It's taken a year, but Sony has addressed the main criticism we had of the PSP Go: its price. Santa Claus had wielded his price hatchet, cutting the asking rate by almost half from AU$450 down to AU$250.
When we reviewed the Go last year, we found much to like about the design (pocket-friendly form factor, good looks, game pausing and so forth), but our jaws still hurt from the sticker shock.
The new retail price takes effect from 1 November 2010. On top of the newly competitive pricing, PSP Go buyers will be able to download 10 free games of Sony's choosing from the PlayStation Store:
- Assassins Creed: Bloodlines
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
- Gran Turismo
- Avatar: The Game
- MotorStorm Arctic Edge
- Need for Speed: Shift
- Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice
- FIFA World Cup South Africa
- Wipeout Pure
The free game offer lasts until 31 January 2011 and is available to all PSP Go owners who have activated their devices on the PlayStation Network after 1 April 2010.
If you qualify for the free games, use your PSP Go to download the PSP Go Promotion Theme and receive your free download codes.