We knew this was coming; the world just isn’t ready forÂ a console – handheld or otherwise – that relies entirely on digital distribution. Sony’s attempt at just such a device, the sliding-screened pocket-sized PSP Go has been officially nixed and will no longer be sold or specifically supported.
Sony Japan confirmed it has ceased production on the go “to concentrate on NGP,” yet they’ll curiously still be offering up the traditional PSP-3000. “It will continue to be sold, and we will keep focusing our attention on it from here on out,” the company said to Japanese tech-site AVWatch. this makes sense, especially in Japan where the PSP is still insanely popular – even beating the 3DS in sales soon after Nintendo’s handheld was released.
There’s never really been a reason to get a PSP Go; The standard PSP model has always been available, and for cheaper to boot. It plays UMD’s and is equally as capable of downloading digital titles from Sony’s PSN. I’ve always consideredÂ the PSP Go as Sony’s way of testing the waters of the possibility of a digital delivery only device, and it’s plain to see that it’s failed. The NGP, the PSP’s first real successor is set to be released towards the end of this year, and will continue to use physical media for the bulk of its games.
Source : Kotaku
Last Updated: April 20, 2011