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Sony has today announced a price cut for the PlayStation Portable Go (PSPgo) hand held and completely online gaming device.  This comes as the rumours firm for the platform moving to a PSP Phone format.

Sony has today given out the new pricing of the pocket sized PSPgo device.  The slow selling online only gaming platform has dropped to AU$249.95 in Australia from November 1st.

Critically the information includes a limited time only offer to continue the 10 free games with the purchase of a go.  Up until January 31st 2011 buying a PSPgo will also include the following games to load onto your 16GB onboard memory.


*         Assassins Creed: Bloodlinesâ„¢ (Ubisoft)
*         Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Rockstar Games)
*         Gran Turismoâ„¢ (Polyphony Digital, Inc. SCE)
*         James Cameron's AVATARâ„¢: The Game (Ubisoft)
*         LittleBigPlanetâ„¢ (Media Molecule, SCE)
*         MotorStorm® Arctic Edge (Evolution Studios, SCE)
*         NEED FOR SPEED SHIFT (EA)
*         Pursuit Forceâ„¢: Extreme Justice (BigBig, SCE)
*         2010 FIFA World Cup South Africaâ„¢ (EA Sports)
*         WipEout® Pure (SCE Worldwide Studios )



January 31st is an interesting date to have as a cut-off.  iTWIre.com has recently spoken to a reliable source in the game development field, who is currently producing content using a SDK for a device colloquially referred to as a PlayStation Phone.

The team-up between Sony entertainment division and SonyEricsson is pretty much a no brainer (if it wasn't for the presence of those iPhone and Nintendo DS thingies in the marketplace).  Likewise refreshing the PSP brand will be high on the priority list at Sony HQ

Endgaget has recently run images of the rumoured device.  Whilst the images are not the sexiest around, the specifications are somewhat tantalising.



A 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 processor, 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, and a 3.7"-4.1" screen. Running the recently announced Android 3.0 platform, known as Gingerbread.

I imagine the rumours will firm further as the year runs out, and we should see a PSP Phone hitting the market around March 2011.

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Mike Bantick

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Having failed to grow up Bantick continues to pursue his childish passions for creative writing, interactive entertainment and showing-off through adulthood. In 1994 Bantick began doing radio at Melbourne’s 102.7 3RRRFM, in 1997 transferring to become a core member of the technology show Byte Into It. In 2003 he wrote briefly for the The Age newspaper’s Green Guide, providing video game reviews. In 2004 Bantick wrote the news section of PC GameZone magazine. Since 2006 Bantick has provided gaming and tech lifestyle stories for iTWire.com, including interviews and opinion in the RadioactivIT section.

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