Well, the rumors were true. Now the question is whether or not it's enough to tempt the holiday shopper.

The PSP Go, now labeled as an "experiment" by Sony, was criticized for being too expensive and now, Sony has announced they will drop the price of the all-digital portable unit in both Japan and the US. Multiple retailers have listed the handheld with the new $199.99 price tag; a $50 price reduction. Now, that may not be enough in the eyes of some, but bear in mind that it's only $30 more expensive than the current PSP (PSP-3000), so that's something to consider if you're looking to make a handheld purchase. The PSP Go hasn't performed very well since its launch (although we don't have exact sales numbers from the NPD Group) and it's clear Sony is looking forward to the PSP2. We're still waiting to get a confirmation on the official sequel to Sony's first foray into the portable realm; recent rumors say the PSP2 is already circulating amongst select developers. At this point, we assume it'll be on store shelves for fall (holiday) 2011.

But if you don't wish to wait and you have a thing for gadgets, maybe the $200 PSP Go is right up your alley.

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X_shadowkilla_X
X_shadowkilla_X
10 years ago

nah, i'll wait

StangMan80
StangMan80
10 years ago

$200 is still to much, That's the most any handheld, anything should cost.
I won't get the Go, but I am fixed on the PSP2. If the PSP2 has a price tag less then $200, I'll be picking it up.
The PSP go is still a good seal, I think(know) what hurt it was that you couldn't use your UMD disk games.
PSP2 will take care of everything and deliver so much more. like I said before, It's time the D.S dies

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
10 years ago

It's "to" much but still a good deal? Eh?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Technically it's a good "seal"

sawao_yamanaka
sawao_yamanaka
10 years ago

Good luck with a $200 price tag. That will never happen.

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

If there was ever a product with the Sony name on it that was of absolutely no interest to me, this would be it. My 1000 serves all my needs quite handsomely. Why in the world would I want to fork over 200 for a lobotomized handheld?

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

Still think its to much. It's only compatible with a percentage the PSP library. I do want one cause I'm a sucker for compact gadgets but ill wait. In the mean time im going to save up and get a 3001 model.

Temjin001
Temjin001
10 years ago

I'd rather have the Go for it's smaller size but I already have a PSP-2000. The battery is sort of sucky, but the unit still works great.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Breath some life into it with a new battery.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Since it's a gimper it should cost LESS. The only thing I like about it is the positioning of the buttons and stick. But I've never held one so I can't say if it would give me the same cramps the regular PSP does.

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

If you have bigger hands like me, bass player hands, this thing tends to cramp them up pretty quick.

Qubex
Qubex
10 years ago

Definitely not worth it!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

sawao_yamanaka
sawao_yamanaka
10 years ago

Well I say its cheap considering you get 3 free games. LBP, Socom fireteam bravo 3 and ratchet and clank size matters. So thats a definite yes on me.

___________
___________
10 years ago

is that all!?
ok, so now its just 400 bucks overpriced!
assuming it got a 50 dollar reduction here.
how can this be 100 bucks dearer than the 3000?
i thought you were suppose to pay less for less, not more for less!
smaller screen, no UMD drive yet everything else is the same and its 100 bucks dearer.
go figure!
no wonder its tanked!
no games, ridiculously overpriced.
yup, sony really know how to sell a product!
maybe they should consider that offer from apple………

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

nah no thank you i'll wait for the PSP2

Robochic
Robochic
10 years ago

Here when I live it's actually marked down to 180.99 but I'll wait till the PSP2 see what they have in store for that one then I'll decide pretty happy with my DSi that I got for 100 bucks during walmarts anniversary sale ūüôā

RobiinzZ
RobiinzZ
10 years ago

Tbh, im sad.

i'd rather have this than an ipod touch
but in the UK its £230 with no price reduction.

Thats over $300, i dont see why they charge so much more over here :(.

gumbi
gumbi
10 years ago

No dice Sony! I've got a 2000 and, in my opinion, it's more capable than the Go. I've no intention of spending $200 to downgrade while I wait for the real upgrade, which is sure to cost a small fortune when it finally gets here.

Amazingskillz
Amazingskillz
10 years ago

I might cop it at $99. Thats it.

DjEezzy
DjEezzy
10 years ago

The go's screen is actually nicer looking than the older models even though its smaller. Honestly the go is pretty sweet. It's speed is impressive and games save immediately. The fact that you can pause a game, play another game and then go back to the exact spot you were at when you paused is really a cool feature. It has bluetooth as well. For any of you that have modem capabilities on your smart phones. You can play online anywhere. Sure, it doesn't have UMD capabilities. I'm not a fan of having to carry around a bunch of UMD's anyways. Ok… So it was a test or experiment. Yes it's not perfect. But it's still a solid piece of hardware. Still a good investment for sure in my opinion.

sawao_yamanaka
sawao_yamanaka
10 years ago

Did not know that! That's awesome! Thanks for the heads up.