Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/09/16/nedgame_psp_go/
Retailer says 'No' to PSP Go!
Slams Sony and its latest console
Sony would probably have you believe that retailers are climbing over one another to stock the PSP Go! But one Dutch retailer has refused to stock the firm’s latest handheld console.
Nedgame, a nine-store videogame chain in the Netherlands, has posted a message to customers on its website that it has decided not to stock the PSP Go!
The retailer appears to be unhappy with the console’s inability to import games and its download-only games sales strategy – presumably a reference to the console’s lack of a UMD drive.
Nedgame is also unhappy with the seemingly high cost of a PSP Go!, compared to the PSP-3000. Locally, the PSP Go! sells for €249 (£221/$365), according to Nedgame, while the PSP-3000 is a more pocketable €169.
All these factors will put punters off, the retailer reckons, so there's no point stocking the device, it feels.
Despite stocking other Sony equipment, Nedgame doesn’t appear to be much of a fan of the Japanese electronics giant.
“Sony cut the consumer choice and thus creates a monopoly on the Psp Go! game sales,” said the firm by way of Google's translation service. “We see this as a very bad development for both the consumer and the retailer.”
Nedgame will continue to support the PSP-3000.
Sony won’t release the PSP Go! into UK stores until next month. It will cost £225. ®