Citing “a source close to Sony,” site Gamervision has posted that Sony may be looking at giving the PSP Go another chance. Apparently, the console has under-performed, not terribly surprising giving the sheer amount of negativity surrounding the announcement of the hardware.
What will the relaunch consist of? A price drop (although to what is not stated) and a new marketing blitz to sell people on the idea of a digital-based handheld.
There is no doubt the PSP Go is a dud. Locally, just browsing stores that carry the hardware, there are numerous units on shelves. A local Meijer location has had five units since launch, likely the same five and not a re-stock. Not only have consumers not entirely warmed to digital content (unless it goes for the Apple standard of a few dollars) at higher prices, the gimped hardware is entirely unnecessary, especially given the previous three iterations of the system before that.