Sony has just confirmed what was rumored yesterday, that the production of the PSP Go has been terminated, so that the company can focus on getting its Next Generation Portable ready for launch.
Sony's PSP Go wasn't the most successful console in recent years, but the company continued to support it, and even made a price cut
in North America a few months ago, in order to attract customers.
Now, it seems that the Japanese company is throwing in the towel, and has revealed to Kotaku that the production of the PSP Go has been stopped, and won't be restarted, "in order to concentrate on the NGP."
The remaining stocks of PSP Go devices will be sold until they're gone, so, if you want to get your hands on the short-lived portable console, then you need to act fast.
As revealed yesterday, Sony will continue to focus on its portable gaming efforts, with the company concentrating to get the Next Generation Portable ready for release.
"It is a very exciting time for PlayStation portable devices," Sony said. "Before the end of the year we are launching NGP, our next generation portable device, which we believe will revolutionize portable gaming. In the meantime, the current generation of PSPs continue to be in demand, especially since the introduction of our value for money, Essentials range of games and we will continue to meet that demand."
The PSP-3000 will remain the only current PlayStation Portable model on sale, with Sony implementing a recent discount for it both in North America, where it costs $129.99
, as well as in Europe, where the recommended price is now €129.99
, but not in the UK.
The PSP Go was much pricier than that, despite not having the UMD drive of the PSP-3000 and relying only on digital downloads to receive games or applications, both being contributing factors to the decision of stopping its production.