News: PSPgo Prices Slashed Worldwide

Sony has announced that they are reducing the price of the PSPgo worldwide. The prices will be as follows:

* $199 in the US, down from $249
* 16,800Â¥ ($207) in Japan, down from 26,800Â¥ ($331)
* £160 in the UK, down from £225

So let’s analyse for American audiences. For $50 less, you can get a system that only plays half the library, requires you to purchase downloadable content which doesn’t allow for trade-ins and are often more expensive for less features, and is widely considered a failure by the market… or you can get the PSP-3000 with God of War: Ghost of Sparta. If you don’t like God of War, you can get the core system for $170. Granted, it doesn’t come with a memory stick, but the trade-off of being able to do whatever you want with either downloadable or UMD based games is a better trade-off.

If Sony wants to make the PSPgo a viable option, they’re going to have to take a bit of a bath and release it for even less, to make it a cheaper alternative to the regular PSP. I would recommend that, considering the PSP2 is in development.

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