Sony Planning a PSPgo Relaunch? -

Gamervision says, "It's safe to say that the PSPgo hasn't had the reception that was expected of it. Sales haven't been crazy, and most seem to have completely ignored the system's launch entirely. With this kind of negativity surrounding the PSPgo, it's no wonder that Sony wants to do something about it. According to someone close to Sony, they are. Sources have confirmed with Gamervision that a PSPgo "relaunch" is imminent, complete with a marketing blitz in hopes to rekindle some sort of excitement over the handheld. What else will the relaunch entail? There are a number of possibilities, and there's little doubt a price drop might be among them."

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LordMarius3036d ago

just reduce the price, thats all

Maddens Raiders3036d ago (Edited 3036d ago )

they need to re-market, re-price, and re-focus attention on this fine little gadget and maybe they'll see an uptick in sales of the Go. The only reason I didn't buy one, but went with a 3000 instead was because of the price and the number of umd's I had on my old 1000.

Noctis Aftermath3036d ago

1) Reduce the PSPGo price by at least $50.
2) Require every new release UMD game to release on the PSN the same day and cost $5-$10 cheaper seeing how you can't trade it in, no hard copy etc.

And there's your PSPGo sales increase.

sikbeta3036d ago

PSPGo Relaunch = Lower the Price + the Price of the PSN Games = UMD counterparts and THAT'S IT

Seriously the Damn Device is Really Expensive Knowing it doesn't have an UMD-drive, it has an smaller screen and I'm sure it cost Less than the PSP #000s

Chris3993036d ago

In Canada, at least. I picked up Valhalla Knights and Silent Hill: SM for $10 less than if I had gone retail.

But they do need to release more content. I buy more games than I'm able to finish and I still have about 1/2 the storage left on my device's memory.

One or two releases of new or legacy titles a week doesn't cut it. Especially when you see 7-8 released on the Japanese PSN in the same time-frame.

And yeah, I agree with many of the sentiments in this thread, the Go is a fantastic device, but it needs a price adjustment.

whoelse3036d ago

Price announcement at GDC maybe?

wicko3036d ago (Edited 3036d ago )

If they reduce the price by at minimum 50$ and allow you to download UMDs you own, I'd consider buying it. Going all digital was a mistake for an already established platform, this would have worked better if it were the PSP2.

Also, a second thumbstick would be nice.. I'd consider getting one for that feature alone.

Marceles3036d ago

#2 of Noctis's list is a big thing, that's what I was expecting when I bought my Go.

VicHyper3036d ago (Edited 3036d ago )

seriously. IMO, spending over $200 is a tremendous psychological barrier for a handheld, especially one thats a redesign of a 5 year old system. not saying nobody can afford this, but for that much money I could get a couple new tires for my truck, or some class textbooks. dropping the price by 50 would be a start, and until then the pspgo will sit en masse in stores.

ABizzel13036d ago

They NEED:

A price drop (no less than $50)

A Bundle along with the price drop ($20 PSN card or a Game voucher with instruction on how to use the voucher for inexperienced PSN users)

Allow PSP owners to transfer their UMD's over to the PSP go. It may already be too late for some of them, but there are those who want to upgrade still.

What would help gain ground on the DS (since they can't win)

They need cheaper PSN prices for PSP games and PS Classics. PSP games should only be $20 on PSN (decreasing by increments of $5 for older games), and classics should be $5 or $10 nothing else. This would give the software sales for PSP games a huge boost, as well as PSN sales data, and this alone will garner more hardware sales for all models.

There's a bunch of other stuff, but I'm too lazy to write it.

Shang-Long3036d ago

Doesn't the psp 2 comeout at the end of the year? Or is that a rumor still

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ActionBastard3036d ago (Edited 3036d ago )

I think people were expecting more than Sony was from the Go's sales. It's an anti-piracy device, simple as that. Games on PSN should also be cheaper than their UMD counterpart. Until that and a price drop happen, you should expect to see the sales you do.

rambi803036d ago (Edited 3036d ago )

Pretty much sums it up.

However i think a revision of PSN pricing is the priority.

edit - It would be interesting to find out how the ipod $10 GTA did

proximately3036d ago (Edited 3036d ago ) is cheaper. I for one have bought a bunch of games for my PSP Go for a cheaper price than if I would have gone to a retail store. I may actually have saved up to 20 dollars or more when I get the newer games (39.99 dollars). O_o

silvacrest3036d ago

i see the go almost the same as the 360, it was probably cheap to make and sony could drop the price drastically any time they want, hopefully this will actually happen

shane0253036d ago (Edited 3036d ago )

You mean the PSPGO handles multiplats better than the PS3, or that it has better online service than the PS3? Please explain.

silvacrest3036d ago

better multiplats aren't universal in there number or even very noticeable and you pay for live so it should be better, not by much though, imagine if live was worse or even the same then its free counterpart?

Quadrix3036d ago

It better be a new model or a price drop, or else Sony won't see sales increase much, if at all.

user8586213036d ago

Its totally possible!, they did that with the apple tv

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