PSP Go is gone


20 Apr 2011

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The Sony PSP Go has reportedly ‘completed’ its production and shipment in Japan, meaning this particular model of the PSP could be discontinued globally.

According to Japanese site Impress Watch, an official statement from Sony Computer Entertainment said that while there would still be support and firmware updates for the devices, there will be no further stock of this model of the PlayStation Portable.

The PSP-3000, however, is still in production and will continue until its upcoming successor the NGP is released at the end of 2011.

The PSP Go was released in 2009 as an alternative PSP model with a slide-out controller.

It did not feature a UMD drive and ran games directly downloaded from the PlayStation Store. It had 16 GB of internal flash memory to store games, video, pictures and other media.

However, sales were disappointing, as many criticised the high price of this version of the handheld gaming device.