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Rumor: GameStop tweaks PSP2 price to $299.99

An internal GameStop database screenshot shows a listing for "Sony PSP NGP," with a release date of 01/01/12 and a price of $299.99. If the leak is to be believed, Sony's next-gen portable could sport the highest launch price ever for a major handheld game system.

The games retailer initially listed the device at a ridiculous $999.99, but that, of course, was just a placeholder. Of course, GameStop has no problems listing prices for products it hasn't received official prices for, so everything should be taken with a grain of salt.

But by listing the PSP2 at $300, it must have some confidence it won't be any more expensive than that. Given that the 3DS will cost $250 and Sony's previous system, the PSPgo, was also $250, a $300 price point sounds pretty plausible. Nevertheless, a price that high could be a barrier-to-entry to even loyal PlayStation fans, though it's at least easier to digest than the $600 PS3 launch price.

The other issue still unanswered is when the PSP2 will be released. Sony has said it plans to launch it sometime later this year. GameStop's listing of January 1, 2012 sounds like the very definition of a placeholder, meaning that, like the rest of us, it probably has no idea.

It probably has no idea about the price either, but it does seem reasonable to set it at $300 or under.

[Source: Mukyou.com]

Feb 9, 2011

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25 comments

  • mrknowldge - April 1, 2011 12:57 p.m.

    O.k Hear me out NGP $249.99 or $299.99 with Free Game! and 3G NGP provided by AT&T $349.99 but $99.99!! Plus Free Game for early adopters. (Since Early Adopters always get it in the #$@$#@) lol with a 2-Year Contract (Because you still need to pay for 3G $15 bucks 200mb or 25 bucks 2,000mb a month anyhow) !or Better Yet...FREE!! I think this strategy would be both beneficial to SONY and AT&T so I hope they put their brains together on this one and make it happen! I hope you all agree!
  • Spybreak8 - February 13, 2011 3:17 a.m.

    I already made up my mind that my fictional buy will be the 3DS. Now to get enough money to pay off bills, loans, console games and a handheld. >< Well my birthday is coming up lol.
  • HeroOfAiur - February 11, 2011 3 a.m.

    Hopefully both go on sale for these prices, 'cause I just might have to get both! reCaptcha: morther Galliers, whats up with these?
  • Exocolonist - February 10, 2011 4:24 p.m.

    $300 seems a reasonable cost for the NGP, also should figure chances are stores like Gamestop will offer a trade in special to recieve the NGP at a lower cost like they are doing now with the 3DS being $100 off with the trade in of DSiXL
  • WillisTron - February 10, 2011 12:40 p.m.

    @reeperskull It's not 'fact' that anyone who chooses to buy a 3DS of the PSP2 is a 'moron'...
  • RavielDeSilverlake - February 10, 2011 7:27 a.m.

    Heck, if it's just about 300$++ then it may be a day-one buy for me. 3G in my country is pretty slow so wifi is more than enough to me now.
  • moan4stalone - February 10, 2011 5:23 a.m.

    At 300 for the basic ngp opp psp2 this is the perfect price point. 350 for the 3g model and I think I may get one for christmas.
  • NeoKef - February 10, 2011 5:22 a.m.

    So far, that sounds good to me. All thats left is to see how they handle the 3G in America. That's whats going to make or break this thing for gamers.
  • SideOfBeef - February 10, 2011 4:31 a.m.

    Huh,I thought it was expected to be $349ish. $299 sounds pretty decent for what the thing supposedly offers.
  • pimpdaddie - February 10, 2011 4:29 a.m.

    Good luck selling that piece of shit sony
  • reeperskull - February 10, 2011 2:41 a.m.

    @cyberninja yes i am a total sony fanboy but i must have hit a nerve there for you to get mad over fact. i will admit the 10 year old part could have been left out but personally thats all nintendos ever been in my opinion. im sure if you love zelda and pokemon your going to love the 3ds but its not my cup of tea and the ngp seems like the better value. also it dosent take a fanboy to notice that the more mature and hardcore titles will be on the ngp nintendo is more for the kids and casuals.
  • BlindMarksman - February 10, 2011 2:10 a.m.

    @reeperskull LOL! You funny, man! Anyways, although i was excited when i saw what this little machine was capable of, i was worried that the pricetag would be a bit too high to keep my interest, but if it does turn out like this, then the idea of getting one of these babies isn´t so "Farfetch´d" (C Wut i did thar) Now i have yet to see which portable i am more likely to get, as they bot have some amazing features!
  • Cyberninja - February 10, 2011 2:01 a.m.

    @reeperskul i can tell your a clear sony fanboy 3ds will be a great handheld because of the gameline up so far it has some games that appeal to everyone. and the price is reasonable unless its a download only model because i haven't seen a game slot of any kind.
  • Shagnasty - February 10, 2011 1:38 a.m.

    Yeah if they can keep it at $300, you know they gotta be losing money on the hardware and hoping to make it up in software sales like they did with the fat PS3. This thing is about as stacked as a $600 phone.
  • reeperskull - February 10, 2011 12:07 a.m.

    thats actually a realy good price for an extra $50 over the 3ds you get graphics a generation ahead of the 3ds with more features and dual anolag sticks. anyone that choose a 3ds for some bad 3d and over priced n64 ports would have to be a moron(or 10 yrs old and really likes pokemon).
  • KaiokenKid - February 9, 2011 11:45 p.m.

    Actauly, 300 dollars is the best conceivable price for this thing. Anyone expecting anything lower is just being unrealistic.
  • ThatOneGuy - February 9, 2011 11:17 p.m.

    Not a hater of PSPs, just pointing it out
  • ThatOneGuy - February 9, 2011 11:16 p.m.

    I think it's kind of funny how many people were complaining that the 3DS is $249 USD not that a PSP2 is $299.
  • RebornKusabi - February 9, 2011 11:14 p.m.

    Then you add in games and the fact that we still don't have a pricing for the 3G version of PSP2 and it might end up being around the $500+ (price of system and and two games priced). Oh and I guess the reCAPTCHA has decided to start making up it's own language now lol
  • NotBraze - February 9, 2011 10:54 p.m.

    The question also comes into play how the storage is going to be handled. Will there only be one model with the same amount of storage across the board, or will it follow Apple's lead with a few different options for storage. Basically, is $299 *the* price for the NGP or is it the *starting* price for the lowest capacity model?

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