PSP Go May Drop In Price This Week
Sony has said the PSP Go was more of an experiment than the next generation of handheld gaming, and that's likely reinforced by the seemingly imminent announcement of the PSP2.
However, Sony probably would like to sell a few more PSP Go units, and a price drop would go a long way towards accomplishing that goal. According to a Joystiq tipster, it seems North American consumers can expect a $50 price cut on the PSP Go. If the information is correct, the price drop will go into effect on Friday of this week. The image you see through the link comes from the tipster's AAFES-based store of employment and unsurprisingly, Sony has refused to comment on the matter. From the start, that $250 price tag has been an obstacle, even for the gadget lovers who like the idea of an all-digital portable gaming device. If you've been living under a rock for the past year or so, we'll tell you the PSP Go doesn't use the established PSP UMD format; it only downloads games in digital format. For many, the price tag just wasn't worth the price of admission.
We're not sure $200 will help, either, especially with all this PSP2 talk floating about. But it might be an indication that Sony plans to discontinue the Go at some point, along with the first PSP...
10/13/2010 9:02:20 PM John Shepard