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UPDATE: Sony has responded in regards to the PSP Go relaunch rumor, stating that the speculation is "nothing but that."
ORIGINAL STORY: Rumors have been budding up regarding a relaunch of Sony’s PSPgo. The digital-only handheld was welcomed with very little fanfare when it launched last October, and sources are reporting that Sony wants a do-over.Gamervision reports that this mulligan is due to hit very soon, and that a larger marketing campaign will be championing the attempt to claim glory (and sales). If this hearsay ends up being true, hopefully a price reduction would be part of Sony’s new deal.
We've contacted Sony for comment, and we'll be sure to bring you any new developments on this rumor.If the PSPgo relaunched $50 cheaper, would you give it another look? Can’t remember what the doo-hickey is all about? Check out our video review.
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If Sony was smart they would put both systems at $150 and reduce the price of all first-party game downloads into the $15-25 range. People need some money leftover after purchasing the system to buy some games, and there needs to be a better reason to pick of the PSP Go.
I would pay a $100 for this and even then I would think about it.
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I wouldn't pay $20 for that useless brick of a turd of an excuse for a handheld piece of crap
$50? nah, they'd have to knock it down to by a hundred for me to even consider purchasing. it might be more convenient to handle than the 3000-model but that's where the benefits end and certainly not worth paying more for.
but don't fool yourself into thinking Sony isn't aware of this because they are. they just don't care. the PSP-Go exists purely for retailers which is why they'll continue to stock them.
I wouldn't touch that thing if they gave ME fifty bucks and a blowjob to do it. If I ever get a PSP, It'll definitely be the 3000.
I really like the PSP Go, but I don't much like the online store. The selection needs to be bigger, with larger, more frequent updates, and the prices of games need to be reduced. Paying retail price for a digital download just doesn't cut it for most people. One of the major advantages of going digital is it's supposed to be cheaper.
Sony, if you're going to relaunch it, give a $20 credit to those who bought one at the $250 price point. It's the least you can do. For all of those hating: I've said this before, and I'll say it again: if you know what you're getting for the $250, it's a solid purchase. I personally love it because it means I don't have to get a smart phone. It has music and movies and Skype and those sorts of things. Plus, it's small enough to complement my current phone.
Sony pleaaase don't, trust me you'll lose way more money than making any.
my old psp-1000 was the same way. they are probably all like that. either way, im still not gonna get a go. lol!
DSI seems to be he best handheld gaming device on the market this time around. Although Hardware Wise, PSp is stronger.
the PSP Go is shiny... and thats it
I am very disapointed on the way they brought about the download only era of ps..whatever. the public wasn't ready
No way to give it another look. The original PSP has all the access to the same digital storefront that the PSPGo bases it's whole reputation on, yet it's cheaper and offers "backwards compatibility" with the UMD's. The only thing that works in it's favor is form factor, as the original PSPs are too lengthy to really fit in your pocket comfortably. But who cares at this point? Developer support for the device is weaker than that of the Wii, which is pretty *** weak (2010 actually has a lot of promising games coming out for Wii if you think - VERY HARD, at least I had to - about it.)
It's the DSi of the Playstation brand (removes backwards compatibility with GBA, adds a new gimmick in it's place - the stupid cameras -, is more expensive, and hinges it's sales on access to a digital storefront - the crappy DSiware sh*t, in that case). If Sony wants the Go to succeed, they should do what Nintendo does, and sell it to morons who barely play games then:)
Even if they did relaunch it I still wouldn't buy one. PSP Go = FAIL
still would say no ... the PSP is much better than the GO. No doubt bout that !
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i would not buy the PSP Go. I bought the original PSP when it first came out and know I havn't played it in years. the era of handheld games for nintendo and sony are comin to an end. all people play games on their ipods and iphones.
I remember when they announced it at E3 last year and everyone said that it wouldn't succeed. Funny how it came to pass. How did Sony not realize that it wouldn't work?
No. The problem is the platform, in the very deepest sense. A face-lift and a price drop aren't going to suddenly make it a viable piece of hardware.
i want the psp go! its just that i dont feel like wasting 200$ when i already have a psp1000. in addition to this, sony hasnt even uploaded ALL PSP GAMES TO THE STORE!! and i think ppl are not prepare yet to be all digital. My advise to sony is to redice the manufacture of this device, lower its price. then launch the new PSP 4000 with 2 analog sticks compatibility with UMD and Digital game media, and a touch screen. that would totally Destroy any other handheld system. (BTW i work in gamestop and i can see the reason the DS lite its such a titan in sales... KIDS AND GIRLS! just like the WII!) parents are the ones who have the money and nintendo realized that. they are attacking this population with games so freaking stupid and trashy that has made of nintendo the Clown and the *** of the industry to the gamers.