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Sony To Sell PSP Go For £159.99 In UK

The price of Sony's medialess portable gaming console, the PSP Go, has been falling steadily over the past 24 hours with the device selling for as little as £159.99, a whopping £65 cut from the suggested price of £225.

Online retailer totalPDA (opens in new tab) appears to be the first one to sell the PSP Go for this price with free priority delivery with Amazon flogging the gadget for £175 (opens in new tab), again including delivery.

Only a few hours ago, Sony announced that it would be cutting the price of the console in North America to $199, a drop of $50 from its original RRP.

Japanese gamers will get an even greater discount with prices of the PSP Go - which was released just over one year ago - tumbling down by more than $110.

It is not known whether the move by Sony was motivated by poor sales worldwide. Amazon reports that the PSP Go has been their best selling PSP console, surpassing the standard PSP-3000 model which is around £25 cheaper.

The PSP Go is almost half the size of the PSP-3000 and weighs 160g, making it as portable as the majority of slide out smartphones on the market.

It comes with a 3.8-inch screen, 16GB internal memory, Bluetooth 2.0 technology, Wi-Fi, support for M2 and the ability to download content from the Playstation Network.

Critics however have panned it for not supporting the popular UMD storage format, something that prevented gamers from reusing their existing games on the new console.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.