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Is Anyone Really Surprised the PSP Go Was A Failure?

Is Anyone Really Surprised the PSP Go Was A Failure?

When Sony launched the PSP Go in 2009, it was expected to be the next big thing by some fans. They said that it would capitalize on the growing downloadable-content trend, and gamers wouldn’t even miss the UMD drive. More importantly, they said, with such future-focused features, it could justify its $250 price tag.

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Sony PSP Go production axed as focus shifts to NGP

Sony PSP Go production axed as focus shifts to NGP

Farewell, sweet PSP Go, there's obviously only room for one gaming slider with PlayStation pretensions. Sony has apparently confirmed that production of the PSP Go has been stopped, telling AV Watch that its current stock will be the final units available.

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Sony PSP Go gets covert price cut

Sony PSP Go gets covert price cut

Sony's discount of the PSP-3000 is apparently not the only portable gaming price cut the company intends, with the official PlayStation site also suggesting the compact PSP Go will be discounted as well. According to the Sony spiel, "now you can enjoy the sleek, totally-digital PSP go system for $149.99 MSRP" in addition to the $129.99 PSP.

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Sony PlayStation Phone coming in spring 2011?

Sony PlayStation Phone coming in spring 2011?

The rumors surrounding when the Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone will land keep going. The latest rumor has the device landing in the spring of 2011. That rumor comes from a Japanese paper called Asahi Shimbun and was printed today. According other paper the device will be based on the PSPgo.

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Sony blames pricing for PSP Go shortcomings

Sony blames pricing for PSP Go shortcomings

Sony Computer Entertainment president Kaz Hirai has blamed pricing for the slow sales of the PSP Go, telling MCV UK that the digital-only handheld suffered by virtue of being too different from the traditional PSP.  According to Hirai, "because of the cost reductions we’ve been able to do over the years, the traditional PSP has benefited. But the PSPgo is a completely different design, so the cost trend is different."

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NTT DoCoMo Working With Various Players to Bring 3G to Handheld Game Manufacturers

NTT DoCoMo Working With Various Players to Bring 3G to Handheld Game Manufacturers

When it comes to video games in the hand, having a WiFi connection isn't necessarily a newfangled feature. In fact, some handheld consoles out there require a WiFi connection to actually be viable. And while the Nintendo 3DS has WiFi, yes, and Nintendo wants the console to have an "always-connected" presence to those WiFi networks, what about when you're not near a hotspot of any sorts? If a new report from The Wall Street Journal says what it's clearly saying, then it looks ilke NTT DoCoMo over in Japan is hard at work with various unnamed folks to bring 3G connectivity to handheld gaming consoles.

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Sony Plans to Reinvent the PSP Model

Sony Plans to Reinvent the PSP Model

Mobile gaming has seen a lot of refreshes over the years. And while Sony considers themselves much of the driving force behind those alterations to the industry, many would point out that it's a combination of all the major players in the market that are altering the landscape. Newcomers like the iPad (which just builds off the success of Apple's iPod Touch and iPhone line-up) are showing that people are changing their view on how they want to go about their mobile gaming endeavors. And Sony is ready to "reinvent the wheel," more or less.

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Sony PSP 2 Speculation Picks up Before E3

Sony PSP 2 Speculation Picks up Before E3

When we get close to the big trade shows throughout the years, there are key elements we look for. Speculation of some of the largest products on the market, for example, are some of those things. For Sony, their PSP handheld is still one of the most popular handheld gaming units on the market, so there's no surprise that with E3 just around the corner, the rumors about a new PSP are going to pick up. So, get your salt shaker ready, as we dive into this one.

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Sony PSPgo is selling well in US after all

Sony PSPgo is selling well in US after all

I mentioned yesterday that some retailers in the UK were already slashing the price of the PSPgo to lure more customers in to purchase. With price cuts being offered after less than a full week on the market, it would seem the PSPgo wasn't selling well in the UK. Apparently things are going much better for Sony in America with reports of sales for PSPs growing by 300%.

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No striaght ripping UMD games to PSPGo

No striaght ripping UMD games to PSPGo

We all know that the PSPGo is coming soon and that the big feature about the portable console is the lack of a feature. Namely, the PSPGo has no UMD drive for video games. That means that all those UMD games players have collected for older PSP versions are no good.

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