PSP Go now $200

Rumored $50 price drop for Sony's UMD-less portable becomes a reality, with retailers now listing handheld at lower price point.

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This week, Sony announced that it was cutting the price of the PSP Go, at a press event in Tokyo covered by Reuters. Now, US retailers are listing the UMD-free handheld's price as just $200, a $50 drop from its previous, and initial, cost.

The PSP Go: Now just $200.

The new price point makes the PSP Go just $30 more expensive than the PSP-3000, which does play UMD-based games. Launched in October 2009, the portable has also been discounted in Japan, where the price went from ¥26,800 ($328) to ¥16,800 ($206) as of Tuesday. The drop comes just two weeks after it was first rumored by a retailer leak from a US Armed Forces supply depot.

After being unveiled with great fanfare--and a colossal leak--at the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo, the PSP Go has not been the runaway hit Sony hoped it would be. Though US sales figures for the handheld have never been released by the NPD Group, Japanese retail-tracking firm Media Create breaks out sales of the handheld each week. In almost every instance, the portable finishes dead last on the hardware chart, selling just 1,590 units in the island nation during the week of October 11-17, compared to 37,127 PSP-3000s.

Discussion

59 comments
darkraiders
darkraiders

I bought the psp go on release date and how much i regretted to have bought 1 even today i regret it.

jumpy46
jumpy46

I like using the PS Store, but I would never buy a PSP go. For only $30 more than $200 you can buy a PSP 3000 with a 32 GB memory stick that has twice the memory, a bigger screen, more battery life, and can play UMD's.

nonfanboygamer1
nonfanboygamer1

I would've thought this would have been cheaper than a ps2 considering how well it did

Henninger
Henninger

Who cares not even this price drop is gonna save the PSP Go. That system wuz doomed from the start.

jimbo102671
jimbo102671

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Mist17
Mist17

still wouldn't buy it, waiting for the PSP2 or whatever it'll be called

twoism
twoism

If PSP2 ever sees light of day, it better not be exclusive to digitally transferred purchases, that right there is just a signature to death. I'd prefer cartridges similar to Nintendo's handhelds, they're small, light, and probably cheaper than those awful proprietary UMDs.

ebonyflame
ebonyflame

Man, even with the price cut I still don't care. Unless I can play my GBA games on it or Ace Attorney games, it does not matter.

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

I still wouldn't buy it, and Sony should make the Playstation Phone with a UMD drive or a drive for a new format which holds more space

InExcelsis
InExcelsis

Still wont buy it I prefer having the umd drive.

benboz
benboz

The next psp needs to have 2 analog sticks and a umd drive. PSP is not a PSP without the UMD drive.

rasheeq_07
rasheeq_07

buying a psp go is a big mistake. I mean it doesn't even have UMD support and the price for games is high. What's up with that.

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

reduce it to 100$ and i still wont buy it

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

Come out with a PSP Go 2 equipped with a UMD drive and I'm sold. Otherwise, Sony can stick the Go where the sun don't shine.

Gooper_Blooper
Gooper_Blooper

What on earth? They were selling this thing that was so unpopular nobody even bothered to make fun of it (unlike the noble N-Gage) for 250 dollars? I thought by now you could get one for ten bucks in grocery store checkout lanes. Or that they had stopped being offered entirely - I've never seen one for sale.

lfebaggins
lfebaggins

Its still not worth it. I'm a big supporter of Sony and their gadgets but they really failed with the PSP Go. Who cares if the Memory Stick Micro comes with a DUO Adaptor, most retailers still don't even carry that crap. Don't even get me started on their ad campaign. If Kevin Butler was mute he'd still be a million times funnier than freakin Marcus. They should just slash the price to like $50 and pray their inventory gets cleaned out by the time 3DS comes out because no one is going to buy a PSP Go after that. I'll stick with my PSP2000, it still gets the job done, and it gets it done better than the Go.

blue_francis14
blue_francis14

They should give it away for free with the upcoming God of War.

ahpuck
ahpuck

yup, still too much for what it offers or what it lacks.

BloodMist
BloodMist

No that's, still not reasonable.Maybe add in a voucher for 5 free games OF YOUR CHOICE to be able to download, and it might be close to reasonable.

Sorkvir
Sorkvir

Take another $150 off and it might be worth it

AngryFingers
AngryFingers

I don't even know anyone in person who has a PSP Go. The regular PSP is cheaper and plays the same games.

The-Techspert
The-Techspert

sweet, now lemme just fire up a disc from my existing UMD library....o wait.

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

The lack of a UMD drive doesn't bother me much. UMD is noisy and power hungry. However, you can still buy the PSP 3000 for less, and still be able to play games off PSN. There's little incentive to buy the Go, unless you really like the form factor. Maybe they're just trying to clear their stock before they get slaughtered by the 3DS.

mkaliaz
mkaliaz

Too little, too late Sony!

feryl06
feryl06

notice they aren't lowering the PSP 3000? even Sony knows it's their bread and butter when it comes to either the Go or the 3000.

rasterror
rasterror

Still too much. It should cost less than the 3000 since it does less.

Shadow4020
Shadow4020

The only thing keeping me from buying this, is that I can't transfer over my current games. I'm sure I'm not the only one, either.

lizzie1238
lizzie1238

Why can't they just let you buy games and have the games come with a code so you can put it on the PSP go? That way, you could buy games that aren't on the PS store, you could still play your games on a regular PSP, and you could take a whole bunch of games with you on the PSP go without having to carry around your UMDs.

lizzie1238
lizzie1238

You think I'm gonna buy a PSP that's download only, do ya Sony? As if!

ilikepandas
ilikepandas

Even at $200 you'd still be forced to watch as regular PSP owners go out and buy any new game at launch while you are stuck checking the PS Store in hopes that the game will someday become available for download. Later, if the game you want does appear on the PS Store, you can expect to pay full price while the UMD version has already dropped by $10 or $15. The price I can accept but unless the game you want says "published by Sony" there's no guarantee PSP Go owners will ever get to play it.

ResEv
ResEv

What exactly can you do with the psp go? I never understood the reason why someone would want to buy one.

Crumblet
Crumblet

Oh wow! The price dropped on the PSP Go? Now it's only...$200?...The same price as the Wii and versions of the 360...thats...not good.

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

PS store is just too unreliable for me and also most rpgs I would want to get just isn't available.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Well a price drop so soon for the PSP go. This can only mean that Sony has seen the results of the failed "experiement". PSP 2 and PS4 will not be Download only gaming devices.

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

It's still too expensive. I'm a bit sad that soon all games will be in digital format, no physical retail anymore. I'm sad because I'm a collector, and digital distribution destroys the purpose of collecting. :(

shroomboyy
shroomboyy

I got mine new on amazon 6 months ago for $180 and ever since my psp-3000 had been collecting dust. I have over 30 games on it and never have to carry around those stupid umds ever again. try carrying all that in your pocket. The only reason i still have my psp-3000 is just in case a game i have to play gets delayed being put on the ps store.

helldew
helldew

its download only the games are over priced as @#$% the system is overpriced. there is really "tons" of incentive to buy one. lets not forget that not even all the UMD library is playable

coaltango
coaltango

they also need a price cut on the games itself. which will drive more PSP Go sales

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

I'd take a PSPGo if they paid me $200. Seriously, download-only consoles are a stupid idea.

Poodger
Poodger

$150 too expensive... and it would still need to come with games at that price.

-Fromage-
-Fromage-

$200? How about another price cut.

GenericMagnetic
GenericMagnetic

I clearly am in the minority who wants one of these rather than a standard PSP. Seriously, UMD was such a failure. And i wouldn't have to carry around multiple discs if i wanted to switch out games.

atopp399
atopp399

Wow, $200. Imagine how much the PSP2 is going to cost...

beestung
beestung

Nice! Now it's only $50 more than it should have been at launch!

SneekyRatchet
SneekyRatchet

200$ is still too much for a handheld gaming device, i'd consider buying one if it dropped to at least 160$. its almost the same as a psp3000 anyway...