Is portable gaming your thing? If so, there’s good news. Sony Corp. significantly cut the Japan price of the PSP Go just in time for the holiday season and prices in the US will be following suit. In the gaming industry, it’s common for manufacturers to slash prices this time of year because they pull in over half their sales in these winter months.
The Playstation Portable Go, PSP Go for short, was released October 1, 2009, and faces major competition from Nintendo Co. who puts out the DS machines not to mention home consoles such as the Wii and Playstation 3. And what about those people that would rather play games on their iPhone? It is no surprise that the PSP Go hasn’t been selling that well both in Japan and the US.
Sony hopes to change that with a new price. The PSP Go will be priced at $199 in the US (down from around $330) and 16,800 yen in Japan. Sony Japan’s official blog confirms the price cut.
Gamers cite one major problem with the PSP Go–you can’t play older versions of your PSP games. The Universal Media Discs that were used in previous models don’t work with the PSP Go. Hmm, maybe Sony should have put a little more thought into that one?
Anyway, will you be picking up a PSP Go for someone on your list this holiday season?