Seriously, I don't understand what the point of the PSPgo is. They took away the UMD, and they didn't put another analog stick on there. They changed the form factor in to something similar to the Sony Mylo. Seriously, is all this worth the price they charge for it? I don't think so.
I think a lot of people dont think it is worth it, unless they don't already have a psp. Unless sony decided that they will digitally convert all of some peoples collections to this there would be no point in buying it whatso ever. I think it is another potential flop for them, unless they are still keeping a must have feature secret from everyone, which i doubt.
I totally agree- I have a PSP 1001 model that I play all the time. All of my games are already copied to the memory stick (I have the original UMDs as well because I'm legit), and it has access to the Playstation store, so it already does everything the GO can.
The difference? 32Mb more RAM- only really useful for emulating GBA/Nintendo 64 games or web browsing, neither of which I do on my PSP.
I just don't see it selling to people that already have a psp, its only reasonable market would be non psp owners, and even though i don't have a psp i wouldn't buy one because i do all my game shopping in the used section of game stores. Something you can't do with digital downloads.
Ya, this is for people who didn't care, but now would want a small PSP with all digital games and pay a substantial price increase for it. Its a luxury item and will sell low volume. WTF were they thinking??? They need something cheap and innovative to counter the DSi.... instead we get this...
No one has released a small gaming device that plays new games, but has the sexiness/form factor of the GameBoy Micro. That is one of the devices I have always wanted to own and play with. Have a small device with a big screen that can play 360 games! That would be huge!
PSP Go possible downsides (depending on your perspective, I guess):
1) no UMD slot means download-only, not both UMD and download choices like current units offer
2) 3.8 inch screen compared to larger 4.3 inch on every other PSP
3) non-removable battery means no means to replace it yourself when it eventually loses capacity to hold charge and doesn't last long between charges. This will happen in a couple of years for most people using it fairly often without the AC adaptor. Also no extended trips with a spare battery. No high-capacity optional battery choice like we have with current PSPs.
4) more cramped controls
5) integrated memory of 16GB is not removable (if it fails, it cannot be switched). You're looking at either expensive out-of-warranty work or warranty return downtime. Like all flash memory, it has limited write life. Plus 16GB memory stick + full-featured PSP is actually cheaper than the PSP Go. I don't see this changing unless Sony cut the price.
PSP Go new features:
* Compact size & lighter weight
Downloading is not a new feature. Current PSPs have been able to download off Sony's store for ages. Wi-Fi or USB cable + internet-connected machine.