with an MSRP of GBP 224.99 but after one week HMV had already slashed the price to GBP 200 due to lack of demand.

Early on, Australian retailer EB Games decided to not stock the console, a sentiment shared by a few other retailers.

Don McCabe, managing director of the UK game chain Chips had the harshest words for the PSPgo handheld, saying he expects the console to "fail miserably" in the market.

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10 user comments

130.11.2009 18:52

Make it 100$ USD and then we are talking. Soon to be collectors item? I think so.

230.11.2009 18:53

how did sony think this is going to be a hit...when ur a kid u just want to pop in the game and play not have to download then to play

330.11.2009 22:18

Originally posted by shyne609:
how did sony think this is going to be a hit...when ur a kid u just want to pop in the game and play not have to download then to play

Trying to get on the Ipod band wagon?? Like you, i want the phisical game disk\card.

430.11.2009 23:39

I think it would have been a good idea; but then thay had to go and release it without a phone. What is the point of making it smaller if I'm not going to remember to bring it with me? If they get cheaper than refurbished fats, I might give one a chance...but it is doubtful.

51.12.2009 0:41

if its hacked and ready for any game or media and is under 170$ I'll buy one!

61.12.2009 10:07

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
if its hacked and ready for any game or media and is under 170$ I'll buy one!
Yeah if it does become hacked and cheaper than I might consider picking it up for the blu tooth.

71.12.2009 10:24

Quote:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
if its hacked and ready for any game or media and is under 170$ I'll buy one!
Yeah if it does become hacked and cheaper than I might consider picking it up for the blu tooth.
Its a shame sony is using the same tactic as the PS3, make the hardware cost way more than it should and then shovel it like like garbage for pigs to fight over.

Its not to hard to figure out what the market will clamor for, make the PSPgo run most media types, then allow retailers with digi distro services to sale PSP games(5$ a game plus 25% a sale the retailer can sale the game at any price they chose), then sell the PSP go for 100$ with a 2 year contract to PSN thats about 60$ a year$

Or 200$ without the contract. This would allow them to recoup some losses expand their digi distro market not to mention bring the PSP out of the dark ages IE portable proprietary game market and into the multi function MP/video market they of corse can make the DRM for their PSN stuff so the media from them only work on the go but otherwise its a full feature media player. That would sale better than the DS but yet of coarse they do not want to make money they want to upkeep a monopoly.....

81.12.2009 12:40

cant believe this was 224.99 when it first came out! same as a PS3!!! and now its the same price as a Xbox 360!

91.12.2009 12:42

Originally posted by zoomaj:
cant believe this was 224.99 when it first came out! same as a PS3!!! and now its the same price as a Xbox 360!
Thats sony for you, keep the prices high so no one will buy it thus everyone will want it.......wait?.....wat?

101.12.2009 13:01

Quote:
Originally posted by zoomaj:
cant believe this was 224.99 when it first came out! same as a PS3!!! and now its the same price as a Xbox 360!
Thats sony for you, keep the prices high so no one will buy it thus everyone will want it.......wait?.....wat?
lol!. well if it was hackable for that price im sure many will buy it cuz its smalled with same screen size..but since its a tyrant's wet dream being the monopoly console that it is its gunna collect dust untill the price is low enough for collectors

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