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

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.



 

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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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Sony must be nuts thinking they can sell a PSP go for $250 bucks. More then a Wii? $50 less then a PS3? Seriously dude. The PSP Go was assumed to cost less then the other PSP's that would have been ownage. $250 is turdtastic.



It's the GBA Micro of the generation.



Steroid said:
Sony must be nuts thinking they can sell a PSP go for $250 bucks. More then a Wii? $50 less then a PS3? Seriously dude. The PSP Go was assumed to cost less then the other PSP's that would have been ownage. $250 is turdtastic.

I have many more games on the PSP that I would play over Wii games, at this point.  Especially with the bluetooth setup, and the charger/TV-connect stand of the Go.

Dislike it all you want, but some gamers like to have a single console, that they can play anything on, anywhere.  I don't think you'll find a single Go buyer, even here on the forums, who is even remotely disappointed.



 

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only flop imany of you peeps views.

Had sony shipped 1m and sold 5% that be a flop, they knew it would not be a PS3 slim type seller.

Aren't their rumors of the next psp upgrade, so its not like they ever saw GO as taking over from the umd psp.

Go is a experiment.



LMAO@those people saying it didn't flop because it is an experiment, both the DS and the Wii were experiments too and those most certainly didn't flop, quite the contrary



Its in line with expectations...

http://news.vgchartz.com/news.php?id=5438&mp=1



                            

^Which is spin for, it failed, but we don't want to admit defeat publicly



 

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its just a giant cash cow for Sony



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