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What Needs to Happen to the PSP Go in 2010

resumeplay writes: "It's great that Sony is taking the plunge by making the Go completely downloadable only, but sales have not yet proven this system has the life to carry on."

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Dukeoffl2354d ago

what really needs to happen is for sony to give up on the PSP go. it's over.

RememberThe3572354d ago

The PSP Go is a great piece of hardware. What I see needing to happen is exactly what GameInformer said in their most recent issue that there needs to be a much more consistent effort to put quality software on the platform. The PSP has been one of the most inconsistent platform I've seen, and it's kind of sad considering all that they could do with it.

Megaton2354d ago

It's ludicrously overpriced at $250. Needed to be $200 at launch, max (even that's a bit much). Costs $50 more than a Wii and 360 Arcade.

FragGen2353d ago (Edited 2353d ago )

You know, the PSP has a hellacious software library. I mean mind-blowingly good. I'm sick of people b*tching as if it needs like a new AAA title every week to be successful. It's been out for like five years now in that time an awesome array of releases has been put up. People just don't know about it.

Really, people act like it has nothing just because they go to Walmart and it does not have tons of budget priced shovelware on the shelves like the DS. A lot of the stuff it has is completely unheard of on a handheld and is desktop console quality:

GTA Series, three excellent titles
Resistance
Syphon Filter, two AMAZING titles
God of Frickin War
Little Big Planet
All the EA sports stuff
Metal Gear Series.
X-Men Legends
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 (2 was weak)
Metal Slug Anthology
Castlevania
Loco Roco Series, 3 titles
Patapon Series, 2 titles
The SOCOM series, two fantastic shooters with a third releasing this month.
Alot of PSONE Classics are Amazing on the PSP: MGS, RE2, Blood Omen

And that's just the top of my head list. I mean you can go BROKE trying to buy only the excellent quality stuff on the PSP.

The problem with the PSP is availability of software (meaning getting stocked on the store shelf), awareness of software, accessibility/interface of other features (video, music, www) and MOST IMPORTANTLY **PRICE** of software. New titles are $40. It is just too damn much money for a portable game, even with the excellent production values some of them have. People tend to buy just a few titles and stop there.

Sony needs to make the PSN store give a BIG discount on downloaded titles (they're saving a ton on production costs) and they need to make new adopters aware of the deep quality of its software base. The PSP and PSN could be epic if they marketed it correctly.

PRICING is the number one thing that has boned the PSP: the original release, the Go, the software, the PSN titles. The PSone stuff is the only reasonably priced thing and I bet a lot of 1000/2000/3000 customers don't even know about that.

stoppre2354d ago

i really couldn't be less interested in the psp go. ill keep my original.

smashly2354d ago

I still can't wait to get mine, there are plenty games to justify its purchase.

brandynevils2354d ago

Would rather buy a 3000 than a Go still.

Blaze9292354d ago

it needs to get hacked that's what. Till then I'm fine with my PSP-1000

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