Over the last week or so, the price of Sony’s redesign of the PSP, the PSPgo, has been reduced in various regions across the globe. The download-only handheld hasn’t exactly received massive sales since its launch, and that could be attributed to a number of things.
Obviously, price was the major turn-off when the device launched. Locally, the redesigned PSP cost close to R3Â 500, which is more expensive than certain Xbox 360 console models. Heck, if you paid around R400 more you could have picked up a PlayStation 3. Fortunately, the price has been massacred in South Africa with the announcement of a new bundle deal.
The promotional email was sent through to me late last night, and I have to admit that it’s a damn good deal. For R1Â 999 you can pick up a brand new 16GB PSPgo that comes bundled with ten games. The major drawback in South Africa is that all games for the PSPgo are download-only, and with cap pricing the way it is, for some people this added expense is another deal-breaker. Fortunately, those ten games are all pre-loaded on a DVD that accompanies the PSPgo. All that’s required is for you to connect your shiny new PSPgo to a PC or PlayStation 3 and transfer the games across. Easy-peasy!
So what games come bundled? Here’s the list:
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines
The Eye of Judgement: Legends
James Cameron’s AVATAR: the Game
Motorstorm: Arctic Edge
Need for Speed Shift
And yes, these are all full games. Of course, this awesome deal bundle would not be happening without a reason. Pictures of a dev kit for the PSP 2 have leaked, and with Nintendo’s 3DS on the horizon, this global-wide price cut for the PSPgo is probably Sony trying to squeeze some last minute sales from soon-to-be outdated tech. Still, it really is a damn good deal!
Last Updated: November 18, 2010