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Australia has been seeing some very strong PlayStation 3 sales since the console’s price was slashed last month, moving 10,000 units. The PSPgo, on the other hand, has allegedly only sold around 1,000 systems. An Australian Sony Rep explains the console's lukewarm inception.The source trusted by Aussie paper, The Age, also said the PSPgo has “a nice design and I think it's quieter [compared to the original PSP] and uses a little less power but those things are not worth the extra cost, they're pretty cosmetic."Managing director of Sony Australia, Michael Ephraim, replies that those alleged sales are off the mark. In contrast, he said the units sold are sitting “not under 1,000 but it's slightly over 1000.” He also cites retailers such as EBgames as the reason the company is referring to the PSPgo’s release as a “soft launch.”Ephraim also claims that despite lacking “massive numbers,” Sony isn’t worried about the handheld’s future. He also admits to some PSPgo “issues” that need to be rectified. He mentions that the ability to read e-books and download videos."I suppose the applications are going to catch up with the device ... the connectability to the PS3 and those other applications will start making this device even more viable," Ephraim adds.It appears thrifty Australians are being smart in not purchasing a system that still has “issues,” according to a Sony representative. With the PSPgo’s lack of features negatively affecting sales, is anyone starting to think the system didn’t spend enough time on the drawing board?
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I went to Gamestop the day the PSPgo came out to pick up a game after work and I asked if the PSPgo was selling good and at 6pm on LAUNCH DAY she said she had only sold 1 so far. You can't get used games for a download only device and they rarely mark down downloads. I wouldn't mind download only content if they lowered the price faster (or at all) as it aged.
That is a really, really sad number. Even in Australia.
i bought a PSP regular, I thought the go wasn't worth it
They don't know what they are tlking about. The PSP go is a awesome platform and I bet by the end of the year the sales are going to shoot up.
I feel a price drop coming soon... maybe after the holidays?
They need to scrap it and move on to a new console. The psp is not working out. It is a virtual boy. Not a GameGear(Sega's Masterpiece)
I am a big sony fan, yes i got a PSPgo! I don't think that this was a big rush, but a step in the right direction. They have used the same core ever since the very first PSP. I think the reason it isn't selling all that well is because none of the retailers are pushing it. The reason: They won't produce anymore sales off it. My local walmart don't even have it, but they got the assassin creed 3000 edition. Before you bash sony, take a look at it in their shoes.
it should cost as much as the 3000 or even less
PSPgo is a well modified handheld. Like the PS3, only portable. Expensive, Yes; Useful, for the better gamer. That is, if you're better. Are you?
Simple as this, I got my collection of umds cause i like my psp. But if I were to begin anew with other games on the "same" system i expect that system to be a lower price than a psp because it does less things.
Why would I pay more for less?
What is selling more? Ds or Dsi? I got one for the fad but only lost the advance games. How many Ds games are for me to choose from?
The system is ok at $199 but $150 is perfect. Its logical from a consumer point of view.
One thing they need to do... is lower the *** price. Why pay $250 for a hand-held gaming system that apperently has a lot of issues, when for $50 more, you could buy a brand new PS3. Unless the thing is perfect (which it isn't),lower the price or this could make you lose more money than you ake.
when i first saw it the slidable part looked cool but i saw one at best but held it in my hand but the analog stick was akwardly placed witch was very bad no umds and screen was too small it sucks but looks cool
As a avid PSP fan (i still have my launch PSP 1000) i must admit i didn't particularly have the urge to rush out and get the PSPgo.
All i can say from the above article is ouch.
i hate it doesnt read original umd's
If it wasn't for the download only thing.I would have bought one.
I knew it. I knew the PSPgo's sales would suck. Sony? Why would you do this?
Doesn't help that it was decades ahead of its time.
Those are some pretty sad numbers.