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Price Cuts (For Our Friends In Europe) Coming On PSP, Wii

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It's discount season in the lovely world of video games - specifically, gaming consoles. Sony recently announced a $50 price cut for the PS3, and now it's smaller cousin is following suit, while bringing to attention that fact that, with the coming release of the Vita, our old pal will soon be sent off to the glue factory to live on a farm. Rather than doing a straight price cut, Sony has announced a new model in the PSP family. The great disadvantage to the new SKU is that it lacks one key component: wifi. While I've griped, moaned, and been a general priss about the PSP's lack of online multiplayer, it is a useful feature, if only for downloadable PSOne titles. Also worth mentioning is the Vita's backwards compatibility, which is dependent on non-UMD PSP games. Other than that, very little seems to have changed. The system looks to have all the other capabilities of its predecessors, and is probably the way to go for those looking for a cheap handheld. No word on when (or if) the budget-priced version of the PSP will be available in other territories, but in Europe, the non-wifi model will cost 99 Euros.

Then there's Nintendo. Not content to let the folks at Sony have their fun, the company is planning a devastating onslaught of "what for," in the form of a price drop for the Wii. Europe should be receiving a smaller version of the console in time for the Christmas season, at a yet-unspecified price. According to the official Nintendo magazine, "The Wii will be released as part of a new value bundle which comes with Wii Party and Wii Sports." Further bundles are expected to be announced this fall. Not all is well in the whimsical world of Wii, however, as the slimmed-down model's price comes at the expense of a rather attractive feature: Gamecube support. Unfortunately, the current incarnation of the Wii is to be discontinued in Europe, so readers on the other side of the pond will be forced to either purchase a used model, or import the backwards compatibility-capable model. At present, Nintendo has no plans to introduce the new model to North America.

As always, more details will be revealed as they arrive!

15 Comments

JustTheTrick.tm said:

Whats the point in that? It's just like taking a massive step back to try and re-invigorate a console that frankly no one wants. Well done Sony, you've shown once again you really don't know what you're doing. Just watch Nintendo and Microsoft intently to find out what to do.

JustTheTrick.tm is king of the trolls said:

There he is, King Troll himself. Waiting and salivating at the chance to rip on Sony on GG.net.


JustTheTrick.tm, so how's the view from Troll Mountain?

JustTheTrick.tm said:

if sharing an opinion is trolling then I'm a troll. So what? these threads and forums are full of opinions that not everyone like.

Making fun of someone sharing an opinion is a bit sad to be honest.

I guess this troll got trolled by a bigger troll that waited and lurked for an anti-Sony comment.

JustTheTrick.tm is king of the trolls said:

You're King Troll. There's no one else with that crown.

Nice attempt at calling your troll posts as "opinions" though. You bow down to the companies you worship and stab violently at the ones you hate on GG.net. It's easy to make fun of you because you bring it upon yourself for being such a shallow human being.

So, yeah, enjoy that crown...

JustTheTrick.tm said:

Whilst I'd like to say that piece of cyber-bullying didn't get to me but I'm pretty hurt.

I've been called many things (and yes I'm strongly opinionated but then, so it seems, so are you) but being called shallow is a low blow.

I'm sorry I'd obviously upset you so much to behave like that. But I don't think that was called for.

fillerbunny9 said:

wow, why not take the pissing match somewhere else, eh?

in either case, both of these models sound like poor ideas. stripping out the Gamecube library from the Wii strips out a lot of good games for what can otherwise be considered an ailing console. perpetual complaints of gimmicky controls coupled with poor sales of "core" third party titles have left the system languishing of late, particularly in the US where cries for JRPGs seem to have fallen on deaf ears.

as for the PSP, stripping out WIFI is kinda a big deal. downloadable titles, PSN store, etc. cutting your consumer out of convenient access to your online storefront seems like horribly bad business, Sony. mind to clue us in as to why you want to do this to consumers with the Vita around the bend?

Adrian said:

Lmao seriously!? Using a fake alias because you're a huge pussy is major troll like behavior, "JustTheTrick.tm is king of the trolls". Also, starting fights and not listening to opposing viewpoints is pretty troll like. Check your hypocrisy at the door.


The fact is, Sony did take a HUGE step backwards with the new remodel. We all know it. You can't go from the PSP GO back to a barebones model that has no wifi at all. It is ridiculous. Not a fan of Nintendo taking away the backwards compatibility, to be fair.


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JustTheTrick.tm is king of the...wait, maybe I take that back... said:

Look JustTheTrick.tm, I don't mean to be a bitch, it's just that I've gotten (beyond) sick of you spitting negative venom towards Sony that I am trying to reach out to you.

I will apologize if it seems like I am singling you out or if you felt "cyber-bullied", but isn't that what you do towards Sony on this website? Trash them into the ground and bully them? And for what? Did they personally attack you? Did they trash you on the internet? No, probably not. But you feel so inclined to cheap shot/spit negative thoughts towards them on EVERY Sony related post on GG.net. There are opinions, yes, I understand, and then there are "trolls". You might think what you are saying and doing here is "cute, funny, and witty" but honestly, it's not. It's never been, it wasn't when you posted under the name of "SuperSaiyanSamueru", and it never will be.

I've been a strong fan and presence on this site since it first appeared. This is an amazing website where fans of all consoles and games should feel welcome. But don't you think your negativity is just a tad bit unnecessary?

Ok, so here's a real easy idea. If you see a Sony post, DON'T COMMENT ON IT. If you have nothing positive to bring to the table, say nothing at all. I do it. Most people do it. It's simple really. That way, we can prevent this from happening again and I can look at you as a human in a positive light and not as a dark shallow one...

Freddy said:

I don't know Adrian. Calling someone "a huge pussy" on the internet, no matter what the situation, is pretty much the definition of troll-like behavior as well.

Rosa said:

Does nobody know the definition of the world "troll" anymore, my god. I feel it's my duty to step in and remind people.

Being a douche on the internet = being a douche on the internet.

Making purposely incendiary comments that you don't necessarily agree with in order to get a reaction out of people who think you're serious and get offended = trolling.

The only person here who MIGHT be trolling is JustTheTrick.tm, but I'm pretty sure he's not a troll, he's just a fanboy who sees it as his civil duty to drop by every Sony related post and kindly inform everyone how much ass they suck. Out of love.

Everyone else is kneejerking.

What we see here is internet anons thinking their pointless opinions on issues that less than don't matter are worthy of fighting over with strangers.

Not trolling.

Thank you for your time.

JustTheTrick tm said:

My intentions were never troll like. I am expressing the opinions of a once big Sony fan that feels jerked around by a company that can't seem to get it's act together. So what if I fucking hate them? I have a right to share an opinion if you agree with it or not. It is not trolling to debate or disagree. If a comment ever upsets you, challenge it. Just don't attack the person and humiliate them in such a way.

I do totally believe that Sony has no place on the video games market. And no, I didn't suddenly decide that over breakfast one day. it's my opinion based on facts, but that's not to say my opinion IS fact. Whilst inmay need to justify my posts further than "Sony sucks" there is no justification for the bullying.

I won't be coming back to gaygamer, so no need to worry about my "trolling" on Sony/Playstation threads. Farewell.

P.S. For the record, to the "person" that used and changed my alias. You DID single me out, you did cyber-bully, no you cannot bully a company through opinions on the net and even that last post of yours was bullying. Completely and utterly disgraceful. But, I guess people will never know who you are as you hid behind my distorted name, like a true bully/coward.

JustTheTrick tm said:

Oh! And lastly. I didn't read the second half of the article.

They're taking out gamecube support? Theyre taking advice from Sony and removing backwards compatibility?? You morons!!! For shame Nintendo, for shame!!!!!! Whatever next?

Last post ever x

Adrian said:

He is being a coward, hiding behind Internet anonymity, and he knows it.

If I were trolling you would know it, trust me.

Rosa said:

Is it over? Hurray.

Ulkesh said:

Dammit! I missed the drama?! :-/ hmph!

On Topic: I'm really tired of companies stripping OUT features from products and then trying to make consumers think that it's "A Good Thing™".

And girls who like girls who like rumble packs!

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