Sony launched the PSPgo portable gaming system in 2009 following the success of its predecessor the original PSP, hoping that the PSPgo will achieve similar results. On the contrary, the PSPgo hasn’t done well in the market as much as Sony would have fancied, which has inevitably led the company to end further production of the PSPgo console. The particular console did not need the UMD discs required with the original PSP, rather all games were stored on the internal 16GB flash memory.
This is neither a rumor nor a fake news. The production halt of PSPgo has been confirmed by Sony to a Japanese news source called Impress Watch. However, don’t worry if you already possess a PSPgo system as Sony has promised that it will not drop support for firmware and neither would halt repair operations.
The company just won’t make new PSPgo systems now. The PSP-3000 will now be the final rendition of the original PSP. Until Sony releases the much hyped about Next Generation Portable or NGP in the fourth quarter of 2011, which is going to be the next-generation PSP, the company will also continue support for the PSP-3000.
Do you think this was a good decision by Sony? Was the relatively high price point as compared to the original PSP a deal breaker for PSPgo? Let us know your thoughts, in the comments below.