Warning: what you are about to read is entirely unsubstantiated, so take it how you will, but according to 1UP, a number of unnamed but big name retailers have given Sony an ultimatum. Either drop the price on the PSP (which hasn't been dropped since exactly a year ago today
), or face the possibility of said retailers ceasing to carry the product altogether. (For reference, according to 1UP PSP hardware shipments were down 72% percent last fall compared to 2005, with just 10,000 units moved.) With figures like that and a price that practically insists consumers buy a cheap little DS Lite, we can kind of understand why retailers are up in arms over the waste of precious shelf space the PSP has apparently become; something is in the works though, as supposedly at Sony's Destination PlayStation event, they talked up something or other that put retailers' minds at ease -- what that is or isn't
, we don't know. So we can only sit back and hope that if Sony won't listen to its customers, perhaps it'll listen to its channel sales partners.
[Via PSP Fanboy