Sony's PSP Go might be the red-headed stepchild of handheld consoles. The reason we say that is because Sony just permanently slashed $50 off the price of the PSP Go, which now carries an MSRP of $150, but the console maker did so without making a peep. No fanfare, no ballyhooing, not even a curt press release. That's in stark contrast to Sony championing a new lower price for the regular PSP console just one week ago, news of which was announced on Sony's official PlayStation blog and various marketing materials.
For those of you who care, Sony has officially announced price cuts for its PSP Go handheld console, rumors of which have been floating around the Web for weeks.
In Japan, the PSP Go is dropping from around $332 to $208, while in the U.S. you can soon expect to pay $199 instead of $249. Or you can do so right now with a little bit of Google-Fu. While Sony still lists the MSRP as $249 on its Website, some vendors -- like Amazon and Target -- already have the new pricing in effect.
Anyone tempted to pick one up at this price, or are you holding out for Nintendo's 3DS console?
We're holding out for Nintendo's 3DS console to see if it can live up to the hype, but in the meantime, it looks like Sony will try to convince handheld gamers not to wait by slashing the price of its PSP Go system.
A leaked memo shows that the PSP Go will receive a $50 price drop in the North American market this Friday, though Sony has yet to confirm the report. Oddly enough, Sony didn't offer up the usual "no comment" associated with speculation and rumors when Joystiq.com reach out for confirmation.
Should the price cut happen, that puts the PSP Go at $200. Would you consider buying one at that price point?