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Forums - Sales Discussion - For those claiming PSP Go didn't flop it's time to step up

I'm reading posts from users claiming the PSP Go launch wasn't a flop so I want to ask those people this:

If a 360 Slim launched and got the same sales numbers as the PSP Go would you be calling it a flop?  If it sold 30,000 consoles for its launch in the United States and 6,000 in the UK would you be on here arguing against those calling it a flop?  Since the sales for the PSP Go will drop in the following weeks just like they have for the PS3 how can it be called anything other than a flop?

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DSi is the best comparison (even though not optimum)

in terms of that comparison, PSP GO! did flop

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Of course it flopped. You can't play your UMD collection and it costs like $80 more then the 3000 series.

It flopped in features and it flopped in sales

I would compare it to a X360 Slim Arcade with a hard drive but no CD-Rom.

And despite the fact that I think it's great, so far it's a flop.

Flop so far, yeah. But we'll see in the long run, I guess.

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I think the console will do well in Japan but not so well elsewhere. Sony were wise not to end production of the 3000

I don't think it flopped because I bet it's sales are more or less what Sony expected. The Go is an experiment, a companion model to the current PSP aimed at catching the early adopters for a totally digital model.

The Go cannot be compared to the Slim, a new model replacing the old, nor even the DSi (although I agree with Darth that seems the closest) because the DSi is also more of a new model than a total change of direction targeting a minority.

In the end the only way I see something as a flop is if it fails in achieving the goals set by it's company. Everything I've seen from Sony around the Go indicates to me it's performing as expected.

The issue I believe is that launching so close to Slim, everyone thinks its supposed to drive a big boost in sales in the same manner. It's not. It's aimed at a small number of early adopters (something it's price makes all too clear) whereas the Slim pricing makes it all to clear it is aimed at a larger majority than the PS3 models it is replacing.

I like the basic design of the Go but have no desire to switch, having a PSP with essentially the same features, a bigger screen plus access to both digital and physical media. But I can see that it is not the latest PSP model (in that it does not attempt to improve on the current PSP) nor is it meant to boost PSP sales (as explained already).

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Not a flop. It expands the PSP market to sell to a pretty select set of consumers, and in that regard, its doing exactly as expected.

That 6K increase is actually a 120% increase, and outside of Japan (where the PSP Go will likely be the most attractive), that's pretty decent for a re-release of the same console, yet in a new for-factor, especially since those consoles will generate about 2x the normal profit margins on PSP games sold for it, for the publishers.

Sony couldn't lose with such a device, unless they produced more than they could ever sell. Since the Sony store itself has them on backorder, I'd have to say that its a success, without question, even if the other retailers were smart enough to stock up and meet demand, and didn't sell out on day 1.

Claiming it flopped, by comparing it to the DSi, is like claiming the latest model of Corvette is a flop, because it didn't sell as much as the new Civic.


Sony's brand new expensive products tend to sell more in Europe and Japan than the US. We wait untill a price drop then swarm it, unless it's the PSP Go. "Oh boy I can't wait for my hour long game download!"

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