Sony's PSP Go launched a little over 12 months ago in Australia and was the company's first foray into disc-less console territory. Despite mixed results and relatively poor sales of the fourth-iteration PSP hardware, Sony has continued to support its experimental console and today announced that it would be dropping the price of the PSP Go in Australia.
Following on from a price drop in the US earlier this week, Sony Computer Entertainment Australia confirmed that from November 1 the PSP Go would be available at the new price point of A$249.95 ($244). This is a A$200 reduction on the PSP Go's original price of A$449.95 ($439) and is the first time since its launch in October 2009 that Sony has seen fit to reduce its selling point.
Topping it off, PlayStation's Aussie arm will also be giving new PSP Go owners 10 free games when they connect to the PlayStation Network before January 31, 2011. Interestingly, this offer will also be made available to existing PSP Go owners who registered their accounts after April 1, 2010. The games are a mix of first- and third-party games, including some of the PSP's highest-rated titles like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and Little Big Planet. Check out the list below to see the full list of games that will be available to new PSP Go owners:
Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
Little Big Planet
MotorStorm Arctic Edge
Need for Speed: Shift
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa