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PSP Price Gets Cut To $129.99

Your favorite PSP, now just a bit cheaper.

It’s probably not the best time to purchase a PSP, since work on Sony's next handheld is well underway, but if you're on the hunt, you'll probably be happy to know that the price is about to drop on the PSP-3000. According to a recent PS blog post, starting this February 27, the cost for will shoot down to a more agreeable $129.99 price point. Also, those “entertainment packs” will receive a cut, too. You’ll be looking at $159.99 on those.
    


But, wait, that’s not all--Sony is also opening up its PSP Greatest Hits library to more games. Soon, the following will be available with special packaging at $19.99:


And the following will receive a “Favorites” listing, which takes the price down to $9.99:


As you’ve probably noticed via omission thus far, the PSPgo will continue to be sold at $199.99, but I’ll note that some online retailers, including GameStop, are out of stock at the moment. Think Sony's going to keep restocking those, or is the PSPgo slowly getting discontinued? 
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Posted by BradNicholson

It’s probably not the best time to purchase a PSP, since work on Sony's next handheld is well underway, but if you're on the hunt, you'll probably be happy to know that the price is about to drop on the PSP-3000. According to a recent PS blog post, starting this February 27, the cost for will shoot down to a more agreeable $129.99 price point. Also, those “entertainment packs” will receive a cut, too. You’ll be looking at $159.99 on those.
    


But, wait, that’s not all--Sony is also opening up its PSP Greatest Hits library to more games. Soon, the following will be available with special packaging at $19.99:


And the following will receive a “Favorites” listing, which takes the price down to $9.99:


As you’ve probably noticed via omission thus far, the PSPgo will continue to be sold at $199.99, but I’ll note that some online retailers, including GameStop, are out of stock at the moment. Think Sony's going to keep restocking those, or is the PSPgo slowly getting discontinued? 
Posted by rjayb89

I'll think about it.

Posted by Goku13K

Sweet, about time it got a price cut
Posted by RE_Player1

Might have to pick up Peace Walker now. 

Posted by nunami

time to buy! 

Posted by jking47

meh, kinda interested in some psp games but I really should have bought one before they announced the NGP if I was gonna get it

Posted by Gnorbooth

Great news.  Haven't had a handheld since the Gameboy Color.   I've been biding my time to pick one up so that I could shred through Persona 3 Portable.  That's all I would need.

Posted by MisterMouse

why not just make it 100 dollars... or 99.99

Posted by joebootoo

 Might have to pick up MHFU for 10 bones.

Posted by VisariLoyalist

this will have no effect

Posted by amomjc

A price cut after they announced the NGP? Please, its not as much as a generous offering to the public as it is a blatant "hey we need to get rid of this crap before the new one comes in!"

Posted by Halberdierv2

Peace Walker and Killzone Liberation for spare change? Nice!

Posted by WilliamRLBaker

any one know if this applies to psp go?
Posted by HydraHam

When pspgo is 99-125 i will glady pick it up

Posted by sopranosfan

I want but the NGP is coming out but I probably won't be able to afford that.  I am so confused right now.
Posted by nickystixx

finally.

Posted by Chris2KLee

Definitely getting ready for an NGP launch, be interesting to see if Japan gets a similar cut since the system is still doing relatively well here, and just got a boost from MHP3rd.

Posted by Aus_azn

I'd bet that PSPgos are just being silently discontinued at this point.

Posted by MrKlorox

Really? That thing is still more than $100 USD?

Posted by bshirk

I really shouldn't have bought one used for $100 last month. Fuck.

Posted by RetroVirus

I wonder if one day all the PSP's  will eventually end up in a landfill...

Posted by TooWalrus

Man, I really wanted a PSP go, I wish they'd drop the price on that. No, I'm totally not being sarcastic. There are like 10 PSP games I want to play, and I love the design and digital distribution the Go has to offer.

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Posted by gla55jAw

Weren't the 2000 bundles like $129.99? Sony is terrible with this pricing stuff.

Posted by crusader8463

Interesting. If every penny I got wasn't being put towards getting a new PC I would love to pick up a PSP. Since sadly it seems to be about the only platform that people make turn based strategy RPGs of any kind of quality for any more.

Posted by LiquidPrince

Pretty great price for the system.

Posted by Raven_Sword

I actualy would recommend people just save up for the NGP. but that is a pretty good price for the PSP. I might get Peace Walker now.
Posted by TorMasturba

And yet, as good as this new price may be, I still don't feel the intense urge to buy it. Ah well...

Posted by Jrad

Oh christ what. I was just about to buy one the other day. This is a godsend.

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

140 for a PSP + Monster Hunter or 290 for a Nintendo 3ds and Pokemon Black?
 
Fuck, Nintendo, you lose this time.

Posted by Underachiever007
@VisariLoyalist said:
" this will have no effect "
Posted by Kjellm87
@TaliciaDragonsong: If there's still a demand on the DS, why would they lower it.
Posted by Ford_Prefect

The one system I halfway regret buying. Other than Lumines and Puzzle Quest, totally forgettable.

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong
@Kjellm87: 
Not saying they should, but 140 for a handheld that can do more then play games is pretty awesome. 
Mainly because I'm a Monster Hunter addict tho.
But my urge to pokemon is stronger then my urge to murder pokemon like creatures...for now!
Posted by Kjellm87
@TaliciaDragonsong: 
This remind me that I should give Monster Hunter a go,
I keep hearing good things.
Posted by TaliciaDragonsong
@Kjellm87: 
Didn't play Tri yet on the Wii?
It was the game that got me interested in the series, it kinda reminded me of Phantasy Star Online which I (still do at times) played so much on the Gamecube.
Its good fun, especially online with a few good duders.
Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

I need to get another PSP before the NGP is released, but I'm hoping the price will drop even further the closer we get to launch.

Posted by 71Ranchero

Considering that its the software thats the problem and not the console itself, thats a pretty good deal. If you dont have an Ipod touch or something like that I would say snap one up. The media abilitys more than make up for the limited software, and its not like there arent a handful of gems well worth playing. 

Posted by paulunga
@Atramentous said:
" Considering that its the software thats the problem and not the console itself, thats a pretty good deal. If you dont have an Ipod touch or something like that I would say snap one up. The media abilitys more than make up for the limited software, and its not like there arent a handful of gems well worth playing.  "
Hell, the game's listed in this story are almost enough to own one. And frankly, most people I know don't have more than 20-25 games for one system, you WILL find that many good games for it.
Posted by Kyle

I am getting dangerously close to buying a second PSP just for the TV-Out functionality of the PSP 3000.

Posted by afrofools

This is extremely tempting... But that money needs to be spent toward the NGP...

Posted by Mikemcn

Thought it said PS3 and then I was all excited... im a crazy dreamer.

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Posted by lordgodalming

My birthday present to myself just became a PSP and Crisis Core. And probably the new Parasite Eve. Why not?

Posted by buft
@crusader8463 said:
" Interesting. If every penny I got wasn't being put towards getting a new PC I would love to pick up a PSP. Since sadly it seems to be about the only platform that people make turn based strategy RPGs of any kind of quality for any more. "
thats so true, the new tactics ogre is supposedly great, though there are some real gems like Jeanne D'arc, most of the Disagea titles and of course FF Tactics. the lord of the rings game is worth a mention but not nearly as deep as the others.
Posted by Punk1984
@buft said:
" @crusader8463 said:
" Interesting. If every penny I got wasn't being put towards getting a new PC I would love to pick up a PSP. Since sadly it seems to be about the only platform that people make turn based strategy RPGs of any kind of quality for any more. "
thats so true, the new tactics ogre is supposedly great, though there are some real gems like Jeanne D'arc, most of the Disagea titles and of course FF Tactics. the lord of the rings game is worth a mention but not nearly as deep as the others. "
The new version of Final Fantasy Tactics is a work of art and Jeanne D'arc was surprisingly deep
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@Punk1984: yeah when i bought Jeanne D'arc (because i couldnt find tactics anywhere at the time ) i was blown away by it, i actually think i might prefer it over tactics.
Posted by TehFlan
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
" 140 for a PSP + Monster Hunter or 290 for a Nintendo 3ds and Pokemon Black?  Fuck, Nintendo, you lose this time. "
Pokemon Black is for DS, not 3DS, so unless you don't own any kind of DS, you can just spend $35 on it, and even if you don't have a DS, you could just buy a DSi/Lite for what I assume is about the same amount of money as buying a PSP and play Pokemon Black on that.
Posted by FesteringNeon

I should definitely sell my my PSPgo. It's just sitting in a drawer at work, collecting dust : /

Posted by UnsolvedParadox

I'm awfully tempted, but with the NGP on the way and the known screen line issue on the 3000 series, I'm still reluctant...

Posted by Azteck

And I still don't want one. Go figure!

Posted by Ben99

they should pull out their UMDs already . Cheap shot Sony...

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