PS3Hype writes: "We've been contacted by an anonymouse reseller of the new PSP. According to his arguments they won't sell the PSP Go till there are PSN Network cards in Europe..."
Sounds pretty lame to me. Why wouldn't stores carry it? Best Buy sells TiVos right next to their DVD section. You don't see them b*tching about it.
It is not lame at all. Stores don't want to sell a product that means that customers will not be buying games from them any more. This is one reason why Sony isn't fully abandoning the UMD. Retail stores like gamestop (could) possibly refuse to sell the console. PSN cards are an easy solution to the problem but Sony doesn't distribute enough of them. To be honest, people could still just use their credit cards instead but if that is all it takes to make retailers happy then shut up and do it. My PS3 for some reason won't take my credit card and I have to use PSN cards, it is pretty annoying that they are so hard to find.
^^^^ Arguably, stores should stop selling the PSP, then, since tons of people buy one just to hack it and download games.
Stores make more money on games and accessories than they do the systems.
I think they'll do something similar to what they did with Patapon 2, though, with all the PSP Go games. Release a retail box to stores that the customer can purchase and put on their shelf, and instead of a UMD in the box, it's a voucher code to download the game.
@1.2 A ton of people is not the same as everyone. Even if stores only get 20% of PSP-3000 buyers to buy games its way higher then the 0% that will be coming back with the PSP Go. See the difference?
I think BB and such places get a pretty good profit margin on Tivo product since it is subscription based. Once you get the Tivo you are locked into two years of service (or something like that). Video game systems tend to fetch 5% or less profit margin and with zero opportunity to sell games if it is DLC only. Worse since the customer won't ever return to buy more games even if it was available. Sony is pushing a business model that is bypassing retailers with the retailers help. Nothing wrong with this, but obviously they are going to be upset! In fact, I'm surprised we haven't heard more about this....
GWAVE I agree with you this is stupid there are still plenty of people who have the original models and won't be upgrading so they'll still be buying UMD's. So everything will still sell, and it's not like tons of PSP games were million sellers anyway so what revenue are they really missing out on. If Best Buy and Wal Mart sell it then Sony is pretty much OK, because every1 else will fall right in line. What's up with all of this PSP Go!, and PS3 we won't support articles lately. I think there's a conspiracy going on in the gaming world.
"My PS3 for some reason won't take my credit card and I have to use PSN cards" Dude, let me help you out. I contacted Sony customer support for this. When you put your address for your VISA information make sure to NOT put your unit number. I would put... #605-9..... They told me to just skip the unit number and go straight to the street name/number and it worked!!!
thats a good way to motivate sony
owned btw www.sony.com/pspgo/purchase
"Oops, that page isn't in the World of Sony". Did you just own yourself by any chance?
With Sony's pushing digital downloads, it's still surprising to me that Europe has yet to receive PSN cards as internet usage is huge.
I think its a safe bet that PSN cards will be out by then
PSN cards are already out, at least in the US
PS3Hype writes: "We've been contacted by an anonymous ChatBot..." ;-D Oh dear...so much hate for the PlayStation brand on the internet for no reason at all??? Hmm... :-/ F**K'EM ALL!!!
Get ready to loose lots of money.
Is it -really- that difficult to get a debit card anyway? You can get one at the age of 10
don't they have those cards at the store that you can just load up with cash? its the same damn thing. as a matter of fact. . . http://usa.visa.com/persona...
Lets put it together.. the kinda unknown PS3hype website claims to have been CONTACTED by an ANONYMOUS reseller .. Sorry, but that sounds as fake as it can get.
There is no reason or retailers to think they're going to get screwed over and no reason for people without credit cards (or just simply those who wish not to use them) to think they can't purchase games without PSN cards. For those of you who don't know about patapon 2 in the US they released it online and in store. In store you bought the case and it came with a manual and a single separate piece of paper that had a voucher for the game. I fail to see why they wouldn't or couldn't do this once the PSP go is released. This still allows 'digital' sales to be purchased through retailers and hence they get a cut. My only problem with this is that if we're cutting out the middle man why are the digital downloads still going to cost the same...buts that's another story.
Well in case you guys haven't notced PSP games don't sell as well as games on every other platform anyway and this is just going to make it harder for retailers to get decent sales even with UMD being kept around.
sell beter on the PSP than on the Wii (excluding the extremely good selling 1st party games ofcourse) so they are just b!tching.
Considering the PSP hasn't got a game that has sold over 4 million no they're not. Considering the PSP has sold 50 million it's software sales are pathetic.
Only sold between 3-4 Million on the PSP. The other three or four million sales came from the PS2, it may have even sold more on the PS2 than on the PSP. And that's the highest selling PSP title!
How about: ''No PSP [email protected] in our shops until some insane asylum decides to release their patients out into the wild so theres someone out there, dumb enough to actually buy this abomination of a device''?? Why sony? Why did you decide to [email protected] up PSP too??
i need them, where i live my credit card doesnt work on the psn, so i need this things
considering that means to dig...
People will simply buy from another retailer. Not only will the retailers that refuse to sell it lose out on software, they will lose on hardware too. Where is the logic in that? -Death
SO STFU. I'm getting this, you're just pissed because Microsoft doesn't have the sense to make their OWN handheld, instead they steal franchises and offer innovation to the extent of viva pinata. Spare us your dramatic bullcrap.
This just in-- stores to stop selling computers because of Steam! I'm sure the game stores would rather lose the sales to Walmart than sell something that will earn them less over the long run.
Saying they want PSN Network cards is as annoying as someone saying they need to stop at the ATM machine. I'll let some of you think about that for a minute... let it sink in.
Good job retailers, don't sell the PSP Go, let people order them online through amazon or something.
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