While the PSP may have been a great device with some outstanding games, it’s no secret that it hasn’t sold very well. Following the launch of the PlayStation Vita, the need for a PSP dipped exponentially. As a result, 25 percent of all GameStop stores in the U.S. will no longer carry games for Sony’s previous handheld.
The news comes courtesy of a GameStop rep, who told Kotaku, “The consolidation is occurring to maximize the merchandising space in the smallest 25 percent of stores. It will also provide a greater assortment in those stores that will continue to carry the category.”
Gamers with an itch for tangible PSP games will still be able to obtain them through larger GameStop stores, as well as on the retailer’s website. So if you still haven’t gotten those copies of Patapon 3 or Prinny 2, you’ll have the opportunity to do so. Which makes me wonder, why did you wait so long to get such great games?
This news should come as no surprise. The PSP isn’t all that popular, and with a new Sony handheld, it’s easy to see that PSP games go ignored at plenty of retailers. To be honest, that’s still kind of a mystery when you take into account the overall lack of Vita titles.