By Ishaan . June 29, 2009 . 5:42am
PSP Go is going to retail for $250 in the U.S. — a price quite a few of our readers have questioned, considering the new device doesn’t include a UMD slot and therefore isn’t compatible with your existing game library. Americans don’t have it nearly as bad as Europeans though.
So, how much is PSP Go going to cost people in Europe?
If you live outside of the U.K., it’ll cost 250 Euros ($350). However, if you happen to live in the U.K., it’ll likely cost even more going by guide pre-order prices set by U.K. retailers. £229.99…which — using Yahoo’s currency converter — approximately comes to $380.
At this price it’s not hard to see why some retailers are wary of stocking the device. Speaking with Edge-Online, some smaller U.K. retailers are reporting zero pre-orders for the PSP Go with just three months to go until launch.
“From my point of view I’ve got to think, ‘Do I want to stock this?’ Right now I can’t see any justification for stocking it,” Chips’ joint MD Don McCabe told us. “Certainly I’m not getting the response from consumers.”
“I don’t have a single pre-order for PSP Go at the moment.”
While smaller retailers in the U.K. are wary, Sony Computer Entertainment America claims that, for the most part, retailers are embracing the new PSP. It’ll be interesting to see how the device does, considering the software line-up for the next few months is admittedly looking very good. Perhaps we’ll see a resurgence of PSP-3000 sales as opposed to several new PSP Go buyers?