Yesterday we brought you a report from a Sony Shop employee who suggested that the much-maligned discless PSP Go handheld had been discontinued. Despite remaining noncomittal throughout the day, Sony have now officially confirmed that the PSP Go has been canned, and that they've ceased production to focus on the upcoming NGP. [AV Watch via Kotaku]
Sony will continue to manufacture - and support - the PSP 3000, which has been enjoying a sales renaissance of late due to some killer Japanese titles. Thankfully, it looks like I had nothing to worry about.
In five years, when Wi-Fi and digital distribution will be truly ubiquitous, the PSP Go might have thrived. Unfortunately its experiment into truly digital handhelds managed to fail spectacularly... though it's interesting to note that similar business models work perfectly well for smartphones. Hopefully Sony have learned that competitive pricing is the key.