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HMV drops PSPgo price to £149

Entertainment retailer cuts £75 from RRP less than two months from launch

Entertainment retailer HMV has dropped the price of the PSPgo to GBP 148.99 in the UK.

The handheld hardware was first launched at the start of October with an RRP of GBP 224.99, but retail quickly slashed the price to below GBP 200 after less than a week on sale.

While larger retailers were happy to initially sell the console, smaller stores were more vocal about the machine, with Chips MD Don McCabe going so far as to predict the hardware would"fail miserably" without traditional boxed software support at retail.

Although sales have been modest, Sony has been praised for taking an early lead with a console that relies purely on digital content, with many expecting the industry to turn to increasingly turn to download-only models for future revenue.

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Matt Martin: Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.
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