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What does everybody think of the upcoming Sony PSP Go?

#1 User is offline   David Braue 

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 12:05 PM

Sony's PSP Go, which will launch next month for $449.95, seems to be typical Sony: promising product but overpriced and underspecced. That said, it certainly will have its fans and I reckon it will offer much to like.

Anybody planning on getting one? How do you think it compares with the iPod touch? For example, the PSP Go's buttons are a more familiar interface and will lend themselves to more intensive and immersive playing than many iPod touch games, which continue to struggle replicating buttons-and-axis-controllers on the screen.

Will you (or your kids) buy a PSP Go instead of the iPod touch?
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Posted 18 September 2009 - 12:40 PM

No. I wouldn't.

I have a friend in the trade, a gadget freak and not-at-all-an-Apple-fanboy, who bought a PSP before buying an iPhone. The PSP is collecting dust. Because while even the new PSPGo has some cool features, it just doesn't measure up to the iPhone. Against the touch it's a different comparison, but I'd still prefer the world of games and other apps for the touch than the limits of what's planned for the PSPGo. So there.
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Posted 18 September 2009 - 01:31 PM

QUOTE (David Braue @ Sep 18 2009, 12:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sony's PSP Go, which will launch next month for $449.95


Are you serious about that price? That's almost as much as the new PS3 slim, more than Wii, and XBox, and definitely more than a Touch


QUOTE (David Braue @ Sep 18 2009, 12:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Will you (or your kids) buy a PSP Go instead of the iPod touch?


No, thanks.
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Posted 18 September 2009 - 02:03 PM

It may have been good several years ago, but not today.
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Posted 18 September 2009 - 03:38 PM

QUOTE (David Braue @ Sep 18 2009, 11:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sony's PSP Go, which will launch next month for $449.95, seems to be typical Sony: promising product but overpriced and underspecced. That said, it certainly will have its fans and I reckon it will offer much to like.

Anybody planning on getting one? How do you think it compares with the iPod touch? For example, the PSP Go's buttons are a more familiar interface and will lend themselves to more intensive and immersive playing than many iPod touch games, which continue to struggle replicating buttons-and-axis-controllers on the screen.

Will you (or your kids) buy a PSP Go instead of the iPod touch?


Isn't the PSP Go more expensive than the new PS3?
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Posted 18 September 2009 - 04:40 PM

QUOTE (clinton1550 @ Sep 18 2009, 03:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Isn't the PSP Go more expensive than the new PS3?

Nearly. And no Blu-ray. And it's $150 more than the Nintendo DSi. And nearly $200 than the 8GB iPod touch. But without the touch.

That pretty much explains its chances, methinks. Unless Sony has a real ace up its sleeve.
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 09:33 PM

QUOTE (David Braue @ Sep 18 2009, 05:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Unless Sony has a real ace up its sleeve.

Does a massive online advertising campaign count? Because there are huge PSP Go ads everywhere on the interwebz...

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:47 PM

The PSP Go is a flop here in Japan - that should be a good indication of how poorly Sony is doing.
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 10:48 PM

Did you hear Sony's excuse for poor opening sales of the PSP Go?

"It's a soft launch."

No, sales are abysmal because no retailer wants to stock it. They can't make any profit off of games because all the games are downloaded from the PSN, cutting the middle-man out altogether.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:14 AM

The PSP Go failed (especially in Australia) because at the time of launch we were not quite ready for a 100% digital platform without physical media.

The PS Vita that has been recently released is an incredible system - hoping to get my hands on one at some point soon so I can see if the hype lives up to what I have been hearing from forums, friends and co-workers.

Having Uncharted: Golden Abyss as a launch title certainly does wonders for the system as well.
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