Euro Retailers Cut Price Of PSP Go
Our latest poll proved that many consumers aren't all that interested in the PSP Go, be it as an upgrade or a new unit. That lofty $250 price tag has halted a great many of them in their tracks.
Well, several European retailers are already aware of this and have opted to slash the price almost immediately after the portable's release. As noted by Eurogamer, Amazon UK, Play and GAME have all dropped the price from the original £224.99 down to £199, while others - ShopTo included - still charges full price. Initial sales numbers from Sony showed a 120% increase after the launch of the PSP Go, even though the PSP Go only managed to sell as many units as the PSP-3000 model this past weekend. Analyst Michael Pachter has also predicted that we'll see an official price cut for the PSP Go for the holiday season, and at this point, that's not a bad idea. Sony made a big deal out of the 16,000 pieces of available downloadable content for the PSP Go (including 225 full games), but perhaps this will resonate more with a lower price tag. Furthermore, it would certainly help if they could manage to provide us with that UMD-to-digital conversion system they're currently working on. Many current PSP owners have sizable UMD libraries by now, after all.
So what do you think? Should Sony just drop the price of the PSP Go right now? Or should they wait a bit? How will consumers continue to respond to the new unit?
10/5/2009 9:41:52 PM Ben Dutka