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PSPgo with 10 free games (sony offer) reduced to £150.00 instore at asda

£150.00 @ Asda
just got back from asda living store at teesside park after looking for the philips headphones offer (none BTW) i saw on the shelf dummy boxes for black PSPgo's which are reduced from £200 to … Read More
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7y, 1w agoFound 7 years, 1 week ago
just got back from asda living store at teesside park after looking for the philips headphones offer (none BTW)


i saw on the shelf dummy boxes for black PSPgo's which are reduced from £200 to £150.

not only that but sony are doing an offer where you get 10 free games for it

http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/10-free-games-for-psp-go/687945
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#1
Bit of a failed product for Sony. No upgrade path for owners of previous PSP models. Competition from iphone and itouch and others, and from apps for games. I decided against purchasing one of these. I expect the price to fall further.
#2
if they had sold it ass the same price at the regular PSP then it wouldve sold loads i think.

i have one (got it for around this price on launch day whilst in the US!) as well as a phat CFW & 2000. i have to say i prefer the PSPgo than the others but only get games when on offer!
#3
Yep a bit of a flop . Shops not selling it because they can't sell the games to customers afterwards as no UMD drive fitted, customers not wanting it because the games are more expensive online than in the shops and no disc to trade in against new games. Even Sony have admitted it was an 'experiment'
http://www.joystiq.com/2010/06/08/sony-psp-go-experiment-revealed-love-of-physical-media/ . Not a great way to convince people to buy it . Shame really as i bet its a good bit of kit !.
banned#4
Plenty of good offers on PSN for psp games now, plus the 10 free games means your getting this for free.
I still don't think download only is the way forward. People will always want boxed products.
#5
What narked me

The new Need for Speed game was £32.99 on PSN and only £19.99 on UMD :(
#6
yeah, a big fat flop, SONY managed to annoy retail, by offering no return custom, by only offering download games and alienating those who bought it by having no umd compatability and overpriced downloads. could have been great, Screwed up by SONY
#7
well it works for me LOL

i dont mind downloads so long as the price it same if not cheaper than shops. take the psp essentials they've just released, £9.99 in shops but £6.99 on the store! fantastic! theres also the mini games, which if you have them on your PS3 you can also copy them over to the PSP. all the games i've bought are on my go, 2000 & my wifes 2000, all for the price of 1 game :)

right now i've got my PSPgo in its cradle, connected to my 50" TV & playing resistance retribution using my PS3 controller! :):):):)
#8
I do concur, that if the price of the console was £100 from the date it was first available then many more people would own one by now.

The "ten free games" offer is not limited to Asda, of course, it is an incentive from Sony directly & can even be applied to used consoles (as long as they meet the criteria of the offer).

FYI: My "Misc" thread from 6 weeks ago...

Ten free games offer for PSP Go console

I purchased a pre-owned (but unused) console & received the redemption code for the ten titles just over 21 hours after activating the offer (by downloading a special theme from the PlayStation Store).

The PSPgo console was never designed to replace the existing PSP-1000/2000/3000 series. It was meant to co-exist with the PSP-3000 model (that is still being manufactured). An upgrade path for previous PlayStation Portable customers with existing Universal Media Disc titles was considered prior to the launch of the PSPgo but it caused too many issues with copyright control (across worldwide regions) & technical issues with making digital-only versions of some titles where the publishers/developers were no longer trading.

As I have mentioned in a few threads, so please excuse me if I am repeating myself, the prices of the digital deliveries from PlayStation Network (Store) [for both PSP & PS3 titles] are kept artificially high so that there is an incentive for retailers to stock the Sony hardware. In the case of the PSPgo, however, this has subsequently alienated the consumers as they are restricted to just one source of purchase. The same is true for the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad & the Apple/iTunes "App Store", of course, but the Apple hardware has never supported physical media.

That said, the newly released PSP "Essentials" range available on the European PlayStation Store are as cheap, if not cheaper, than any other retailer at present (& have been that way since they were introduced on 4 June 2010):

There is a list of the titles in my "Ten free games offer for PSP Go console" thread.

All the download-only issues aside (that Sony have recently gone on record to say was "just a test" to see if the market was ready for this sole delivery method), I have many PSP consoles (1000, 2000, & 3000 series models; from the UK & Japan, purchased over a number of years), but just a single PSPgo console (purchased very recently).

I am, however, very tempted to buy more PSPgo consoles (for my kids to use) at the price mentioned in this deal listing as the amount saved with the "ten free games" offer means the console is effectively free (based on the prices the titles are listed [today] on the PlayStation Store).

"Remote Play" using a SIXAXIS or DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller connected by Bluetooth to a PSPgo is a great addition to the existing PlayStation Portable features, and if you own the "Play TV" product you can also connect remotely to your PS3 console to watch recorded content.

When my iPhone 3GS contract expires in December this year, I will not be renewing it. Issues with the iPhone hardware & operating system aside, I find the Apple gaming experience too "casual" with varying degrees of quality (albeit, I acknowledge, at a much reduced price compared to other handheld gaming devices).

I am considering just using Skype on my PSPgo for voice calls instead.

BFN,

fp.

PS. I am also in favour of retaining physical media for as long as practically possible. The PSPgo (or any other digital download-only device) will never be my main gaming console. I summarised my thoughts on this issue in a Blog post over two years ago: "Virtually Physical".
#9
i'm not good at explaining things so knew, with having a PSP deal, that it wouldnt be long before FP came along to give the full info! LOL

thanks fp :)
#10
quidditys_shore
i'm not good at explaining things so knew, with having a PSP deal, that it wouldnt be long before FP came along to give the full info! LOL

thanks fp :)


I think that was a complement :) You're very welcome.

PS. It is not only Sony that is considering digital-only deliveries...

3DS Is The Next Step To Better Digital Distribution For Nintendo (Siliconera.com)

BFN,

fp.
#11
Maybe I will get this at £50. Maybe.
#12
5.5yr old hardware.

I think it's time for a new PSP rather than minor updates.
#13
Only got to drop another £140 and i'll buy one complete crap product.
#14
K1LLER HORNET
5.5yr old hardware.

I think it's time for a new PSP rather than minor updates.


If you know facts like this, you'll also know a new model is coming.

BFN,

fp.
#15
Whatever you say about the console is does come with 10 free games; are we talking full games? If so its definetly worth it for a PSP fan (the few left)
#16
PS. quidditys_shore: Did you actually see a sale of the console at this price, or just the boxes &/or shelf-edge labels marked up for £150.

I have a feeling that if I turn up at my local store then the consoles will not have been reduced.

I regularly see deal threads stating that certain games are reduced in-store at Asda, but the stores I visit never seem to lower their prices to match.

Has anybody else seen PSPgo consoles at £150 in their local Asda store?

BFN,

fp.
#17
fp - no didnt see a sale, but it wasnt one of these store sepcific clearances (these seem to be the ones with the red round reduced stickers on)

this was on the shelf above the PSP games. it had its own printed shelf edge label
#18
I tend to think the people who moan most about PSPGo's are the one wanting to do piracy and realising that this puts a stop to it.

Ofcourse Nintendo and Sony will be doing all they can to stop it and digital delivery is just one way of doing it.
#19
shadowdogg
I tend to think the people who moan most about PSPGo's are the one wanting to do piracy and realising that this puts a stop to it.

Ofcourse Nintendo and Sony will be doing all they can to stop it and digital delivery is just one way of doing it.


I'm no pirate but I don't want to be tied into Sony's price point when I can buy the more versatile UMD format cheaper elsewhere. It's a good price, especially with 10 free games so voted hot. You can't blame the deal for the failure of the PSP Go. Sony should have made a PSP phone, they probably will now but I suspect it'll be too little too late.
#20
I don't think it's a love of physical media, it's a love of not being ripped off by having Sony and developers control the price and never lower them. The new MGS was nearly £40 on PSN which is the only way you can get games for the Go meanwhile it was about £16 on disc.
#21
Would rather have a Nintendo 3DS later this year!
#22
Sharky Rocks
Would rather have a Nintendo 3DS later this year!


Do you have a confirmed release date for this (in Europe)?

It is rumoured to be available by the end of December 2010 to beat the rise in VAT, but Nintendo have only ever confirmed a release in the current financial year (to the end of March 2011) as far as I am aware.

Also, see my comment above; you may also be restricted in some manner to digital downloads with Nintendo's new console as well.

BFN,

fp.
1 Like #23
montblanc
I don't think it's a love of physical media, it's a love of not being ripped off by having Sony and developers control the price and never lower them. The new MGS was nearly £40 on PSN which is the only way you can get games for the Go meanwhile it was about £16 on disc.


The titles are lowered in price over time.

Please see my regular "European PlayStation Store Special Offers until ..." deal listings for examples (of temporary discounted prices, &/or permanent price reductions)...

European PlayStation Store Special Offers until 18 March 2010

European PlayStation Store Special Offers until 1 April 2010

European PlayStation Store Special Offers until 15 April 2010

European PlayStation Store Special Offers until 29 April 2010

European PlayStation Store Special Offers until 12 May 2010

European PlayStation Store Special Offers until 26 May 2010 - New Permanent Price Reductions (from 19 May 2010)

European PlayStation Store Special Offers until 9 June 2010 / new Permanent Price Reductions added

European PlayStation Store Special Offers until 23 June 2010

European PlayStation Store Special Offers until 7 July 2010 * UPDATED *

European PlayStation Store Special Offers until 21 July 2010

BFN,

fp.
#24
fanpages
If you know facts like this, you'll also know a new model is coming.


Really - I know a new one is regularly being rumored to be released, but didn't know any hard evidece had turned up.

shadowdogg
I tend to think the people who moan most about PSPGo's are the one wanting to do piracy and realising that this puts a stop to it.

Ofcourse Nintendo and Sony will be doing all they can to stop it and digital delivery is just one way of doing it.


I'm pretty sure the PSP Go has been hacked.
Not really into the PSP Scene anymore so don't know for sure.
#25
fanpages

The titles are lowered in price over time.

Please see my regular "European PlayStation Store Special Offers until ..." deal listings for examples (of temporary discounted prices, &/or permanent price reductions)...

BFN,

fp.


Okay, but usually not particularly quickly, or permanently or on anything decent which is why people prefer having an older model to enjoy prices afforded by competition.
#26
K1LLER HORNET
fanpages
If you know facts like this, you'll also know a new model is coming.


Really - I know a new one is regularly being rumored to be released, but didn't know any hard evidece had turned up.


Prototypes have been in the UK since earlier this year. Software developers are working on new titles specifically for the new device.

BFN,

fp.
#27
HappyCanMan
Whatever you say about the console is does come with 10 free games; are we talking full games? If so its definetly worth it for a PSP fan (the few left)


Sorry, I missed your comment earlier.

Yes, ten games; all full versions as if you had bought them from the PlayStation Store directly.

As I mentioned previously, I have been discussing the offer for a number of weeks prior to today:

Ten free games offer for PSP Go console

BFN,

fp.
#28
very nice price, even £10 cheaper than a preowned version at GAME.
would be tempted if it wasn't only downloadable games... no trade ins then... :(
#29
Voted hot, already own a PSP 2000 so won't be getting this but probably would if I hadn't.

The PS store isn't too bad, plenty of demos, minis and PSone titles to keep you busy and there are many specials from time to time, just check every thursday. It is obviously restrictive having only that too chose from but that is why the price has dropped and some free games are available!
#30
kborom
Voted hot, already own a PSP 2000 so won't be getting this but probably would if I hadn't.

The PS store isn't too bad, plenty of demos, minis and PSone titles to keep you busy and there are many specials from time to time, just check every thursday. It is obviously restrictive having only that too chose from but that is why the price has dropped and some free games are available!


Tuesday for US Store updates.
Wednesday for European & other PAL region Store updates.
Thursday for Hong Kong & Japanese Store updates.

BFN,

fp.
#31
I think the PSPgo proves that having some kind of disc media will always be preferable. While the idea of downloadable games works, its in its execution where it fails. Downloading a PSP game (up to 1.8GB) is fine, but on a console downloading 50GB games through your ISP just isn't viable with the current infrastructure.

I think I'll just hang onto my cfw PSP 1000
#32
imdave
I think the PSPgo proves that having some kind of disc media will always be preferable. While the idea of downloadable games works, its in its execution where it fails. Downloading a PSP game (up to 1.8GB) is fine, but on a console downloading 50GB games through your ISP just isn't viable with the current infrastructure.

I think I'll just hang onto my cfw PSP 1000


Yes, I totally agree regarding downloading large amounts of data on the UK infrastructure currently in place. Major investment by BT, Virgin, other telecommunications organisations, and, not least, our Government will need to be in place before a total digital delivery method for games, & on-demand TV will be possible.

You can have own both a PSP-1000 with custom firmware & a PSPgo concurrently though; the newer model does not necessarily have to replace the other.

Do you buy Universal Media Discs at all, anyway? Or do you rely on obtaining software for your portable gaming by other means?

BFN,

fp.
#33
I'll get one once I can play my ISO/CSO collection.
#34
Jerec
I'll get one once I can play my ISO/CSO collection.


Just stick with what you are already using if you are never going to reward the publishers & developers for producing the games you enjoy playing.

BFN,

fp.
suspended#35
Sure, maybe the PSN store prices are much higher than UMD prices. But it seems like a lot of people are missing the fact that this comes with 10 free games, which actually covers, or more than covers, the additional costs incurred from purchasing from the PSN store. I mean you would have to buying a crapload of games from the store to actually be worse off.

I would buy this if i lived near an ASDA, guess i'll just wait for a similar online price (Shopto.com is a tad too much at the moment)
#36
Is this in actual ASDA supermarkets? I'm interested at this price but have never seen an ASDA home.
#37
DarkKnight
Sure, maybe the PSN store prices are much higher than UMD prices. But it seems like a lot of people are missing the fact that this comes with 10 free games, which actually covers, or more than covers, the additional costs incurred from purchasing from the PSN store. I mean you would have to buying a crapload of games from the store to actually be worse off.

I would buy this if i lived near an ASDA, guess i'll just wait for a similar online price (Shopto.com is a tad too much at the moment)


It is only a good deal if you were ever going to buy or play a sufficient quantity of the ten games on offer to offset the £150 purchase price, though, of course.

As I commented in my original "Misc" thread, I will not be playing most of them, but the other functions of the device (audio & video file player), "Remote Play", Bluetooth connectivity, and Skype supported (with the on-board microphone) make up the difference for me.

The relative new range of PSP (&, now, PS3) "minis" titles with much lower prices (comparable with the Apple "App Store") may also be attractive to some owners.

BFN,

fp.
suspended#38
fanpages
DarkKnight
Sure, maybe the PSN store prices are much higher than UMD prices. But it seems like a lot of people are missing the fact that this comes with 10 free games, which actually covers, or more than covers, the additional costs incurred from purchasing from the PSN store. I mean you would have to buying a crapload of games from the store to actually be worse off.

I would buy this if i lived near an ASDA, guess i'll just wait for a similar online price (Shopto.com is a tad too much at the moment)


It is only a good deal if you were ever going to buy or play a sufficient quantity of the ten games on offer to offset the £150 purchase price, though, of course.

As I commented in my original "Misc" thread, I will not be playing most of them, but the other functions of the device (audio & video file player), "Remote Play", Bluetooth connectivity, and Skype supported (with the on-board microphone) make up the difference for me.

The relative new range of PSP (&, now, PS3) "minis" titles with much lower prices (comparable with the Apple "App Store") may also be attractive to some owners.

BFN,

fp.


Yes, luckily they have thrown in a lot of decent games for the offer, rather than average ones that rely on quantity instead of quailty, and yes i agree with you, i would also use it mostly for it's additional features such as Skype, Movies, Music etc.
#39
fanpages
K1LLER HORNET
fanpages
If you know facts like this, you'll also know a new model is coming.


Really - I know a new one is regularly being rumored to be released, but didn't know any hard evidece had turned up.


Prototypes have been in the UK since earlier this year. Software developers are working on new titles specifically for the new device.

BFN,

fp.


Source?
#40
No... I don't have any of the code they have written, sorry.

Oh, you meant the source of the information! ;)


FYI: PSP2: Touch-screen, two cameras, games for “end 2010, beginning 2011" (VG247.com)

http://1percent.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/psp2-cobalt.jpg


PS. Who expired the thread? Has anybody been in contact with Asda & confirmed this price is not valid, or stock is no longer available at this price?

BFN,

fp.

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