Despite some European retailers boycotting the PSP Go – thanks to its download-only games catalogue – Sony have dismissed concerns about the machine, saying the response could have been worse.
“We were very aware of concerns when we went into it and I actually expected a lot more negative responses than we actually got,” Sony’s UK product manager Claire Blackhouse told GI.biz. “[The retailers] were really quite fine with it.”
Furthermore, Blackhouse points to the Go creating a swell in sales for the PSP 3000, “If you bring out a new product, people aspire to that but they might not buy it, they might buy the PSP 3000 instead. Especially if they’re part of a family – dad might buy the PSPgo but the kids might get PSP 3000s. I think that works quite well for us.”
Ah, the changing face of gaming. I don’t have kids, but if I did you can bet your ass I would unload the crappy old 3000s on them while I kept the shiny new Go all for myself!