To prepare for the launch of the NGP, Sony cut PSP prices across mainland Europe, down to €129.99 from the previous price of €179.99, to match the recent US price cut of $129.99. The current price of the PSP in mainland Europe, however, is about fifteen pounds cheaper than the current UK PSP price of £129.99. When inquired of the reason for the UK being left out of the PSP price cut, a spokesperson said:
“It has been made possible by favourable fluctuations in the exchange rate between the Euro and the Yen. Since we in the UK are vulnerable to two exchange rate calculations, pounds into Euro’s and Euro’s into Yen, we are not in a position to offer a similar cut in PSP for the UK.”
An understandable reason to be sure, but it is a shame that our UK bros have to be left out of this for now.