PSP Go Gets Price Cut, But Will It Boost Up Sales?

October 26th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
197236-pspgo_originalOct 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sony has recently announced a price reduction for their not so successful handheld gaming console PSP Go. Now one can buy the device for just $200, down from the former price, $250. However, the price may not be very helpful in changing the fortune of the device as there are other devices available at better rates in the market. The Nintendo DSi which sells for approximately $150 and even the iPad Touch which sells for $229 appears to be a better deal. Sony on its own has said nothing about how the device is selling but the industry analysts have said that it is a flop.

The PSP2 is on the anvil and at this time the price cut on PSP Go may not make much sense. The price cut is applicable in Europe and Japan and in those places the price has been set at $159 which indeed looks like a good deal. The new reduction in price may be good for those who are planning to buy their first console but for those users who already have a PSP at home, it may not be that lucrative. The PSP Go is quite different from the other available gaming consoles in the market and it does not have a disc drive at all. The users have to download the games they want to play. However, the option to purchase the universal media discs may opt for the PSP 3000.

While the Sony website does not mention the price cut on PSP Go the major retailers that sell the device are offering it for $50 less. Another retailer is offering it for $208.

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