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Rumor: PSPgo “relaunch” in the works at Sony

Tuesday, 2nd February 2010 03:48 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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We wanted to like the PSPgo! Really! It’s light, feels nice in our wearied Writing Palms, and is cute as a button. But looks aren’t everything, and Sony seems to have learned that the hard way. So, what’s a platform behemoth to do?

Well, if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again, right?

According to a report from Gamervision, Sony’s gearing up for a PSPgo “relaunch.” What’s that entail? Apparently, a “marketing blitz,” which – Gamervision speculates – might include a price drop.

At least, we hope so. Otherwise, Sony’s equivalent of a “pretty please with sugar on top” probably won’t sway too many people into the Go’s camp.

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  1. NoxNoctisUmbra

    They really need to go below 199 Price..

    It should be 150, they will sell like hotcakes. At first they might loose money a bit, but in the long run they’ll get more money because more users will buy games off PSN..

    Don’t go 199, go 149.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Dannybuoy

    It is just a little too pricey to become a huge seller. If it hit the magic price of £150 or so then I’m sure it’ll shift. I’m loving playing chains of olympus on my Go atthe moment. That’s a game that has single handedly justified the £200 I spent on it. Brill

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Redh3lix

    I looked into buying one but noticed that LittleBigPlanet on the PSPGo (download) is much more expensive than the UMD equivalent, let alone the price of the handheld itself….. go figure. This is little handheld is gonna go the way of the Atari Lynx (versus Game Gear). Epic fail.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. NiceFellow

    @3 – that’s the problem for the Go I think (or one of them).

    Sony is trying to keep retail happy while expanding into digital, and in the process are missing some clear expectations for digital – which is that it should be at least the same price as physical if not even a little cheaper.

    The Go should offer cheaper games digitally and actually encourage a move in that direction if it’s going to get anywhere.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Robo_1

    The problem with the Go is all about the price, both of the machine itself and the games on the store. Fix those two problems with meaningful price drops and they’re in with a chance.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. johnnywashngo

    The PSPNoGo lol

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    Far as i can see games on the PSN Store are at RRP. Its actually physical retailers that are just selling games for cheaper. Ofcourse digital games should still have a cheaper manufacturer price then ‘real’ copies of a game, Sony really need to notice this.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    They’re going to rename it the “PSPGoOnGoOnPleaseBuyOneGoOnGoOnGoOnI’llBeYourBestMate”.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. mington

    @8 and they’ll get Misses Doyle to do the advert

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Quiiick

    The PSPgo is cute as a button?! Are you kidding?
    It’s the most ugly piece of shit Sony ever produced.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Syrok

    You can’t really expect a product that does less than the predecessor at a higher cost to sell well no matter how hard you try to push its single apparent benefit ie that its a fraction smaller.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Gheritt White

    If this was priced at £160 or less, I’d buy one in a heartbeat.

    #12 4 years ago