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Dutch retailer refuses to stock PSP go

Wednesday, 16th September 2009 12:46 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Large Dutch retailer Nedgame won’t be stocking PSP go this October, the chain’s told EG.nl.

Why? Two reasons. Firstly, it sees the €249.99 price tag – €80 more than the current PSP-3000 – as too steep. Secondly, the fact the console doesn’t use physical media means it won’t be able to sell any games for it. And selling games is how games shops make money.

A similar story relating to French retailers did the rounds recently, but SCEE poo-pooed it.

PSP go releases on October 1. Thanks, EG.

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  1. Dannybuoy

    They must have been smoking something

    #1 5 years ago
  2. frostquake

    Sony you are drinking your own Zebra Kool Aid if you think Retailers are not going to be HOSTILE towards the PSP Go. First Retailers MAKE ZIPPO on Hardware sales, of maybe a dollar or two…They make their money from Software Sales..So unless Sony is willing to give a bigger profit margin in the PSP Go..Retailers are not going to stock the Go…why in the world would you carry a Product with NO PROFIT MARGIN, and a Guarantee that once sold, the customer would NOT return because they buy all their games online??

    #2 5 years ago
  3. pracer

    Hard to say as tho I blame the store. I think Digital Distribution is the future of gaming, but it will also spell the end of brick and mortor stores too. Now why would they not be excited about that?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Zarckan

    LMAO …

    NEDGAME = Non Educated Delinquent Game

    #4 5 years ago
  5. SlayerGT

    They must not carry the Pre-Paid Wallet Cards either. HA!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. JPickford

    Maybe the high price is down to giving the retailers a better margin?

    I don’t think it’s a big problem that game stores are hostile to something like this. Plenty of general purpose stores will stock it if the margin is reasonable.

    That said, I think the PSP GO is going to be a flop regardless.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. freedoms_stain

    There could be a way around the software sale issue, retailers could sell games via in-store kiosks. Plug in your psp, memory card or usb to instantly obtain a game. useful for those without decent connections or credit cards or even those who like to buy on a whim

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Freek

    They have 8 shops, so not that large really.
    I doubt SCEE cares.

    And yes, the higher price is very likely to do with giving retailers a higher margin to make up for the lack of software sales. But it makes for a nice excuse to make yourself look good in front of your customers.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Soong

    Nedgame is not the only Dutch retailer that refuses to stock the PSP go…

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Neolucifer

    They are so large that most dutch game forumers dont seem to even know them so far …

    Oh and kudos for redirecting to the nl site . Appearently the main EG site , as usual fishing for hits , even made them the Biggest dutch game retailer chain , wich is nonsense

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Freek

    FreeRecordshop, Media Markt, Bart Smitt, it’s news when they start boycotting it.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. bugmenot

    I am from the netherlands… I am a gamer.. I have never heard of this supposed nedgame…

    #12 5 years ago