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Wednesday, 20 April 2011 09:35

PSP Go production has ended

Written by David Stellmack


Not a surprising development
Sony has apparently stopped the production of the PSP Go, which is actually not that much of a surprise. Despite the price cut, the PSP Go is not selling; so there is little reason to make more of them.

While Sony is not confirming that production of the PSP Go has ended, they are not going out of their way to refute a number of retailers that have marked the product as end-of-life or discontinued in their systems. Our retailer sources tell us that they have been told that PSP Go units are limited to what is on hand in their distribution warehouse, and there will be no more units once these are gone.

When all is said and done and we look at the PSP Go, it will be viewed in our opinion as a very grand experiment that failed for all of the wrong reasons. It isn’t a bad platform, and the device itself really could be described as ahead of its time. It does seem to have paved the way for the NGP (PSP2) with some of its design.

According to our retail sources, we should expect to see a steady stream of PSP Go units at the retail level for the time being that are doing little more than collecting dust. It is going to take additional price cuts for Sony to be able to move the inventory that is remaining.

David Stellmack

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+5 #1 123s 2011-04-20 10:41
If it hits 50 bucks mark, I may even consider getting one for the lulz.
 
 
+4 #2 Warhead 2011-04-20 10:48
Quoting 123s:
If it hits 50 bucks mark, I may even consider getting one for the lulz.




2 :lol:
 
 
+4 #3 vkozyrev 2011-04-20 16:05
I will save my 50 bucks for the PSP2... I really liked the first PSP but I also was upset by the way they cut of the UMD disk format support. I believe Sonny long passed the time when they care about there customers - getting too greedy...
 
 
+6 #4 123s 2011-04-20 16:39
Cutting UMD was a logic move, it was a stupid idea from start. Moving stuff in a mobile device like that is a no go. The dumb move was that people who had old UMDs had to buy all games again.
 

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