Sony Cancels the PSP Go

Posted by at 10:40 am on April 20, 2011

Sony on Wednesday confirmed rumors that it was stopping PSP Go production. The company in a statement said it had ‘completed’ production and was only selling remaining stock before it disappeared entirely. 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.

The Go first shipped in October 2009.  IT scrapped the slower and bulkier UMD disc drive in place of 16GB of built-in flash memory and the usual Memory Stick slot. Making it only able to play downloadable games. The slider design also was meant to make it more pocketable and appeal to those who liked the iPod for the smaller size.

The Go never reached the sales volume of the regular PSP design. Apart from Sony believing it deserved a “premium” $250 price, the newer PSP was locked out of most of the catalog from before it was launched and didn’t necessarily get downloadable versions on time.

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