April 4, 2007 - You've probably read by now that the price of the PSP core pack in the US has gone down by a cool 30 greens to $169.99. This, of course, doesn't mean much to the more sensible gamers out there who prefer to import from Japan where all things, except for the super ultra nationalist politicians, are superior. So the question is, will the Japanese version of the PSP go down in price as well?
The folks over at Impress Watch decided to unlock the hard-hitting journalist hats today and ask that very question to Sony Computer Entertainment. "This is something that is decided for each market," responded a PR rep with the company. "We do not have plans to drop the price in Japan."
If anything, we were expecting a price drop to have come first in Japan, where the DS has shipped 15 million units to the PSP's five. With the PSP on somewhat of an upswing due to Monster Hunter's strong sales, don't be too surprised if you see a cheaper unit at Japanese retail shortly.
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