Analyst say PSP price cut soon

PSPAccording to P.J.McNealy of American Technology Research we can expect a price cut for the PSP sometime during the holiday season. Apparently, Sony is stockpiling finished gaming hardware which is believed to be PSPs. Although hardware sales have been pretty solid with 20 million units sold shipped, the DS is still on top with 21 million units sold, a slim lead. However, hardware sales don’t tell the whole story. The DS has been stomping the PSP in terms of software sales with new games such as Brain Age and Nintendogs that appeal to a wider audience. A $50 price cut (bringing the price down to $150) combined with the future firmware update that will allow downloadable PSOne and a GPS receiver could give Sony the edge it needs to overtake Nintendo in the portable gaming war.

Thanks to murder1 for pointing out that the PSP has only shipped 20 million and not sold that many. Mea cupla.

[via CNNMoney.com]

12 Responses to “Analyst say PSP price cut soon”

  1. 1 murder1

    Sorry to correct you but you have a small mistake in the story. The psp had shipped 20 million units not sold 20 million. It can be a big difference. I would like to see 20 million sold but it hasn’t happened yet.

  2. 2 Mitchyd

    Yeah but with that info, they are saying the PSP has only sold like 13 million total… I don’t believe there are 7 million unsold, shipped PSP’s…..

    (13 was a number I read somewhere, QJ I think)

  3. 3 fredsst

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  4. 4 Superman

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  5. 5 Mitchyd

    Yeah. I love it more than ever. :)

  6. 6 ZephyrWest

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  7. 7 Mitchyd

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  8. 8 fredsst

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  9. 9 ZephyrWest

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  10. 10 Mitchyd

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  11. 11 DOX

    http://www.pspworld.com/sony-psp/news/sony-no-psp-price-cut-planned-005549.php

    this website states that there will not be a psp price cut but I still hope that u are right can u look in to it?

  12. 12 DOX

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