By Irishjohn 16 Comments
I have a problem.
I want to buy a PSP Go.
I should explain my “problem.” I don’t have a problem with Sony as a corporation. I don’t want this short post to devolve into a complaint about fanboys, but I don’t believe in loyalty to enormous companies that just want to make money. My problem is specifically this: when the PSP Go was first leaked/announced, my gut reaction was completely negative. It looked ugly. They hadn’t changed enough to get me interested. The price was way, WAY too high. The whole thing felt like a huge misstep on Sony’s part.
Now I want one.
I’m willing to spend money I really shouldn’t, money I’ll be lamenting later in the year when I read about other people playing Brutal Legend or Forza 3 or whatever game I couldn’t afford to grab. A brand new PSP 3000 is considerably cheaper. It also has a UMD drive. I have fallen hook line and sinker for buying a new shiny thing and playing PS1 games on it.
The craziest thing is, I used to own a PSP. I traded it in, because I never played it! And here I am, back at square one. I have to assume that I am the worst example of a consumer in an economy as messed up as this one. I could satisfy my desire to play PSP games and still get a cheaper option, without even having to go second hand. Yet, I feel the need, the burning desire, to own the new model.
I wondered, when the PSP Go emerged into the spotlight, what Sony thought they were doing exactly. Well, now I know. Whether or not I actually get the thing, people like me are the problem.I I