Cnet: "In the wake of the PS3 Slim price-cut landslide of news, one small wound still lingers, and has now gotten worse: the PSP Go is still $249."
I think not. Handheld gaming is awesome as long as there are a good selection of titles. The psp never had one of those large software libraries but nonetheless, has some decent games. There some especially good ones on the horizon like MGS: Peace Walker, GT, and LBP
I think it's far too expensive. To buy a PSP Go now you'd be paying near enough the price of a PS3. That's nonsense And the UMD's for a PSP are almost the price of any other console game. Last I checked the DS price wasnt too high but surely you should be able to buy one for near enough 100euro now. and 45 - 50 euro is too much for a DS game too.
I agree in regards to the PSP. Not the Go but just the PSP in general and one of the reasons why I think Custom Firmware on it took off so much. In the beginning we were nearly getting nothing but PS2 ports for PSP games...priced at $40 and freakin $50!...for a handheld game stripped of features from it's console version? That's absolutely crazy. Now PSP games are on average $40 now correct? Still a little too much for some games imo. I remember the good days of Gameboy Color and Advance games being $20-$30, not bad at all for a handheld game. As for the PSP Go's pricing, I think it is pretty crazy to look at that and the PS3 to now notice there is only a $50 difference from a portable device and a gaming console from the same company and under the same gaming division. I want a PSP Go, still got my old PSP-1000 and I think it's time to upgrade but at $249.99, don't think so. Then on top of that I can't even use my Memory Stick Pro Duo that I have for the new PSP Go, would have to buy a new M2 Micro for it in case I want more space.
no one says you have to have a GO! In fact, you can get the 3000 and make out like a bandit due to its price and features. PSP has an awesome library as well. So what if Sony overpriced the Go!, I won't be getting one and I hope that a lot of people splurge the extra 50 bucks and pick up a PS3.
I don't think a PSP should cost more than an Xbox 360. DS has the right price. $150 or less, no more than that. PSP should stay under $200 and include a game.
Lifendz is bang on. I'm not looking at a new Go at all when my 3000 has a bigger screen and can play downloads and allows me to pick up classics or bargains in game or movie terms on UMD. What is the reason to buy a GO which won't accept my mem sticks or play most of my games? Also there'll be some decent buys available for the 3000 which is what I'd recommend to ANYONE. All you gain is the new design being smaller and BT-and for the increase and what you lose is that anywhere near worth it? When you could get a PS3 slim for an extra few poinds? IDK what Sony are up to with this pricing.
if you're constantly on the go or travel a lot. I'm not usually traveling or anything like that, so I do more home console gaming and spend my money on that. When I do travel, however, I have an iPod Touch which is perfect for me (holds a good amount of music and the apps are great). Would I like to get a PSP? Of course! It's really starting to pick up momentum and games like MGSPW, GT, and AC Bloodlines look awesome. But to spend that much money on the console itself and the games, memory, accessories, ect., it's just not worth it when there is such an enormous amount of great titles coming out within the next year for home consoles.
Monster Hunter alone made my PSP purchased worth every hour i spent on it. That's about 900+ hrs on Monster Hunter games. Then there's MGS and Syphon Filter and CFW for PSX games. Yeah, i bought all my PSP games but ripped the ISOs myself.
considering u can buy a new psp3000 for 160 no its not to expensive, pspGO is for people wanting to spend the extra money to get a built in memory card, kinda how the xbox has different models with different amounts of memory.
I would also be getting it for its size. The PSP has always been way too big for me.
a simple no is all I have to say
Go it over priced in the uk you can basically get a ps3 slim for the same amount of money.
I believe they're overpriced yes. I've been wanting a DS since they came out but the second they drop in price a new sku comes out at a higher price. The thing is 5 years old and it's still 169.99$.
I know this. My company makes nothing but shovelware for Wii and DS. And people buy it.
...and yet the DS' highest rated games are rated higher than the PSPs and there's more higher rated games for the DS too.:O The DS also has the best line-up of JRPGs out this gens systems(the PS2 still gets a lot of goodens). The PSP is a close second though.
Why do you hate sony so much?
...I don't. I was just pointing out that despite the shovelware that the DS has a very good lineup and many great games.
There's an illogical phenomenon happening: PS3 299$ PSPgo! 249$ A 50$ difference between a super computer playing blu-ray packed with multi-media codecs in HD, and a 5 years old tech portable machinewith absolutely no real change, without DIVX (promised for years!!!) without an optical drive repaced by a 16 Go flash mem.... well. I think there's a big problem... I'm still planning on buying one though, I'm a console freak with every version, but I think 250$ for very old tech, SONY 's screwing everyone big time! 150$-170$ would have been honest.
I am pretty sure $249 will not be the official price when it releases, but we shall see.
As much as I would like to say it's unreasonable for Sony to charge $249 for the PSPgo.... I must say.... Cnet's been pumping out a lot of pessimistic Sony articles lately haven't they... If they can't get hits for the Slim, get hits for the Go?
I don't really think so but £200 is what I consider the upper limit for the actual system and £30 is the upper limit for the games. Handhelds rule though.
DS has always been at a good price, while PSP was always too expensive. But its all about what your needs are. I ended up getting a PSP this year and because it was given to me. While I went out and got a DS, because the library of games were a must. (JRPGs and platformers)
PSP Go is WAAAYYY overpriced. I've still got a PSP-1000. I only had two games on it when I first bought it in 2005. I only got it cos I was doing a big holiday at the time and wanted something to do on the plane. Now with the resurgent interest in the PSP with the Go I've started using it again and realised what a good little handheld it is, and you can acutally have a great gaming experience on a small screen (I bought GoW, and both Syphon filter games about a month ago). So with all the renewed interest in the PSP and the slew of game announcements, I got interested in upgrading to the Go. Then I saw the price. WTF? No way would I pay that much for a handheld, which is only upgraded with simple design changes (smaller lighter, big woop). The battery life isn't better; The screen is smaller; same basic hardware. Go! would be a runaway success if it was $150 and no more. I bet they cost nowhere near that to manufacture anyway, its all old tech repackaged.
You pay for size... This is the reason why cell phones, PDAs, portable MP3 players, laptops, etc are expensive. Is a laptop too expensive when you could just buy a desktop with more power? I don't think so... If you're going to complain about the Go's price, complain about the iPod's price because if the Go isn't worth it than an iTouch definitely isn't worth it. If you bought a PSP 3000 and a 16 gig stick you'd be spending $230-$270 depending on where you shop so you aren't saving much by going the alternate route. In Europe it's a better deal to get a Go than a 3k because not only are you getting built in memory, you're getting a free game with it(Gran Turismo).
I swear middle class gamers complain about everything, people need to make money somehow, everything can't be free. Even then people would still complain, if it's too much, move on you don't have to game to live life. The funny thing is, the most expensive console in my eyes is the XBOX 360, but no one never said it was expensive.
psp go YES nintendo DS and dsi no...
but PSP Go seems bit much when considering that PS3 costs just $50 more. But hey you always have a choice.
I think they are its the reason i dont have a PSP
Hey cnet , If the go is too much for you then buy the other psp slim bundle for $199. If that's too much for you & u don't want the bundle game & movie then buy yourself The psp by itself for $129. We know you aren't serious gamers cnet so why would you buy a pspgo? Cnet tell your bosses that they are screwed on the psp hate too because consumers have several choices. Psp go is priced to style & conveniance. 2 things microsoft is jealous of.
Ive heard people saying that the low price difference between the PSPGO and the PS3 means that now people might be tempted to consider a PS3 when looking at the PSP, but it also means they might look at a 360! Its bullsh*t, youd think SONY learnt a lesson after the PS3 pricing. But no, now they release a handheld thats competing with: 1) Versions of itself 2) Its Console Bretherin 3) Its console rival 4) Its handlend rival, and other versions 5) Oh and a little known device known as the iPhone So, pretty much everything... I love sony more than anyone but there's times where you gotta step back and say WHAT THE F*CK!????
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