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PSP Go Launch, Gran Turismo, FIFA 10 Drive 120 Percent PSP Boost In UK

The launch of the PSP Go boosted sales of Sony's portable platform 120 percent week over week in the UK -- "in line with expectations," the company says, according to media reports.
The launch of the PSP Go boosted sales of Sony's portable platform 120 percent week over week in the UK -- "in line with expectations," according to the company. Sony told GamesIndustry.biz that sales of the prior-edition PSP-3000 also enjoyed "a big lift," thanks to the launch of Gran Turismo on UMD and Electronic Arts' FIFA 2010. The company says that the new, UMD-less PSP Go sold equally well to the PSP-3000, although UK's Chart-Track isn't breaking out separate unit sales for the new platform. The download-only, redesigned PSP Go hardware launched in North America and the UK on October 1 for $249 and £224.99, respectively. Some analysts expect consumers to balk at the relatively high price -- the same cost as a full-size home console, thanks to recent cuts. The inability to transfer existing UMD discs to digital format is also a barrier to entry for potential early adopters. Gamasutra has contacted Sony seeking further information on the handheld's North American launch, and will update with any details we receive.

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