The PSP Go was always going to be a hard sell, but Sony did make it significantly harder for themselves by pricing the thing at $450. Last week they attempted to fix that issue by dropping the price of the handheld to $250.
From today, the PSPGo will sell for the cheaper $250 RRP, and will have the added benefit of including 10 free games, some of which are actually kind of awesome:
· Assassins Creed: Bloodlines™ (Ubisoft) · Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Rockstar Games) · Gran Turismo™ (Polyphony Digital, Inc. SCE) · James Cameron’s AVATAR™: The Game (Ubisoft) · LittleBigPlanet™ (Media Molecule, SCE) · MotorStorm® Arctic Edge (Evolution Studios, SCE) · NEED FOR SPEED SHIFT (EA) · Pursuit Force™: Extreme Justice (BigBig, SCE) · 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ (EA Sports) · WipEout® Pure (SCE Worldwide Studios )
The free games are by redemption, obviously, and you'll need to download them, so you can say goodbye to your download quota for a month. But that said, this is still a pretty good deal, despite the fact handheld consoles are struggling. Does it entice you to add a UMD-free PSP to your hardware collection?