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Sony slashes price of PSPgo

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Oct 2010 11:28 User comments (9)

Sony slashes price of PSPgo Sony has announced today that is slashing the price of the PSPgo handheld in the United States and in Japan.
The move comes as the holiday season approaches and on the heels of even more PSP 2 rumors.

Rival Nintendo is set to launch their highly-anticipated 3DS handheld before the summer of next year.

In the U.S., Sony will drop the price of the "go" to $200 from $250 and in Japan the price will drop to 16,800 yen ($207 USD) from 26,800 ($330 USD).

Overall, Sony has sold 60 million PSP units, although it is widely expected that the PSPgo has sold very poorly, no matter what market.

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9 user comments

125.10.2010 12:04

And yet its still too expensive lol

225.10.2010 12:19

I thought they couldn't give these away? I sure don't want one!



Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

325.10.2010 13:22

Very true, still way too expensive. I'd consider it for $99.99. Maybe.

I have the PSP 1000 still, and I have found no reason to upgrade. Hopefully the PSP2 comes before summer, even though it says next fall.

425.10.2010 14:24

As long as every game they make also comes out to UMD, slashing the price was pointless. How about save on your bottom line and stop selling those models entirely.

525.10.2010 15:10
davidike
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keep it i have a ds ta, and im allowed to sell my games, unlike your rip of piece of crud!

625.10.2010 17:46

Originally posted by biglo30:
And yet its still too expensive lol
You beat me to it.

725.10.2010 23:39

At the start of the article, i thought it would say $100, but $250 to $200. Its like nothing changed.

I wonder what happened to the Japanese engineer who thought this up.

826.10.2010 0:41

Originally posted by greenacre:
At the start of the article, i thought it would say $100, but $250 to $200. Its like nothing changed.

I wonder what happened to the Japanese engineer who thought this up.
He committed Seppuku.

926.10.2010 5:07

Originally posted by 20TONS:
Originally posted by greenacre:
At the start of the article, i thought it would say $100, but $250 to $200. Its like nothing changed.

I wonder what happened to the Japanese engineer who thought this up.
He committed Seppuku.
It isn't his fault that sony removed the cell phone functionality from the thing and then charged twice what it was worth while refusing to provide support for UMD game transfers. Sony actually announced that the PSPgo was nothing but an experiment to see how much crap people would endure (or something like that)...ok, I think the experiment was actually, "Wouldn't it be funny if we made a download-only portable system with no 3G?"

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