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Report: Has Sony Killed The PSP Go?

Jonathan Lester
Games news, PSP Go, Sony

Report: Has Sony Killed The PSP Go?

A blog post purported to be from a Japanese Sony Shop employee has suggested that Sony has finally cancelled the long-suffering PSP Go handheld. Previously outed as a "failed experiment" into digital distribution methods, the controversial console has apparently been shelved and is currently unavailable to purchase in most regions. [Andriasang]

Sony failed to confirm or deny the rumour to Eurogamer, and delivered some trite marketing garbage instead,

It is a very exciting time for PlayStation portable devices. Before the end of the year we are launching NGP, our next generation portable device, which we believe will revolutionise portable gaming. In the meantime, the current generation of PSPs continue to be in demand, especially since the introduction of our value for money, Essentials range of games and we will continue to meet that demand.

We'll keep an eye on the situation, but if it turns out to be true, I don't think I'll lose too much sleep over the loss of the PSP Go. Will you miss it?

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Matthew  Apr. 19, 2011 at 18:25

In my madness, I actually looked into getting one of these to overcome the pain of lugging all those fiddly little UMDs around on holiday.

I really think that the lack of backwards-compatibility killed this thing. Sony should have either extended a UMD-DLC trade-in scheme or thought up some way for UMD-based games to be transferred over to the PSP go. I know that I, for one, instantly rejected any possible upgrade plans when I realised that I would lose the use of over 20 games.

dtovey89  Apr. 19, 2011 at 23:01

I too was interested in getting a PSP Go on launch. I actually have owned one but sold it within a few weeks of buying it.

It does has some neat features such as the 16GB built in memory and bluetooth capability (sync with a PS3 controller ftw). However, the lack of a full library of games available on the PSN store (no Kingdom Hearts or Crisis Core!?) and over the top prices (in comparison to physical counterpart) killed it off.

It also felt a tad too small and uncomfortable in comparison to the PSP 3000.

Lets not forget the huge ass launch price too! $250+ was way too much for such a limited product.



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