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Rumor: PSPgo “relaunch” in the works at Sony

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?

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PSPgo headlines

  • SCEA: PSPgo tripled PSP sales at some retailers

    Sorry, Mr. Major UK games retailer; the verdict’s in on the PSPgo, and – after a bit of our trademark expert analysis – we’ve ascertained that a “300 percent sales increase” doesn’t quite qualify as a miserable failure. Speaking with Kotaku, Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director, Corporate Communications and Social Media for SCEA, said that Sony’s […]

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  • "PSPgo will fail miserably," says major UK retailer

    Oh dear. The MD of Chips, UK’s largest independent games chain, has told GI he expects the PSPgo to “fail miserably”. Don McCabe said: “My own personal opinion is that it’s a no-go. I’ve been to a number of presentations to see if there’s anything there and I don’t feel it’ll go anywhere to be […]

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  • PSPgo already dropping to £200

    UK retailers have already started dropping the price of PSPgo, with Amazon, Play, GAME and HMV now selling the machine for £199.99. It was £224.99 when it launched last week. SCEE said earlier today that PSP hardware sales have risen 100 percent since PSPgo released on October 1. Thanks, EG.

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  • SCEE: PSPgo has "performed in line with our expectations"

    SCEE has said in a statement to GI that sales of the PSPgo have performed in line with their “expectations”, with sales of up 100% for PSP hardware since the Go launched on Thursday. “PSPgo has performed in line with our expectations, driving 100 per cent incremental volume for the category and has benefited the […]

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  • PSN demo for Undead Knights was actually the full game

    Tecmo’s Undead Knights had a demo up on PSN, and gamers who decided to give it a try, noticed that it was not just demo, but the full game. Speaking with D’toid, who noticed the free game, Tecmo told the site previously that he final code for the game had yet to be approved – […]

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  • Ghostbusters on PSP and PSPgo getting a November release

    Ghostbusters: The Video Game has been given a November 3 release for PSP and PSPgo. Atari, the US publisher, says it will contain “features unique to the platform”, including the ability to “switch between four equipment sets to access eight unique proton pack functions and use gadgets like the PKE Meter and Parapgoggles to scan […]

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  • Some Blu-ray films to allow a transfer onto PSP

    Sony has said that the transferring of Blu-ray films to PSP is a decision for Hollywood studios, not the platform holder. Speaking with Eurogamer, a spokesperson for Sony stated that Blu-ray releases of Tropic Thunder and RocknRolla already support the feature for the handheald, but are viewed at a reduced quality. This statement from Sony […]

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  • PSPgo Minis - 13 launch titles available now

    SCEE just press released all the Minis shipping with PSPgo today, giving details for all 13 games. Alien Havoc, Tetris and so on are available now. Hit the link for everything.

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  • PSPgo launches - review round-up

    PSPgo is now on sale, or at least it will be in an hour when the shops open. Priced £225, the handheld revision charts a brave new path into a discless future, armed with Bluetooth tethering and a monster supply of downloadable full price games and Minis. We’ll have more on the machine’s release throughout […]

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  • US PSN update - Over 100 games mark PSPgo release

    PSPgo launches today, as is perfectly obvious by this week’s American PSN update. More than 100 new PSP titles have been added to the Store, including GT PSP ($40), God of War Chains of Olympus ($16) and PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe ($20) Hit the link for the full thing. We’ll have more coverage on PSPgo’s launch […]

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  • Sony expected more retailers to be negative about PSPgo

    So a few European retailers have refused to stock PSPgo; walk in the park to Sony. The company expected a more vociferous backlash against the discless machine. “We were very aware of concerns when we went into it and I actually expected a lot more negative responses than we actually got,” PSP UK product manager […]

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  • Fieldrunners confirmed as Mini launch game for PSPgo

    iPhone tower defence juggernaut Fieldrunners will release as a PSPgo Mini this week, it’s just been confirmed on the Euro PS Blog. The PSP version includes new maps, new towers, new music and “enhanced graphics,” according to that post. Can’t say fairer than that. Hit the link for more. Movie after the break.

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  • PSPgo will launch with 16K bits of DLC in the US

    Sony has sent over a bit of PSPgo launch information to IGN that you may find interesting. On October 1, 16,000 pieces of digital content will be available for the PSPgo in the US which includes: 225 games (combination of full PSP titles, PSN exclusives, UMD legacy titles and Minis) 2,300 movies 13,300 television episodes […]

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  • PSPgo - UMD conversion program not possible for "legal reasons"

    SCEA’s finally confirmed that there will be no UMD conversion program for those upgrading to the discless PSPgo next week. “We were evaluating a UMD conversion program, but due to legal and technical reasons we will not be offering the program at this time,” a rep for the firm’s US arm told Kotaku. End of. […]

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  • ESRB Ratings Guide comes preloaded on PSPgo

    The ESRB has revealed through the US PS Blog that Sony has embedded the board’s Video Game Ratings Guide directly onto PSPgo. Once accessed, it provides a walk through of ratings, categories and descriptions, and provides a tutorial for setting up parental controls. However, Sony has said even though the guide is automatically included with […]

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  • ShopTo says PSPgo is "almost dead before it arrives", Pachter disagrees

    ShopTo boss Igor Cipolletta has told Eurogamer that while his business has no plans to boycott PSPgo like other European retailers, he feels that the handheld is “almost dead before it has arrived”. “We do have it listed on the site, but we are not concentrating any big marketing behind it,” he said. “Sony has […]

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  • Dev kits for PSP may eventually be free

    SCEE’s Zeno Colaco has told Develop that Sony may stop charging for PSP dev kits someday, instead of charging $1500 per kit, when comparatively, the iPhone SDK is free. “Further down the line, we may investigate a totally free model or supported model,” he said. “Right now, we’re looking for a good portfolio of games. […]

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  • LittleBigPlanet PSP screens show off the cute

    Some LittleBigPlanet PSP screens are posted over on D’Toid and some over on Eurogamer France too. Both links show basically the same thing. Game is out later this year for the handheld, and it looks rather cute. Go have a look.

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  • Gameloft announces PSPgo line-up for the holidays

    Gameloft has announced five titles it is readying for PSPgo and PSP. “For the past 10 years our focus and expertise has been digitally distributed games. From mobile games to iPhone/iPod Touch to next-gen consoles, our success stems from the ability to adapt and evolve on the latest platforms,” said Gameloft president Michel Guillemot “The […]

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PSPgo Latest

  • Rumor: PSPgo “relaunch” in the works at Sony

    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?

  • SCEA: PSPgo tripled PSP sales at some retailers

    Sorry, Mr. Major UK games retailer; the verdict’s in on the PSPgo, and – after a bit of our trademark expert analysis – we’ve ascertained that a “300 percent sales increase” doesn’t quite qualify as a miserable failure. Speaking with Kotaku, Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director, Corporate Communications and Social Media for SCEA, said that Sony’s […]

  • “PSPgo will fail miserably,” says major UK retailer

    Oh dear. The MD of Chips, UK’s largest independent games chain, has told GI he expects the PSPgo to “fail miserably”. Don McCabe said: “My own personal opinion is that it’s a no-go. I’ve been to a number of presentations to see if there’s anything there and I don’t feel it’ll go anywhere to be […]

  • PSPgo already dropping to £200

    UK retailers have already started dropping the price of PSPgo, with Amazon, Play, GAME and HMV now selling the machine for £199.99. It was £224.99 when it launched last week. SCEE said earlier today that PSP hardware sales have risen 100 percent since PSPgo released on October 1. Thanks, EG.

  • SCEE: PSPgo has “performed in line with our expectations”

    SCEE has said in a statement to GI that sales of the PSPgo have performed in line with their “expectations”, with sales of up 100% for PSP hardware since the Go launched on Thursday. “PSPgo has performed in line with our expectations, driving 100 per cent incremental volume for the category and has benefited the […]

  • PSN demo for Undead Knights was actually the full game

    Tecmo’s Undead Knights had a demo up on PSN, and gamers who decided to give it a try, noticed that it was not just demo, but the full game. Speaking with D’toid, who noticed the free game, Tecmo told the site previously that he final code for the game had yet to be approved – […]

  • Ghostbusters on PSP and PSPgo getting a November release

    Ghostbusters: The Video Game has been given a November 3 release for PSP and PSPgo. Atari, the US publisher, says it will contain “features unique to the platform”, including the ability to “switch between four equipment sets to access eight unique proton pack functions and use gadgets like the PKE Meter and Parapgoggles to scan […]

  • Some Blu-ray films to allow a transfer onto PSP

    Sony has said that the transferring of Blu-ray films to PSP is a decision for Hollywood studios, not the platform holder. Speaking with Eurogamer, a spokesperson for Sony stated that Blu-ray releases of Tropic Thunder and RocknRolla already support the feature for the handheald, but are viewed at a reduced quality. This statement from Sony […]

  • PSPgo Minis – 13 launch titles available now

    SCEE just press released all the Minis shipping with PSPgo today, giving details for all 13 games. Alien Havoc, Tetris and so on are available now. Hit the link for everything.

  • PSPgo launches – review round-up

    PSPgo is now on sale, or at least it will be in an hour when the shops open. Priced £225, the handheld revision charts a brave new path into a discless future, armed with Bluetooth tethering and a monster supply of downloadable full price games and Minis. We’ll have more on the machine’s release throughout […]

  • US PSN update – Over 100 games mark PSPgo release

    PSPgo launches today, as is perfectly obvious by this week’s American PSN update. More than 100 new PSP titles have been added to the Store, including GT PSP ($40), God of War Chains of Olympus ($16) and PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe ($20) Hit the link for the full thing. We’ll have more coverage on PSPgo’s launch […]

  • Sony expected more retailers to be negative about PSPgo

    So a few European retailers have refused to stock PSPgo; walk in the park to Sony. The company expected a more vociferous backlash against the discless machine. “We were very aware of concerns when we went into it and I actually expected a lot more negative responses than we actually got,” PSP UK product manager […]

  • Fieldrunners confirmed as Mini launch game for PSPgo

    iPhone tower defence juggernaut Fieldrunners will release as a PSPgo Mini this week, it’s just been confirmed on the Euro PS Blog. The PSP version includes new maps, new towers, new music and “enhanced graphics,” according to that post. Can’t say fairer than that. Hit the link for more. Movie after the break.

  • PSPgo will launch with 16K bits of DLC in the US

    Sony has sent over a bit of PSPgo launch information to IGN that you may find interesting. On October 1, 16,000 pieces of digital content will be available for the PSPgo in the US which includes: 225 games (combination of full PSP titles, PSN exclusives, UMD legacy titles and Minis) 2,300 movies 13,300 television episodes […]

  • PSPgo – UMD conversion program not possible for “legal reasons”

    SCEA’s finally confirmed that there will be no UMD conversion program for those upgrading to the discless PSPgo next week. “We were evaluating a UMD conversion program, but due to legal and technical reasons we will not be offering the program at this time,” a rep for the firm’s US arm told Kotaku. End of. […]

  • ESRB Ratings Guide comes preloaded on PSPgo

    The ESRB has revealed through the US PS Blog that Sony has embedded the board’s Video Game Ratings Guide directly onto PSPgo. Once accessed, it provides a walk through of ratings, categories and descriptions, and provides a tutorial for setting up parental controls. However, Sony has said even though the guide is automatically included with […]

  • ShopTo says PSPgo is “almost dead before it arrives”, Pachter disagrees

    ShopTo boss Igor Cipolletta has told Eurogamer that while his business has no plans to boycott PSPgo like other European retailers, he feels that the handheld is “almost dead before it has arrived”. “We do have it listed on the site, but we are not concentrating any big marketing behind it,” he said. “Sony has […]

  • Dev kits for PSP may eventually be free

    SCEE’s Zeno Colaco has told Develop that Sony may stop charging for PSP dev kits someday, instead of charging $1500 per kit, when comparatively, the iPhone SDK is free. “Further down the line, we may investigate a totally free model or supported model,” he said. “Right now, we’re looking for a good portfolio of games. […]

  • LittleBigPlanet PSP screens show off the cute

    Some LittleBigPlanet PSP screens are posted over on D’Toid and some over on Eurogamer France too. Both links show basically the same thing. Game is out later this year for the handheld, and it looks rather cute. Go have a look.

  • Gameloft announces PSPgo line-up for the holidays

    Gameloft has announced five titles it is readying for PSPgo and PSP. “For the past 10 years our focus and expertise has been digitally distributed games. From mobile games to iPhone/iPod Touch to next-gen consoles, our success stems from the ability to adapt and evolve on the latest platforms,” said Gameloft president Michel Guillemot “The […]

  • America’s PSPgo early adoption deal is Rock Band Unplugged demo

    Americans that take the plunge with a new PSPgo handset are to be given a free Rock Band Unplugged demo along with the hardware, according to this Kotaku piece. Which is great. If it wasn’t for the fact that Europeans get a free copy of GT PSP. The US offer’s a bit more than a […]

  • Check out the insides of the PSPgo, poor thing

    Someone has torn to bits a PSPgo so that you can see its innards. Looking inside you see chips, wires, pads, and other stuff that we have no idea what it is or does. Why would someone tear apart a perfectly good electronic is beyond us, but if you are the type that likes to […]

  • First Minis game for PSPgo announced, Vempire to be launch title [Update]

    Update: PR added. Original Story: The first launch title of the Minis game collection, which was announced in Cologne last week, has been confirmed as a title known as Vempire. According to the description of the game, it’s a puzzle game, which has a hint of strategy added into the mix. Collect artefacts, collect powers […]

  • PSPgo to retail for £199 at Tesco, not £225

    Let the price wars begin. Tesco are listing the PSPgo for £199.97, £25 short of the RRP. Earlier this week at GamesCom, SCEE told VG247 that the console would retail for £224.99 when it would launch on October 1 in the UK. The supermarket is the first to dramatically cut the price of the console before […]

  • Gamestop: We’re “excited” for PSPgo

    Executive Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing at GameStop US, Tony Bartel, has said the retailer is very “excited” for the impending release of the PSPgo on October 1 in the US. Speaking in the company’s financial call for the quarter of Q2 09, Bartel said that they were excited even more to be selling […]

  • House: PSPgo feedback positive, initial consumers to benefit

    SCEE president Andrew House has told VG247 that initial feedback for PSPgo has been positive, and the consumers who hop on board first will benefit. The console was given prices of $249/€249/¥24,980 when the console was announced back at E3 in June. And only last night did SCEE tell us that it’ll retail for £224.99. […]

  • Exclusive: Andrew House talks to VG247 about price cuts and going digital in a retail market

    Interview by Patrick Garratt. SCEE president Andrew House took time out of his busy schedule at GamesCom to have a chat with VG247 regarding all things PS3 price-cut, PSPgo, how important it is for developers to comprehend the PS3 hardware, and the future of digital downloads. Not only did House mention that Sony would  love […]

  • GamesCom: Videos for Digital Reader and PSP Minis

    Sony has released videos for both the Digital Reader and PSP minis. We have both posted after the break courtesy of Joystiq. For now, the Digital Reader is for comics only, but who knows what the future holds. Digital copies of Wuthering Heights, The Doppelganger or Atonement may not be just a pipe dream folks. […]

  • Rumor: PSPgo to launch with Rock Band Unplugged voucher

    Best Buy has the PSPgo listed on its website and it says that handheld will come with a voucher to download Rock Band Unplugged. You can get it, apparently, in Pearl White or Piano Black. No confirmation from Sony, but Best Buy has it listed anyway. More over on D’toid.

  • Sony’s PSP strategy includes new content with cheaper, smaller downloadable games

    Sony has said that it’s planning to start wooing developers for digitally distributed games on PSP by doing away with concept approval and releasing less expensive developer kits and low price points for new titles. “We’re introducing new initiatives for the PSP which take it beyond traditional gaming, but still includes elements from gaming, and […]