After excruciating patience and hundreds of rumors floating around before its official release, the PSPgo has officially launched. The PSPgo has launched with many features such as integrated Wifi, Bluetooth and a 16gb of flash storage. With a retail price of $249.99, consumers are definitely taking a second look at the PSPgo and making comparisons to the PSP3000 which is priced at $169.99.
Unless you are a person that must have the latest and greatest, the obvious selection here would be to choose the PSP3000, simply because of it’s price. But the real question here is, why would Sony take such a huge risk in pricing the PSPgo at $249.99? Could it be that Sony is just pricing the PSPgo high to get rid of all the PSP3000, and come the holiday season drop the price? If this is so, everyone should wait for a price drop instead of running out and spending that hard earned money during these hard economical times. Holding off on the PSPgo purchase might be very difficult to some, after seeing the many things the PSPgo can do, and all the games it will offer.
Some games that will help the PSP’s sales, especially if they are bundled: Gran Turismo, MotorStorm Arctic Edge, PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe, LocoRoco 2: Midnight Carnival God of War: Chains of Olympus, Madden NFL 10, Soul Calibur Broken Destiny, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and we cannot forget about all the mini games the PlayStation Store has to offer such as: Tetris and Field Runners. In addition, the PSP will also support many PSOne titles that can take you back in time and reminisce about the good ol’ days. These titles will definitely be a PSPgo seller and many will find it hard to resist.
But why limit the PSPgo to just games? Anyone can also load up their PSPgo with their favorite movies and TV shows, that can be watched while on the go or on a road trip.
Another neat thing about the PSPgo, is the ability to play your favorite PSPgo games with your PS3’s DualShock 3 Controller, and the PS3 Bluetooth Headset:
All of these features definitely make it hard to resist buying the PSPgo on launch day, but if you have the patience, I’m sure you’ll be OK. So, will you buy it? and if so…. When? Or will go buy the much cheaper PSP3000?