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Sony PSP finally retiring

Sony PSP finally retiring

Sony is calling time on the PSP, announcing that the long-running PlayStation Portable will cease sales in Japan at the end of June, with a complete wrap-up worldwide by the end of the year. Sales of the handheld, which first went on sale in Japan back in December 2004, with a broader launch early the following year, have exceeded 80m units as of late last year.

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Sony PSP Go not dead after all

Sony PSP Go not dead after all

The Sony PSP Go was something that many people were excited about when it was first announced. The portable was the first new offering from Sony in a long time and early on the reports had the machine able to download existing games that PSP owners had to play on the Go that lacked any media drive or any sort. The reality when the PSP Go landed was that you could not play any games you already had and people stayed away in droves. Even the retailers were mad at Sony because there were no secondary software sales they could cash in on.

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Sony PSP plans could include touchscreen

Sony PSP plans could include touchscreen

Sony's PSP Go failed to ignite the mobile gaming market in the way that the company hoped it might, but that hasn't stopped Sony engineers and designers from pushing ahead with another PSP successor. According to Sony's gaming chief, Kazuo Hirai, the company has been looking to the next-gen handheld "since the day" the PlayStation was released, and might use both a touchscreen and traditional physical gaming controls. Meanwhile, Hirai believes there's still a segment of gamers for whom the popular - and cheap - iOS, Android and other mobile games aren't sufficient.

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Sony PSP Go Dropping to $200 October 15th, According to Leaked Image

Sony PSP Go Dropping to $200 October 15th, According to Leaked Image

It was early September when Kaz Hirai, Sony Computer Entertainment President, blamed the pricing of the PSP Go for the abysmal sales of the device. While there were plenty of other factors in his reasoning, like the limited number of games available for download, it looks like pricing may indeed be the real reason why the PSP Go didn't take off. But, a new leak from an unnamed tipster suggests that Sony is getting ready to drop the price of the mobile gaming platform, and it could happen as soon as Friday.

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