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http://www.gwn.com/news/story.php/id/11713/Retailers_Demand_PSP_Price_Drop.html According a new 1up story, retailers have banded together to demand Sony drop the price of their PSP handheld. Lagging sales have forced several big name retailers to re-think whether the system is even worth keeping on store shelves. "With shelf space at a premium, the expectation is for Sony to do something substantial to keep its hardware moving - or else." It's been nearly two years since the system was released, so another price drop at this point would make a lot of sense. The system has already seen a $50 drop in price since launch, but still costs considerably more than the Nintendo DS, which has enjoyed considerable success across all markets, and continues to outsell the PSP by a large margin. At a recent convention, no price drop was announced, but retailers reportedly got all excited about something else Sony revealed to them. Could new PSP colors be on the way, or perhaps the PSP2 is closer than we originally thought?



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do retailers do this often? I have never heard anything like this before.



ioi - it is the PSP-lite The info was announced by a european sony rep I think. Nothing is known about it yet.



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they never really dropped the PSP's price, they just got rid of the Value Pak crap. I really hope they redesign it to resemble a GBA SP because then i may be able to justify trading in my current model. Bottomline is that while the PSP is selling decently, it definitely needs a shot in the arm to generate consumer faith, which is what it is seriously lacking.



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The PSP isn't selling bad.... sure it's not winning but its definately not bad... they should shut up.



Kamahl said: The PSP isn't selling bad.... sure it's not winning but its definately not bad... they should shut up.
Don't retailers have a right to be angry if a company promises the moon and then botches up a great product? BTW, the Sony rep only mentioned that they are looking at upgrades for the PSP, he never explicitly said they had a "PSP lite"



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Kamahl said: The PSP isn't selling bad.... sure it's not winning but its definately not bad... they should shut up.
yes, it does sell ok.



It's selling ok but retailers what something that's going to sell great, think about they need all the space they can get with the DS,PS3,Wii, and the 360, because they are all selling better.



 

  

 

Alacrist said: It's selling ok but retailers what something that's going to sell great, think about they need all the space they can get with the DS,PS3,Wii, and the 360, because they are all selling better.
The psp outsold the PS3 last month. Check the numbers.