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Sony cuts Euro PSP price

Console drops to 129.99 in mainland Europe, Sony "not in a position to offer a similar cut for the UK"

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has cut the price of the PlayStation Portable today ahead of the release of a successor later this year.

The PSP will carry a new recommended retail price of 129.99 (114), down from 179.99 and bringing it into line with a US price cut in February of $129.99. The console currently retails in the UK for around 129.99.

We are not in a position to offer a similar cut in PSP for the UK.

Sony

According to SCEE, the move is for mainland Europe only - Sony is unable to offer a price reduction for UK consumers.

"It has been made possible by favourable fluctuations in the exchange rate between the Euro and the Yen. Since we in the UK are vulnerable to two exchange rate calculations, pounds into Euro's and Euro's into Yen, we are not in a position to offer a similar cut in PSP for the UK," said a spokesperson.

The PSP's successor, codenamed NGP, is due before the end of the year, with more solid details expected at this year's E3 event in June. There's some confusion from Sony as to whether it will be available in Europe, the US and UK this year.

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Latest comments (12)

John Donnelly Quality Assurance 5 years ago
Mainland Europe.
Bet that excludes the cut for Ireland as well.

Thanks Sony
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Lee Cash Project Manager, DemonWare5 years ago
I wonder how this affects countries that use the euro but are not part of mainland Europe.
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Michael Armer Studying Games Development National Diploma Level 3, Lancaster and Morecambe College5 years ago
I would assume that it has to be everywhere in Europe that uses the as its main currency
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Lee Cash Project Manager, DemonWare5 years ago
I received a reply from Sony Ireland. The price-cut DOES include Ireland. You may want to remove the term "mainland" from this article, Matt.
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John Donnelly Quality Assurance 5 years ago
Thanks for checking Lee.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by John Donnelly on 8th April 2011 4:20pm

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Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer 5 years ago
Price cuts - probably one of the best pieces of news in the gaming industry. PSP here I COME!!!
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Joe Winkler trained retail salesman, Expert5 years ago
finally! getting some stock off ;)
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Leon Green Political lobbyist & Gamers Voice Director 5 years ago
Time to join the Euro?
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Chris Green Staff Writer, GamerDork Ltd5 years ago
I love the thought that whilst it struggled to sell units in the UK the psp's price cut may actually be an upside to the euro.
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Barrie Tingle Live Producer, Maxis5 years ago
"Since we in the UK are vulnerable to two exchange rate calculations, pounds into Euro's and Euro's into Yen"

Huh?
All prices are converted from Yen to Euro and then Euro to GBP? How about just going Yen to GBP instead? Well done Sony.
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Simon Garner Managing Director, Gameplanet NZ5 years ago
FYI the price cut has also flowed through to New Zealand (and Australia, I believe). NZD $239 here now, down from $329.
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Andrew Ihegbu Studying Bsc Commercial Music, University of Westminster5 years ago
Ah well. Everyone I know in this country with a PSP has jailbreaked it anyway. I don't think they will sell much over her no matter their price.
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