The lights are on
you think of new gaming hardware launches, you probably envision droves
of berserk consumers rushing retailers with wads of cash clutched in
their fists. This frenzied reception may not perfectly describe the
release of Sony's PSPgo,
however, as Sony is hinting at merely adequate sales out of the game.
But how are the local outlets in our very own Twin Cities doing?In a recent statement by Sony, a spokesperson said the "PSPgo has performed in line with our expectations, driving 100 per
cent incremental volume for the category and has benefited the broad
PSP portfolio with PSP-3000 also enjoying a big lift. PSP software sales also having been a standout with both new releases GT PSP and FIFA 10 performing well." Sounds like things are not too bad, but not too good, either.We called multiple local retailers around the Game Informer office and asked if the PSPgo
was in stock. 90 percent of the stores we contacted still had the
handheld available, which launched five days ago. How
conservative were Sony's projected sales to begin with? Until the
official sales numbers are released, this all just conjecture. We've contacted Sony for comment.You've
already heard what we think about the digital-only device in our video review, why don't you
think it's selling like hotcakes? Weigh in with your opinion below.
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