One of the Netherlands’ biggest game retailers will not be selling the PSP:Go. Nedgames, a leading retailer has refused to sell the handheld and gives the reasons why on it’s front webpage.
Translation of the comments on their website reveals the following reasons, after the jump.
- The higher retail price
-The lack of choice between a downloadable and a physical product, limiting consumer choice.
-No market for games exchange, reducing the ability of consumers to pick up a bargain
-No ability to import games
Nedgames go on to say that they will still, strongly support the PSP 3000, and that they hope people understand their decision. Most of the reasons it give seem to be focus on talking about the consumer, but undoubtedly the choice comes because selling the PSP:Go actually limits the income a company can receive from Sony’s handheld due to the fact that the games would be downloaded from PSN as apposed to bought in a store.
This sets what might be seen as a dangerous precedent for other companies to follow, after all, the reception for the PSP:Go has been far from overwhelming. If other companies decide that the PSP:Go isn’t viable commercially, it is possible that Sony will suffer some big setbacks in its attempt to conquer the handheld market.