More blood on Apple iPod’s touchscreen: Sony axes PSP Go

“Sony on Wednesday confirmed rumors that it was stopping PSP Go production,” Electronista reports.

“The company in a statement said it had ‘completed’ production and was only selling remaining stock before it disappeared entirely,” Electronista reports. “Firmware patches and repairs would still go on, the company told Impress, but the focus was on the NGP’s release at the end of the year.”

Electronista reports, “The Go first shipped in October 2009 and was conspicuously designed as an answer to the arrival of the iPod touch, whose Internet-based game economy was already cutting into PSP game revenue.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Winston” for the heads up.]

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10 Comments

  1. The PSP Go was DOA. It was always getting outsold by the regular PSP, even in Japan.

    And now, it will simply be replaced with the next generation platform.

    So to paraphrase a certain half-wit co-CEO: “it’s not fair to say that the iPod killed the PSP Go”

    It was stillborn…

  2. Why did they not allow the standard games to be plugged into the unit? That was suicide. Not including the memory stick slot was a big mistake. It basically shut out all the current PSP users from using their existing games.
    If they wanted to start offering downloadable games they should have allow existing game to be used until the downloadable system started to prove itself.

    I’m not a big gamer but I’ve bought a number of games due to the low cost games. It makes a big difference for the casual user.

  3. Bad business model to tick off your existing customers –

    Just how did that pitch go for the PSP-go? We’re going to sell this new PSP-go that doesn’t come with any games preloaded, doesn’t allow anyone who has already bought games or movies to load them, doesn’t allow anyone to buy games that they see in a store, doesn’t allow memory sticks or umd disks to be used, can’t try out your friend’s games… Imagine how unsuccessful apple would be if you had to re-buy all of your games movies and music every time you bought an ipod or ipad. People forget that even the original ipod came with a preloaded game. Glad those guys don’t work for apple.

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