Sony drops PSP Go price to $199 ahead of holiday season

By Jos ยท 47 replies
Oct 26, 2010
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  1. Sony is giving its PSP Go gaming handheld a much-needed shot in the arm today with the announcement of a price cut from $249 to $199. The move comes just in time for the holiday shopping season and puts the device at just $30 more than Nintendo's DSi XL, $50 more than the DSi, and $70 more than the DSi Lite. The company may face some in-house competition as well, though, with the PSP-3000 currently selling for $169.

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  2. ional10

    ional10 TS Rookie

    It's not a bad price, but the DSi XL is still better value for money and comes with a plethora of games, the sony PSP GO never really took off unfortunately, they left people with UMD disks hanging about.
  3. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    Well, holidays come close = Prices go Down, I hope that PC parts go the same way.
  4. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Booster Posts: 248   +12

    I've never found attracting the psp, sure, it has great graphics, but what else? Sony should focus on a better marketing technique and try to include other features if they wish to compete and stand a chance with the Nintendo 3Ds...
  5. freythman

    freythman TS Booster Posts: 113   +10

    I might buy it at $100, but at $200, I could just save up another $30 and get an entry level iPod touch. Then I'd have access to all of the apps on the App Store.

    If they didn't remove support for UMD, and dropped it to $150 or less, I might consider it.
  6. Rod2709

    Rod2709 TS Rookie

    It still pretty high, if they want to bump the sales, they should drop it to about $150... heck i would buy one at that price.
  7. Micael

    Micael TS Rookie Posts: 25

    The price is still very high...sure it's a nice product, but for that price or a little above i can buy myself an Xbox 360 or a PS3...or even more PC components :s.
  8. citac

    citac TS Rookie

    i wouldnt buy it for 100 bucks to be honest, terrible design by sony who ever made this thing should of got fired.
  9. Basher

    Basher TS Rookie Posts: 54

    I still have and occasionally use my PSP1000, but don't see myself ever upgrading to a new portable gaming device. Smartphones are somewhat taking over the reigns of the standard 90's type portable gaming device.

    Sony needs to introduce something unique, such as Nintendo is doing, to capture their share of the market. Otherwise, I personally don't see their success in the portable gaming market.
  10. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    Although I really wanted a psp go. Im not going to touch it. They already admitted that this was a science experiement of sorts.
  11. bioflex

    bioflex TS Enthusiast Posts: 71

    me too buddy.....$ 150 is the best price in my opinion....i would add a penny more for device like this....just give me a psp with a umd drive and i would be fine.
  12. buttus

    buttus TS Enthusiast Posts: 180

    It's a good price but still a bit pricey for a portable game system.
  13. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    No thanks. I'll spend the extra bit and get an ipod touch.
  14. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +67

    Its a terrible idea and it deserves to be consigned to the bargain bin or the dustbin. Slow wifi connection, all games purchased as via the net and no second hand market. Absolutely awful. Glad it failed.
  15. bugejakurt

    bugejakurt TS Booster Posts: 158   +15

    Reasonably priced, and a good move from Sony to address the PSP's decrease in popularity lately. Honestly I've not seen much PSP Go's on the market, and believe Sony needs to overhaul the PSP System and certainly reduce the prices of its games.
  16. natefalk

    natefalk TS Rookie Posts: 78

    I would be more interested in the PSP Go if it had the UMD drive or if it could be used as a cell phone. Otherwise, it just isn't that interesting to me. Who wants to wait an hour to download a game?
  17. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    Hmmm... a PSP Go, or a 1GB GTX 460?

    Let me think...
  18. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Still seems like it's priced too high. I've never been a fan of the PSP, I'm a DS fan.
  19. milford50

    milford50 TS Rookie

    There comes a decent drop. PSPs are meant for "on the move", how can u compare a gtx 460 and a psp go? Its just out of the question...
    PSP is the best in terms of graphic quality(while being mobile) and does not have kiddish games like Nintendo`s device.
  20. rizalp

    rizalp TS Rookie Posts: 39

    Even with this price cut, i will never buy PSP Go. It still pretty high. A < $150 and support for UMD will surely attract me. Or, give us the option to transfer games from UMD into PSP Go
  21. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    I wouldn't buy a PSP anymore, I wanted one when they first came out since they did all sorts of things like web browsing, music and video playback and the games were pretty good aswell. But now I'm just gunna wait for the PSP 2.

    Although Portable Grand Turismo would be awesome!
  22. Zoner1501

    Zoner1501 TS Enthusiast Posts: 54   +17

    The PSP Go should have been marketed as a lite version of the PSP, and as such priced cheaper then the PSP-3000... I honestly don't know what goes through corporate minds....
  23. co1rpal1

    co1rpal1 TS Rookie

    Price is one thing.....but it's really all about having good games.
  24. uttaradhaka

    uttaradhaka TS Rookie Posts: 53

    But I still won't get this PSP. Just looks odd. And the lack of UMD drive was the final nail. Hope the next one is far better, otherwise, the DSi successor will eat it alive.
  25. fritz123

    fritz123 TS Rookie Posts: 56

    that price is reasonable if you want to compete with the DS. i have a psp2000 and i dont use it that much. i think the removal of the UMD was kinda good (imo i think it didnt really catch on and it looks kinda ugly).the design of the device isnt very nice. .. i wouldnt buy one just because prices dropped.

    sure the psp has better graphics but i think the DS's games are much more fun. (though there are a lot of bad ones too) well, that's just me.

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