A moment of silence please: The PSPgo is now really completely dead

In the last weeks it was often reported that the PSPgo sold terrible in Japan. Terrible meant that the PSPgo sometimes sold less than ten times over all of Japan. But at least it still had a little live.

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zeal0us3085d ago

Finaaaaaaaly!!! what took so long jeez.

oohWii3085d ago

Wow, what a waste of money, Sony should have saved to money spent on the PSPGO and applied it to the new handheld. Or even the PS3 platform.

Ulf3085d ago (Edited 3085d ago )

I find these articles laughable.

The PSP Go is very much alive in North America -- they still seem to move them at my local Target (at $199.99, bundled with 3 free games). I own one, and I would choose it over a 3DS (or DSi, or PSP-3000, for that matter) any day of the week, and twice on Sundays.

I suppose if you had gobs of money for games, a big sack to carry carts in, and it didn't have performance issues with playing DS games, a 3DS might be the 2nd best gaming handheld on the market, but the Go is the best hardware, without question. The Go has tons of great games under $15, and they take up *zero* extra space. You can save any game, anywhere too, even if the game's own save feature doesn't support it... unbelievably awesome.

It's "flopping" is a testament to how stupid the general public is, more than anything else. Sony should have priced it at $199.99 from the beginning -- it would have made up the losses via downloaded software sales in no time. If they had put a touchscreen on it, and revamped the OS a little to use it (the games didn't need it, but the browser and media did), it would have sold like hotcakes.

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Knushwood Butt3085d ago

Was using my Go today, just like most days...

Veneno3084d ago (Edited 3084d ago )

You're right Ulf. Very well said.

PSP Go is the best portable hardware out there, but Sony screwed up on everything else. I bought mine from Best Buy during the holiday for$150 and I've easily spent over $100 on games. I,m now looking into expanding the memory. I guess what happened is Sony thought they could pull a Capcom and keep remixing the hardware, but they messed up the most important part: the price.

Another thing: Its really retarded that ppl and gaming media keep saying there is no support of PSP in general. Each week on PSN theres a fresh new batch of PSP titles, Minis, psONE classics, and Japanese imports. Thats FOUR DIFFERENT ways that PSP gets support.

Gamers these days are really fricking stupidly retarded.

DJMarty3085d ago

PSP Go is far from dead. Something dead has no support at all. Since both hardware and software is been made/ and still sells, it's not dead.

DiRtY3085d ago

The PSP Go was dead on arrival. It was a worse downgrade of an already bad selling product. you really have to ask yourself "What were they thinking"

MaxXAttaxX3085d ago

70 million is hardly "bad selling."

oohWii3085d ago

So NathanExplosion, are you saying sony has sold 70M PSPGO's?

MaxXAttaxX3085d ago (Edited 3085d ago )

That's 70 mil PSPs in total. Not just PSP Go.

If you READ his comment, he says that the PSP Go was a "downgrade of an already bad selling product"(the PSP).

jneul3085d ago (Edited 3085d ago )

someone's trolling habits never changed i see...
ps i own a go, and its awesome:-D

Eiffel3085d ago (Edited 3085d ago )

PSP Go didn't sell 70 million, it sold terribly. It's been discontinued everywhere except for the US. It wasn't exactly an upgrade, while people could download games simply with no extra hardware the PSP 3000 was a much cheaper alternative and with the price of pre-owned and price reduced PSP titles on amazon and retail, it wasn't a smart buyers choice, especially if you owned a previous PSP model and couldn't play your physical existing UMDs. It just wasn't a smart business move, but Sony has learned from that and the Vita will support physical titles, as well as backwards compatibility for UMDs.

Knushwood Butt3085d ago

Actually, the Vita will focus less on physical software.

Eiffel3085d ago (Edited 3085d ago )

I don't see how it will focus less, games will come on flash cards, similar to that of the Nintendo DS game cards, you'll still be able to download games from PSN, so it's just as physical as the previous models before the PSP Go.

ronin4life3085d ago

The Playstation Vita will not support UMDs. Sony said so.

MaxXAttaxX3085d ago (Edited 3085d ago )

It's called the NVG card:

You can also download old PSP games for the Vita.

@ Eiffel:

I was referring to all PSPs in total. Not just PSP Go.
So yes. 70 mil.

Knushwood Butt3085d ago

Yes, and I read that not all of the games are going to come out on the flash card media: only the bigger releases like Uncharted.

MaxXAttaxX3084d ago

Yes. And that's because they're allowing for development of smaller, cheaper titles.

Kinda like how it is now with the PS3 and PSN.

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kneon3085d ago

How exactly was it a downgrade? What features were missing besides the UMD drive? And losing the UMD drive is an upgrade in my opinion, the original PSPs were too big and clunky to want to carry them all the time, the go is hardly bigger than a smartphone.

Some will whine about the slightly smaller screen but you can't have a screen bigger than the device without messing with the very fabric of the universe, and that always ends badly :)

Knushwood Butt3085d ago

Most of the haters don't know what they are talking about.

That's why when you bring up things like the Bluetooth audio and game state saving at any point (no, this is NOT the same as putting the PSP into sleep mode) they don't have any comeback.

Also, while the screen is slightly smaller than the other PSP models, it's actually a noticeably better display.

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Sneak-Out3085d ago

The PSpgo is a great Device ... and only few have recognized it

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