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Sony confirms PSP gets price cut in Europe, but not UK

Friday, 8th April 2011 12:57 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Sony has confirmed that PSP has gotten a European price cut, but the drop won’t take affect in the UK

The new SRRP for the handheld will be at €129.99, previously at €169.99.. The US received a price-cut in February.

SCE UK confirmed to VG247 today that the price cut was possible due to “favourable fluctuations” in the exchange rate between the euro and the yen: something that has not fallen into place for the pound.

“Since we in the UK are vulnerable to two exchange rate calculations, pounds into euro and euro into yen, we are not in a position to offer a similar cut in PSP for the UK,” the company said in a statement.

Earlier, Bloomberg reported on the price cut, quoting an SCEJ rep.

“The price cut is aimed at increasing adoption of the player in Europe,” said Satoshi Fukuoka of SCEJ.

Sony announced back in January a successor to PSP, codenamed Next Generation Portable, or NGP for short. It’ll release in at least one region this year.

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9 Comments

  1. Razor

    Yeah, only three years too late.

    Good job, Sony.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. NeoSquall

    @1 In this period they’re releasing great titles like Persona 3 Portable, Dissidia 012, The 3rd Birthday and hopefully Valkyria Chronicles 3, so I believe this is the right timing.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Lounds

    I got my psp in sept 05 for £180 and 5.5 years later it’s only just been dropped to £130… WHAT A JOKE

    #3 4 years ago
  4. OrbitMonkey

    Apparently the psp is outselling the 3ds in Japan
    http://m.engadget.com/default/article.do?artUrl=http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/08/3ds-outsold-by-psp-in-japan-gets-dumped-for-a-dating-sim/&category=classic&icid=eng_latest_art

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    It’s confirmed. But only for mainland Europe and not the UK.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Razor

    Ugh.

    SCEE are a complete failure.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Robinton

    Well if it’s confirmed for mainland Europe… why don’t you buy your PSP in other EU contries?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. onlineatron

    Official price drops are moot at this point, on the PSP. Walk into/surf onto any retail store selling games and you’re bound to get one below this price.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. NeoSquall

    @8 We’ll see. Once I’ll get my PSP, I swear I’ll come back to this page and say if you were right or wrong.

    #9 4 years ago

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