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SCEJ confirms global PSP go price-drop

Monday, 25th October 2010 16:50 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Sony’s has dropped the price of PSP go in Japan, the US and Europe, beginning from tomorrow.

The new price for the digital-only handheld is now ¥16,800 ($200/£132) in Japan.

The American price has been reduced to $199, down from $249.

The European SKU has been cut to £159.99, down from £199.99.

The Japanese press release is here.

PSP go launched just last October in the west, but has done miserably in terms of sales.

In Japan, it comes out bottom of the hardware charts while its older brother, the disc-based PSP-3000, is a top-seller in the country.

These cuts come in the face of accelerating rumour regarding PSP2, which was only today reported to have an HD screen.

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12 Comments

  1. chronoss2

    OMG! Even with this price drop they are not gonna sell more. The 3000 is much cheaper and way better. for 100$ I will think, but right now the Go is still too expensive for what it is, even if i really like the design and the size of it.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    Update. US has given it a price-cut as well, apparently.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. polygem

    psp was so cool at launch with the awesome medievil, ridge racer….then killzone liberation DAXTER!!!!, ratchet and clank librty city…then a lot of the same and a lot of crap – then 1 good game in a year – today – no games – system looks and feels old – go is a joke – still not enough games in the psn – psn looks horrible from a designers perspective – too expensive as well…as much as i loved my launch psp, they kind of missed the train or took the wrong one…

    #3 4 years ago
  4. chronoss2

    that’s right! retail games are even cheaper than the digital ones on the PSN, and the mini games are free on ipod and 5$ on PSN. That’s rubbish..

    #4 4 years ago
  5. 2plus2equals5

    I see pspgos for 189€, with 10 games is a great price.

    Kotaku has a new rumour about the psp2;)
    http://kotaku.com/5672410/psp2-will-be-bigger-out-fall-2011-currently-overheating

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Razor

    Only about 12 months late.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    Updated. It’s been cut in Europe as well.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Syrok

    What’s that in European money? There are over 300.000 million people in the Eurozone feeling discriminated against right now. :P

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Happy Hardon Harry

    The games available for the handheld on the PSN store is a fucking joke. Games that have been out on UMD for ages still aren’t available to download digitally.

    Sony should be giving the handheld away now, free, with Corn Flakes as that’s how useless the system is.

    If there is any example how not to manage digital content, then this is it.

    Sony are such brainless cunts…it makes you wonder how the firm still makes money/or still exists today.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. choochoo

    lol no surprise here after all its Sony made. Give up Sony and for once do everyone a favour just leave the gaming industry for good.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. 2plus2equals5

    @8: you’re right, i feel discriminated! XD
    @10: sorry but i’m really happy with my psp and ps3, and i can’t wait for the psp2 ;)

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Blerk

    £160 is still ‘rather steep’ for a system that’s all-but dead.

    #12 4 years ago

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