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PSPGo sales tank in Australia- retailers convinced it will fail

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Gaming retailers from all over the world have been refusing to stock the PSPGo mainly because it’s insane to believe they will stock a device that will hasten the collapse of their business model.

However that little problem didn’t stop Sony from pricing it completely out of proportion with the rest of the offerings on the market which has pretty much sentenced it to a miserable, high profile death.

The first sales figures from Australia are in and they are not good… According to GfK the launch sales figures for the PSPGo are under 1000 units.

However Sony is disputing this with Michael Ephraim, MD of Sony Computer Entertainment Australia and New Zealand announcing that the sales were

“not under 1000 but it’s slightly over 1000”

That’s much better isn’t it… compare that to reports of the PS3 Slim selling 10 000 units a week in the area and you start to realise how badly the handheld is doing.

He does go on to ramble about how the tech world will catch up to the PSPGo one day and then all will be well… but really it’s pretty embarrassing.

In other news, the head of the largest UK games retailer “Chips” has told the press that he is 99.9% sure the PSPGo will fail… which leads me to believe his company won’t be investing to much in ensuring it doesn’t.

Source: TheAge

Last Updated: October 21, 2009


  1. Fred

    October 21, 2009 at 15:45

    Well retailers better start preparing for digital distribution , we will not be buying games from their shelves for much longer.


  2. WitWolfyZA

    October 21, 2009 at 15:53

    i doubt that. physical media will still be around for atleast 7 years


    • easy

      October 21, 2009 at 16:04

      7 years, 3 months and 21 days to be exact :biggrin:


  3. Hamsterjie ZA

    October 21, 2009 at 16:31

    I think its going 2 b here a lot sooner than 7 years.even with our current crapy broadband people r already buying xbla games and i knw pc dota fans r willing 2 fork out 4 heroes of newerth once its ready.i jst hate that the 2nd hand market wil die completely


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