Yesterday we hypothesised that Sony might want to kill of production of the PSPgo in order to make way for mass NGP production
Turns out sometimes we get things right. Sony Japan has confirmed this morning that it has ceased production of the digital-only handheld, adding to AV Watch that it is to "concentrate on NGP" going forwards. We imagine all those factories that were previously..
The PSPgo is cheaper today than it was yesterday
Sony's officially dropped the price of the device by $50 in the US, bringing the unit down to an RRP of $199.99. While that cut is substantial, the drop in Japan is enormous. SCEJ has whipped a whopping ¥10,000 (US$124) off the price, giving the device a new RRP of ¥16,800 ($208) compared to the original ¥26,800 ($332). Price has always been the..
According to retailer and reader votes in Japan's super-gaming Bible, Famitsu, the relaunch of the Playstation 3 in September was the biggest gaming story of 2009, with Final Fantasy XIII's release date and PSP Go's announcement all filling out spots in the top five
We can't disagree with the PS3 Slim's announcement; Sony's effective platform relaunch has propelled the Playstation into a much more..
According to Traveler's Tales founder John Burton, Sony's new PSPgo could die if the content does not get cheaper
"I own a PSP Go but don't want to buy LittleBigPlanet, for instance, as I can get it 20-percent cheaper on UMD from Amazon and could resell it once I'm finished with it," Burton explained. "But if I download it, I get no discount, and no chance to resell — how annoying..
According to CVG, third-party peripheral manufacturer Logitech are working on a UMD add-on for the PSPgo
No release information was given, but apparently the device plugs into the PSPgo, allowing users to play UMDs on the UMD-less portable. Apparently the device will make the handheld a little more "bulky", but works fine. Logitech's UK office claimed to know nothing of the device,..
If you were quick enough to pick up that £150 PSPgo from HMV yesterday, you should consider yourself happy as Larry [who is Larry? - ed]
Sony just announced via the Playstation Blog that Europeans who own a PSPgo can pick up a free game as a Holiday present from Sony. All you need to do is jump onto the Playstation Store through your PSP, download...
The PSPgo has finally launched in Japan, and has managed to shift a respectable 28,275 units according to Andriasang
com</a>. The unit was supported by a ton of Playstation Network releases including Persona 3, Dissidia Final Fantasy and LocoRoco Midnight Carnival. Domestic lifetime sales for the PSP pre-Go stand at <span>12,797,180...
This is bemusing
We'd assumed post the release of the PSPgo, on October 1st, all companies would have to ready a Playstation Store compatible version of any PSP game they launch. Not so according to Sony's Eric Lempel, in an interview with Joystiq. Apparently it's up to each publishers discrestion."It's up to individual third parties to decide...
Sony used to have a massive PSP billboard in New York's SoHo that got taken down
They've now replaced it with a slightly smaller PSPgo, which is totally cool because, well, the PSPgo is smaller than the original PSP.
Nintendo of America's front man, Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed he has absolutely no interest in anything Sony do once again
Following on from his, "it's hard to say to say something nice about the PS3" quote from earlier in the year, Fils-Aime has claimed Sony's PSPgo has a "fundamental concept problem". Never one to shy away from talking about the competition, Fils-Aime spoke..
During my time with the PSPgo over the past few week I've come to a conclusion: it's not for everyone
Not exactly the most scientific of reasoning right, but it's useful in trying to depict just why everyone is acting like the PSPgo raped their entire family. It seems like the entire games industry have a bee in their bonnet regarding the system,...
The above image is not of a PSP Go
It is indeed a PSP Faux (thanks for the pun Joystiq). This imitation device (also known as the Side Panel Retro) has an emulator for 16-bit games, a camera, FM radio, and MP3 player. It also totally rips off on Sony's new handheld's design.
If there's been any kind of backlash to Sony's PSP Minis programme since its launch last week, it's been based upon the prices
Which are pretty high to be fair. Sony have admitted to Joystiq this is not their fault. Sony's Eric Lempel said of the service, "As far as pricing goes, the publisher of the title sets the pricing." So it's...
It seems some parties are intent on ensuring the PSP Go fails
Despite having no personal interest in the product, many people like to trash talk it. It's a bit like when the PS3 got cheaper but wasn't backwards compatible. We cue it down to insecurity. Whatever, we digress. Point is, PSP Go sold fine according to Sony. PSP hardware is up 120 per cent compared with the previous week, with both PSP..
We're just a month on since there was last a new member of the family in the PushSquare office
But it's time to beef up our system selection again with yesterday's launch of the PSP Go. Sadly we had to wait an extra day for our system to drop at the office but we've got our hands on the thing now and are falling in love. It's tiny, light and really very sexy to look at. So much so we assume we're..
Upcoming Sony blu-ray releases will include digital copies of movies for exclusive use with the PSP
That means, simply, when you buy a blu-ray movie from Sony, you'll have a digital copy on-hand ready to copy across for portable consumption on your PSP. The first blu-ray releases to feature PSP copies will be Godzilla and The Ugly Truth, both of which are due out November 10th in North America. You..
If you've just picked up a PSP Go this morning or you have an existing PSP, go look at the system updates section on your handheld -- firmware 6
10 is available now. Playstation Network's Eric Lempel describes this as a "big update" which adds Sony's newly announced "SensMe" music mood software. That's not the big part of the...
Updates Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords Temporary Price Drop (now $7
99) Cube Temporary Sale (now $4.99) Dead Head Fred Temporary Price Drop (now $7.99) PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient Temporary Sale (now $4.99) PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient 2 Temporary Price Drop (now $7.99) WTF: Work Time Fun Temporary Sale (now $4.99)...
We hope you're spending the morning unboxing your new PSP Go and taking a look at the bulked up Playstation Store (which may or may not have updated when you read this, we're typing from the past and making assumptions). If you've picked up a PSP Go this morning, let us know your stories and thoughts in the comments. We love to hear...
A number of retailers around the world have cited that they don't want to stock Sony's upcoming PSP Go handheld
The reasons being a focus on digital distribution - something that undercuts the brick and mortar retail outlets. Still, bad as those instances may be, Sony expected much worse.We were very aware of concerns when we went into it and I actually expected a lot more negative responses than..
It's weird that a new system is launching next week
There's little to no presence anywhere for Sony's upcoming PSP Go, even though it will be available from October 1st. Still, Sony have finally highlighted some plans regarding the type of content we can expect from the new system. And it sounds like it's going to be the biggest Playstation Store update in history. In North America 16,000 pieces of..
- Well valued reader, we have the answers right here (via PSPMinis
com</a>). There are currently 11 titles announced for an October 1st launch date, with a further four speculated that have yet to be announced. We will be trying to review as much PSP Minis content as we can, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Here are the titles: Hero of...
Sorry North America
You're not getting much joy when it comes to the PSP Go. Here in the UK we're getting Gran Turismo PSP and three free games. Despite some early speculation that Sony would offer a "goodwill program" to those upgrading to the PSP Go, an SCEA rep has confirmed this plan has been put on hold, "We were evaluating a UMD conversion program, but due to legal and..
Sony have announced that those upgrading to the PSP Go with existing games will be able to redeem three free games
Entitled "PSP Go Rewards", the process involves registering your new PSP Go to the Playstation Store, then logging into the Playstation Store with an existing PSP and a UMD in the drive. You'll get a PSP Go theme for your troubles and a voucher (via email) for use with the..
Invizimals is an upcoming PSP game that looks really awesome
It requires the PSP camera to work. For some reason the PSP Go has the wrong connection to add a camera. What's the solution? Put this terrible thing around your PSP Go. Goodness me, we've never seen anything more hideous than these shots discovered by Joystiq. Why Sony, why!? There has to be a better way of getting Invizimals on the PSP..
The PSP Go really is facing a resistance right now
The Australian branch of EB Games (that's the whole network of stores within the country) have decided not to stock the PSP Go. Kotaku have investigated the situation and found that with the system due to release next week Australia's stores are listing Sony's new portable as "discontinued". Before it's out. Yup. Again the moaning comes..
The nature of a real market is that there is competition
Here in the UK GAME stores want to be cheaper than Tesco stores, Tesco stores want to be cheaper than Asda, Asda stores want to be cheaper than Currys — and so it goes on. But what happens when you sell your games digitally, as Sony are with the PSP Go? Should they be cheaper because there's...
Everyone's not-so favourite online video games retailer, ShopTo, want you to know that they think the PSPGo is a dead format before it launches; "As a format it is almost dead before it has arrived," the ShopTo boss told Eurogamer
Of course the price ($250, £229.99) is a talking point, but it seems most retailers are more concerned with the lack of being able to sell games for the system - what..
There's unrest in Dutch retailer NedGame's camp
They really don't want to stock the PSP Go. Apparently it's too expensive. But not only that, with no support for physical media the company will unable to generate return sales via games. Oh noes. It just shows what a bold move Sony have made by cutting out physical media. It seems like retailers are going to have a number of hissy fits on their..
The price of Sony's newly announced PSP Minis are going to be very interesting
Sony has to get the pricing just right to make sure they become an almost addictive, impulse, risk-free purchase. IndianVideoGamer.com have a report on their site with Indian Minis developer GameShastra, who claim they have over 30 games in development for the PSP and will all launch for between $1.50 and $2.50. For us..
LocoRoco: Midnight Carnival will be the first PSP Go game playable in its closed position
The game has a rather more arcade feel to it, accentuated by the "boing" mechanic as shown in the trailer. With 16 stages, two minigames and three bonus stages we're going to assume Midnight Carnival will be priced somewhere a bit higher than a PSP Mini, but below a standard release.
If you want to moan about the fact that the PSP Go's battery is internal, blame pirates, not Sony
They're just doing what they have to do to protect their platform from products such as Pandora's Battery."You won't be able to rip your games and play them on the system, the firmware precludes that," SCEA's John Koller told PlayStation Insider. "There's no external battery, so there's..
Ad Hoc Party has been a popular Playstation 3 application among Japanese gamers for over a year now
The West, well, we still haven't got it. But a trailer for fighting game Fate/Unlimited Codes hints at an end to the wait. The game's trailer, posted on the US Playstation.Blog, hints at playing online with "ad hoc party". Couple that with...
So Europe might be getting a shiny free copy of Gran Turismo PSP with their early-adopter purchase of Sony's latest PSP Go, but what of the US? Well, you guys are getting a copy of Rock Band Unplugged Lite
The Lite version of the game gains you access to five tracks and allows you to download songs from the PSN to bolster your collection. We loved the game when we reviewed it, but we can't help but..
If you live in America then you might want to know that stores all around you are stocking the new PS3 Slim
Like right now. Just one week after the system was announced. It's amazing work by Sony. Many consider the PS3 Slim a poorly kept secret like the PSP Go, but at the end of the day, we only had a few bits and bobs of rumour to catch onto. Sony must have had these things hidden away somewhere..
If you're interested in developing PSP Minis, you should know that Sony are scrapping the bandwidth fee which charges publishers per gigabyte of transfer
The information discovered by GamerBytes also states that Sony will scrap the "minimum sales quota" demand that other digital distribution services like Nintendo's WiiWare and XBOX Live...
A document discovered by PocketGamer suggests that Sony don't want to fall into the same trap as Apple's App store with their PSP Minis service
Despite Apple's gaming solution being respected for its scope and variety, it's often come under fire for its inconsistent censorship scale. PSP Minis, though, will remove the "requirement for content...
The dominance of Sony's latest PSP Minis banner continues to grow following Tuesday's official announcement
Examiner have just confirmed that Halfbrick Studio banner. Confirmed are: Halfbrick Blast Off - a physics based sci-fi shooter. Halfbrick Echoes - an arty adventure title where spawned enemys walk the exact trail the player walked. Halfbrick...
Sony is starting to see, what it hopes, will be a migration of iPhone developers over to the new PSP Go
With Sony courting enough developers to already see 50 of their newly branded sub-100MB PSP Minis released before the end of the year, the switch is already starting. Develop are reporting that HoneySlug - a three-man London studio who have...
We know most of you who are buying a PSP Go have probably already got your orders for the system already locked in, but we thought we should just confirm to you that we've heard official word from Sony that the PSP Go will retail at £224
99 in the UK. It's a far cry from the $250 (roughly £180) the system should cost via currency conversion but, at least it's not £250 right?
Hello again Japanese readers
How do you fancy a special edition PSP-3000 to coincide with the lovely upcoming racer from Polyphony Digital, Gran Turismo PSP. The PSP-3000 looks all pretty standard issue, despite a GT logo on the face. The bundle will include a UMD copy of the game however, and is probably worth it if you don't want a PSP Go, but do want a PSP and GT.
Announced yesterday at their GamesCom conference, Sony detailed a new line of PSP titles that would be under 100MB and retail for a lower price
These titles fill out a new area of the Playstation Store known as "Minis" providing players with access to easily digestable, cheap games. We're pretty excited about Sony's latest line of games...
We speculated that Sony might have an "App store" of some form up their sleeve at this year's GamesCom
PSP "Minis" are just that. The sub-100MB PSP downloads will feature on their own section of the Playstation Store, providing cheap content for the portable system. Fifteen titles will be available on October 1st to coincide with the...
The week of another massive games convention is upon us
Sony are scheduled to show up at the event next week and deliver a press conference on Tuesday 18th at 7:00PM CET. But what can we reasonably expect from the event? We look past the hype to deliver our expectations for Sony at GamesCom 2009. PS3 Slim With so many rumours in the Playstation 3...
With Sony positioning the PSP Go directly against the likes of the iPhone (perhaps moreso than their closest handhald gaming rival the DSi), it makes sense to offer some super cheap content
Like, $0.99 cheap. Perhaps offering credence to a PSP Go app store rumour, PocketGamer are reporting that Sony are to release a bunch of PSP Go titles at the 1,...
We can't wait for October 2nd
It's no secret that we have an office PSP Go preordered. We ordered shortly after it was announced. We can't wait. Alas, that doesn't mean we aren't up to justifying our purchase that bit more, and while this video from IGN doesn't tell us anything new, we're simply awe-struck by how good the system looks. Initially,
Something we have been pondering in the comments section for a while here at PushSquare are PSP preorder bonuses
With bonuses seemingly the standard for every release these days, and PSP games getting in on the action, how are us PSP Go owners going to reap the benefit of extra content for our purchasing loyalty. Sony are on hand to let us know...
Ever since E3 2009, we've been approached by a number of people all hampered with the question, "Why should I buy the PSP Go?" In this piece, we'll look at the reasons for choosing the PSP Go over its older brother the PSP-3000, and discuss the platforms strengths and possible weaknesses
The Portable Platform The Playstation Portable was named just...
It was a case of pirate party pooping earlier in the year when Sony's Eric Lempel claimed trophies were flatout not happening on the PSP due to piracy
Thankfully, an interview with Shu Yoshida is much less decisive, claiming that trophies are "under discussion" for the platform but there "are some challenges". We think trophies on the PSP would be a massive deal, not just for..
You know what? The PSP Go is coming out very soon
Surprisingly soon in fact; it'll be on store shelves this October 1st. The line will be labelled the PSP-N1000, so you'll need to be looking out for that mark in order to ensure your accessory is compatible. The accessories will be available in Gold packaging to distinguish them from alternative PSP content. GamingBits have compiled a handy list of..