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SCEA drops PSPgo price to $150

Fri 04 Mar 2011 8:31am GMT / 3:31am EST / 12:31am PST
Hardware

Platform holder repositions SKU prices ahead of NGP launch later this year

The most recent of the PlayStation Portable variations to be released, the PSPgo, has seen its price cut in the US.

The handheld device will now retail at $149.99, following last week's cut in the PSP-3000 price to $129.99.

Meanwhile, the line-up of software prices has also been repositioned, with new releases now available at $29.99, Greatest Hits for $19.99 and Favorites for $9.99.

Sony's pricing strategy update comes ahead of the launch of the Next Generation Portable towards the end of this year, but is also a couple of weeks ahead of the launch of the Nintendo 3DS in the region.

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Private
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With the words of Bones "The Go is dead Jim"

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Private on 4th March 2011 9:51am

Posted:3 years ago

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John Bye
Senior Game Designer

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Sad really, because it's a lovely piece of kit. I think I've had more use out of my PSPGo than any other console I've owned.

Posted:3 years ago

#2

Private
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It`s not a bad piece of equipment in itself and from a technical point of view I`m not disappointed with mine, but there where just some things that didn`t went to well. Well mainly one thing that didn`t go well besides of the criticized price point. Bringing the back catalog to the Go and having every new release also as digital download, like the last Kingdom Hearts was only released on UMD and therefore a no show for the Go. And I wouldn`t have had a problem with buying some games as download that I already had as UMD to be able to play them again. Also the price difference between retail and download was only very small.

It is hard to re release games a while after they where already released as download because there is extra work that needs to be done and the people might not be available because working already on something new. And obviously Sony can`t do anything about games from other companies if they don`t want to release as download. Still more older games would have been nice and probably going to buy a 3000 with the price cut to be able to still play the UMD games like the great Crisis Core and the good games released after the Go that where UMD only.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Private on 4th March 2011 11:35pm

Posted:3 years ago

#3

John Bye
Senior Game Designer

477 434 0.9
Pricing seems to vary a lot by publisher. Sony first party games tend to be very competitive, often cheaper than retail, and i got GTA Chinatown Wars very cheap too. But other publishers charge around 30 for their games on the PSN store.

Posted:3 years ago

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