Sincere Sony spills PSPgo regrets

Sony has candidly admitted that it got PSPgo wrong. No ifs, no buts.

Yoshida: "I could spend 30 minutes talking about what was wrong with it"

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darthv722697d ago

it is a really great system with really poor direction and marketing.

Had sony offered their trade in program for existing games it could have done better. I have one and have about 5 games on it that I also have on my original PSP-1001. I did like that part when it came to digital games.

We can chalk this one up to the same situation that hit the GBA micro. A great convenience that was overshadowed by the bigger (better) and more widely supported older version.

UnbiasedGamer2697d ago

Looks great, but big fail with Sony's strategy with download only games. But I guess only win is its easy to hack and play games anyways.

gamingdroid2697d ago

It wasn't the download only that was the problem, it was the overall value offering. It had fewer game support than PSP, did for the most part less, wasn't as good of an experience and overall had poor support from Sony, yet device and games cost more (often times UMD games will be on sale by retailers or even used games).

Overall the strategy and value was wrong. At least they admitted to the mistakes and now rectifying it on NGP which should increase it's chances immensely of success.

First step to success is to admit ones mistakes.

Ju2697d ago

I like mine. But I agree, there were mistakes. I thought they will sooner or later drop the price below the 3000 model. Did never happen.

On the other hand, it was a great research device for Sony. Without it, they would probably make those mistakes with the Vita. Glad they learned something. Now, if they allow me to carry over my Go library to the Vita, I am all good again.

darthv722697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

I especially liked how it could be connected to a tv (like the 2000/3000) and you could use a sixaxis controller with it (unlike the 2000/3000).

I gives a perspective of what could be for the future of portable/console gaming. Create a system that doubles as both. Only a few other portables came close.

Sega had the nomad that did plug into the tv and allowed for a second player to connect to for use as a console. No CD or 32x support (booo). Then you had the TurboExpress. Not exactly the same thing but the benefit was you played the exact same game cards in the portable as you did the console.

It would not surprise me if one of these companies is eyeing that angle for a future project. Sony could very well offer some of those benefits the Go had with the NGP and I really expect them to. They have the experience.

GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME2697d ago

i love my psp go, trading in my other psp was definitely worth it.

LeShin2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

Why wouldn't be serious?

I've also got a pspgo as well as the psp 2000 and I love it! It's just so convenient to put it in my shirt pocket on the way to work! It's so small and light, I'd rather have that with me than lugging around my other hefty PSP. I have to admit that I'm a little worried about carrying the Vita around with me...

Only thing that pissed me off was that Kingdom Hearts birth by sleep, Space Invaders Xtreme and FFVII Crisis Core wasn't on it.

Knushwood Butt2697d ago

Well, I sold my PSP 3000 not long after getting my Go.

I'm deadly serious.

Still use My Go practically every day. Love it.

kramun2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

The people who bought one got screwed.


But they tell themselves otherwise.

GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME2697d ago

no way, i got mine, and traded in my other psp, and all of my games for it.
And even with all of those games gone it was still worth it.

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Ju2697d ago

kramun, who are you telling the people who actually bought one what to think. Get a life.

darthv722697d ago

i have both so i guess that makes me exempt from your perspective.

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WooHooAlex2697d ago

The only thing that stopped me from buying one was the price. I LOVE the design and feel of it.

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