The PSP has been the most popular handheld game system by serious gamers. Now, slated for release in early October, is PSPgo. It’s a new and improved version of the PSP that plans to extend your handheld enjoyment even further.
Sony is relying on the success of the PSPgo, which relies on downloading games from the Playstation Network. Cell phones have been taking a slice of the handheld game market as the iPhone and other touchscreen models offer download capabilities and better control.
The PSPgo has a large, bright 3.8-inch screen. It has a 16GB hard drive to store a wide variety of games and movies you choose to download from the Playstation Network. Bluetooth support allows use of wireless headsets.
PSPgo is ideal for today’s on-the move consumers who prefer not to carry around disc-based content and are looking for on-demand entertainment. With the steady expansion of broadband network infrastructure, the number of users who download and enjoy digital entertainment content has been increasing remarkably. To address this growing trend, PSPgo replaces the UMD drive with 16GB of flash memory to store a variety of digital entertainment content, offering users unlimited possibilities of portable digital entertainment delivered through PlayStation Network. PSPgo, smaller and lighter than ever with a sophisticated design featuring an easy sliding display panel, is truly pocket-sized and can be taken everywhere.
In order to meet the needs of the growing number of PlayStation Network users looking for digital entertainment content, SCE along with third party developers and publishers will continue to enhance the content line-up within PlayStation Store for the launch of PSPgo, scheduled this fall. More and more new and attractive titles will become available for download from PlayStation Store as well as on UMD. This broad content offering across all genres includes new games, free-demos, Playstation One classics for PSP, add-on items for game titles, and trailers. In addition to accessing PlayStation Store directly from PSP using the built-in wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) feature or through the Playstation-3 (PS3) computer entertainment system. You’ll also be able to access and download a variety of entertainment content through your PC using Media Go-3, a new software application, available by Sony.
PSPgo will be available in Piano Black and Pearl White, two of the most popular colors since the launch of the original PSP system in 2004. Along with PSP-3000, PSPgo will further enhance the unmatched portable gaming and entertainment experience by offering users more opportunity to enjoy their favorite entertainment content such as games, videos, music and photos anytime, anywhere.
It’s been five years since the introduction of the original PSP. The PSPgo hopes to improve the overall personal game experience. The answer remains to be seen if this new game system, with its price tag of $249, will grab the attention of existing PSP fans and garner new ones as the holiday season approaches. In light of economic times, would people spend $249 for a PSPgo when they can get an iPhone or other phone for about $100 and use a wide berth of game download services. We’re certain that Sony will be pumping out ads this fall to get people going for PSPgo.