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Sony Continuing Production Of PSP Go In North America
Sony Continuing Production Of PSP Go In North America
April 21, 2011 | By Kyle Orland

April 21, 2011 | By Kyle Orland
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Sony Computer Entertainment America says the company is "continuing production of PSP Go for North America."

The terse statement contradicts yesterday's statement from Sony Computer Entertainment Japan that the company was halting production of the system to focus on the code-named Next Generation Portable. The company noted that production on the standard PSP-3000 would not be affected.

The clashing statements follow on reports from Japanese and UK retailers that stocks of the system would not be replenished once they run out.

Sony Computer Entertainment has dropped the price of the PSP Go multiple times over the last six months, with a price drop to $199 late last year, and another drop to $149.99 last month.

The PSP Go has had rocky sales since its release in 2009, with Gamasutra analyst Matt Matthews estimating a "slow death at retail" for the handheld.


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Lyon Medina
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Why Sony? I won't think less of you for stopping a (version of a) product not many people liked. Just concentrate your sights on the NGP. You need to dedicate yourself to your next upcoming product epically when the PSP GO never really generated that spark or buzz with its install base. Couldn’t these same production companies start creating your new handheld to help alleviate any kind of bottle neck situation at launch?

Eric Geer
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WHY WHY WHY!!!



Most people in US are waiting on the NGP and if they aren't they are opting for older PSP models to hack or because they can pick up the UMDs for much cheaper than the online content---



Who is running this company!?!?!

Ben Pitseleh
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I translate this as "We just did inventory and realized we have a boatload in our warehouses"

Lyon Medina
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I just spit water all of over my keyboard becauseI laughed so much at that.

Ujn Hunter
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This MUST be the case. I can't really see any other reason for it. Then again it's Sony... they don't have such a great track record of doing the smart thing.


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