The PSP has been under a lot of pressure lately, with the Nintendo DS seemingly moving into the driving seat and in the process gaining support from leading publishers such as EA. The PSP's higher retail price than the DS is one area in which the handheld is at a disadvantage and has lead to many price cut rumours.

However, a price cut isn't something SCEE boss David Reeves thinks is necessary:

"There are no current plans to cut the price of PSP before Christmas," Reeves told MCV. "You might see, as you do in the trade, value-adding offerings. In our minds it's doing very well and we're very happy with the performance. I think next year you'll see it go to a much higher level."

According to Reeves the recipe for success "is to get different people buying PSP. We want the people that don't have a PlayStation 2 but who do want a portable device."

While many people are focussing on the next-gen war that will take place this Christmas, the handheld battle will be just as keenly contested.

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they really need to drop prices to 150, the psp has been out for a good while now, a prices cut at christmas would increase sonys sales
Posted 03:45 on 04 September 2006
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evolutional@ munna

the last post is true psp has the potential to be very good but having it and the ds i can see that there is not much in this!! sony should drop the price as ds has got good value and games....sony has pretty much got neither..a couple of quality titles and a low price would do the trick
Posted 17:53 on 28 August 2006
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It will still be a couple of years before PSP has games that justify the $200 price tag. By this I mean, there is nothing announced or available that is compelling enough to justify this price tag.

On the other hand, the DS... Wow.
Posted 15:12 on 25 August 2006
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boooo, i have a plan to buy psp but if the price stays $199 may be i will change my mind
Posted 14:57 on 25 August 2006
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