While a few of us (well just one of us) drooled and boasted well on behalf of the PSPgo, the fact is the system is dreamcasting itself (Zing!) at a much faster rate too. Sales reports have been terrible, game selection is feeble, and the price is too expensive. I’m no financial executive, but it looks like you have a bad product on your hands.
Sources confirmed with Gamervision, that the PSPgo is going into crisis mode, and will be revamping itself with a price drop and a heavy marketing campaign. When it’s suppose to occur is still unknown, but with the recent sales figures, consumers are expecting it very quickly.
In the first week of January, the figures show only 4,192 Gos had been sold. In comparison, the PSP sold 105,801 during the first week of the new year. There is something seriously wrong when an older handheld out sells a less than year old inner-company rival by an outstanding margin.
I applaud Sony’s attempt at a digital distribution only system, but it doesn’t look like audiences are not ready to go that route just yet. Here’s hoping the PSPgo can pull itself out its slump very quickly.
Update: According to Game Informer, provided by Heads Up, this is nothing more than a shanty rumor. Whether a rumor or not, maybe it ought to be in Sony’s interest to rehaul the system. Maybe?