Rumor: PSP Go Relaunch "Imminent?"
Although Sony insists the PSP Go is performing up to expectations, the flashy new portable unit still hasn't generated a huge amount of popularity.
There have been plenty of rumors circulating concerning the possible launch of a new PSP, but that handheld iteration will be like a sequel to the UMD-based PSP-3000 and we haven't heard of a PSP Go revamp. Well, it may not get any such revamp but Sony still might attempt a relaunch of sorts. According to Gamervision, "someone close to Sony" has confirmed that a fresh relaunch is inevitable, and that it will come complete with a revitalized marketing blitz in order to spark newfound interest in the all-digital portable machine. Perhaps most important among many gamers is the price: this re-issuing of the PSP Go had better come along with a price drop; saying this fresh look at portable gaming costs no more than the first PSP that launched isn't cutting it. That might sound attractive on the surface but $250 is still too high, as most consumers have complained. However, that being said, there are certainly plenty of pieces of digital software available for the PSP Go and those who did spring for it seem happy with the purchase.
Perhaps a spring relaunch is possible and if that happens, we'll let you know how Sony plans on going about it. Maybe this time around, the requisite attention will be paid.
2/1/2010 9:08:05 PM John Shepard