Sony Talks PSP Go, Says Its Targeting The "Early Adopter"
It wasn't exactly a shocker of mammoth proportions when Kaz Hirai unveiled the PSP Go! at Sony's E3 press conference, but we can always use more in the way of commentary and explanation.
Well, Kotaku got a look at SCEA marketing boss Peter Dille's "fully-functional white PSP Go!" and he answered some important questions. He didn't tell us how UMD titles would transfer to the new UMD-less unit (Hirai said the Go! was "fully backwards compatible" at the press conference), but he did say people seem to be "really excited" about the new handheld, despite what some have considered to be a high price. Said Dille:
"It's the same price as when we launched the product, the original PSP. It's targeting an early adopter, a tech enthusiast. We're hearing great things about the product. People are really excited about it. There's not much more to say."
Then he addressed the topic of the impending downloadable PSP titles, and said that such games "will be made available for download at a date and time that matches the games' street dates in retail stores." They're also pursuing the option of allowing retailers to offer vouchers for downloadable games and content, like they did with the download-only Patapon 2. This is only the start of the PSP Go! information that is bound to come our way over the next few months, so stay tuned for more on this nifty little gadget.
6/4/2009 Ben Dutka