Advanced sales for Sony Corp.'s PSP Go increased more than 500 percent after availability at retail.
Wow! Err..i'll wait until it's closer to launch before i make any pre-orders tho. Really excited for MGS: Peace walker.It's going to be great!
When will Sony learn
Maybe it's not too expensive if sales are rocketing.
When people stop preordering... When I get the dough, I will pick this up. So sleek.
I'm glad for Sony. PSP Go is a beautiful piece of tech. I want one, but I dont need one. I got my PSP-2000 and that is enough for me. Now some titles I want (from the top of my head) Peace Walker, Soul Calibur, Persona, Disiidia:FF, LBP:PSP. Wow, a lot of money if I include PS3 games. WTH? I cant afford all of them.
made me finally want a PSP not really into handhelds but to me with its digital distribution that pushed it over the edge for me. Poratable: Gran turismo LBP FFVII Suikooden MGS:PW and so much more. yep early christmas for me,
PSP is over 50 million sold, 15 million in 2008. Sony sold 35 million playstation brand hardware in 2008. PSP Go! is launching with Gran Turismo. GRAN TURISMO..lol. Expect over 1 million Go!'s selling worldwide in week 1. Japan will buy them in ship loads. It's only $80 more than DSi with way better features like 16 GB's, bluetooth, better line-up, etc. This will be mine. :)
I'm confused... isn't this article basically saying preorders are up 500% over when it wasn't available to preorder? That's not terribly informative or impressive. EDIT: Would you disagreers explain what this article means then? It sounds like it's saying "Now that PSP-Go is available for preorder, people are preordering it 500% more than when it wasn't available for preorder!" That is a completely meaningless statistic...
That's impressive! :p
Well if people factor in the 16gb flash memory, blue tooth support, better screen (supposedly), it's about the same price as the PSP-3000. 16gb memory stick pro duo goes for about $73 on amazon. PSP-3000 is $169. $169 + $73 = $242. $8 difference than a PSP Go. So I think people are just having a knee-jerk reaction to the PSP Go's pricing. But if you sit down and break down the price logically, it's not much more than the PSP's out now. Now, I think I'm going to get a PSP Go.
you know people dont look at things logicaly or people wouldve been seen the value in the ps3. Consumers act like they need to be told what to buy
How can you multiply by zero and get a number? Physics being broken is the bigger story here. I'm getting one, %100 "The final product will be 43 percent lighter than the PSP-3000." Nope, it should say 1000 not 3000. i was very focused on that when they were describing it as being lighter.
I'm really looking forward to getting a PSPGo! Peace Walker will be amazing! It's just so wonderful that Sony can make such amazing games portable!
Excellent news.The PSP GO will be another success for Sony this year as the PS3 continues to send steamrollers over the 360 again and again
Geezus...well sony did explain the price, its for techy people willing to pay..once the 1st sales are done, they'll put down the price easily =) Actually, I predict when this is out, ps3 gets price cut, and then this gets price cut when new ps3 slim comes, it'd be constantly readdressing and incentivating new buyers. Still, not worth it imo too $$ =(
If I work enough to buy all the s#it I want I won't have the time to play. Unless, of course, I just get slack. (Grown-up side note: I used to think working for yourself meant working for YOURSELF; it actually means working for everyone ELSE. )
Advanced sales for Sony Corp.'s PSP Go increased more than 500 percent after availability at retailer Amazon.com. If the PSP GO was unavailable at retailer Amazon.com then became available are they saying that preorder went up once it was available to preorder? What was the number of preorders on amazon before the psp go was available to preorder, 0? I might be misinformed or crazy but that makes no sense, of course people will preorder something once its available to preorder. If the original number of preorders was 0 because it was unavailable, then it goes up to 500 preorders once it is available how is that indicative of anything else but the response of the early adopters who show whenever something new is made available for purchase. Or are they comparing it to something else. There is no information to back up the 500% claim. I am happy to be enlightened on this topic. Where is the source of this percentage increase, what numbers are they using? I'm not trying to put sony or the psp go down, I just find it odd that the website throws out this number with nothing to qualify it. That is just lazy journalism if you can call it that.
but maybe pre-orders became available after the leak, and then after E3 it rose 500%? Not really sure.
Ah, I hadn't read far enough down, as this is exactly what I'm wondering about in my reply in 1. Agree with you completely.
Honestly the whole "Goes up 50000000%" stuff doesn't really translate into real sales numbers. I don't know how many articles I've seen about other games or hardware that "went up X%" just for it to be a regular NPD month. All I know is that Sony should break down the pricing of the PSP Go in advertisements to justify the price difference between the Go and the 3000. Mainly the 16gb memory.
Looks great but i'd like to see one first hand and get a feel of it before i lay down that amount of money. Especially as i already have my original psp. The Sony E3 presentation where they showed GT PSP and Peacewalker pretty much had me sold already though!! What do you reckon the chances of ever getting homebrew on a PSP GO will be as that's pretty much the only reason i use my PSP these days!?
I think it's going to be a bit harder, but one thing is always certain. Just as long as there are bored, cheap hackers out there, there will always be homebrew. I already have a PSP-2000, but I'm going to get the PSP Go for certain games only and pay for them, like MGS: PW, Gran Turismo, and probably LBP.
That was the first thought in my head too Rowsdower.How do presales increase 500% with somthing that was just officially anounced this week? And what are the preorder numbers exactly?
The PS3 was worth its price at launch imo. But this pspGo, considering Im still fine with my PSP1000... Im not sure...
notice no one is even questioning the premise of the article, you could make any unqualified statement and people will respond with whats on there minds totally ignoring that the article is attempting to make news out of nothing. If the PSP Go became available for preorder and no one preordered then that is news. This is, I still am not sure what this article is, is it news or am I on the wrong website.
I work at a Nissan dealer. Did you know our Nissan Cube sales have rose by hundreds of percent versus last year? Nevermind that you couldnt buy one here untill last month......
the sales of the Cube couldn't have risen by any percent since last year, as any number times 0 equals 0. But, the article is unclear. 500% increase over what? had to be at least 1 preorder, mathematically, to arrive at any increase.
What were the previous numbers it was being pre ordered at? If pre-orders were around 100 then a 500% increase would only mean an extra 400 pre orders. That wouldn't be very impressive. The Title of the article is very misleading......
Mooks, the math detective
There're more PSP sold than the xbox 360, what's your point?
How can preorders slide up 500% after availability? surely before they were available to preorder, the number of preorders were 0, therefore 500% of zero is zero? admittedly i've not read the article, but the title just seemed to make no sense.
Trying to figure that out myself. The article makes no more sense than the title. Is the contributor the author of the article? Maybe he can clarify.
500% from what though?
I wonder what percentage of these preorders are people that already have a PSP. It doesn't seem worth it if you already have one, but PSP fans are jumping all over it.
I placed my Pre-Order yesterday, I thought it was a good deal since I dont have a PSP myself.
It's the same if you were to buy a PSP-3000 and buy a 16gb memory stick. 16gb memory stick pro duo goes for about $73 on amazon. PSP-3000 is $169. $169 + $73 = $242. $8 difference than a PSP Go.
Mooks is one of the few M$ cheerleaders left on this planet. Most M$ cheerleaders & butt buddies have already converted to the dark side.
Preordered. Add me to the club! :P
PSP:Go went on sale for i think Tuesday or Wensday, by the end of Thursday sales had increased 556%
i don't know about you guys but it is not really that hard to increase 500% off of 0 pre-orders.
Maybe they have a system to calculate from 0 to 500% in 6 seconds? Who knows. This is day 1 for me, as I have a 1, 2 and 3000 already. Peace Walker is a must own for any MGS fan with hopes of a "true sequel" to play.
launch sales on the first day??
I love the PSP-1000, but PSP GO is even better.
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