LOL... it was only a matter of time... like I said way before launch... PSPGo was dead in the water before it hit store shelves.
Consumers weren't confused... they just were not going to sit back while Sony tried to feed them the golden turds of handheld game systems, did the system look cool? hell yes! best looking handheld I think of all time.. however if you take a piece of shit and dip it in Gold, it's still a piece of shit.. no matter how pretty you try to make it.
Consoles.. (handheld or home systems) that have no packaged media, and require either downloading the game or force an internet connection to play will die.
Gamers (most of them) want to buy the game, beat it, sell it or trade it in towards something else... if the console requires games that have no monetary value the masses will have nothing to do with it.
Instead of wasting their time and money on this crap they should have just concentrated on getting more games made for the PSP.. the lack of content is the only thing holding them back in the handheld wars... but of course the PSP has been hacked... just like the DS, and Sony tried to come up with a design to try and beat the hackers.. and they lost their ass.. tell me.. how much money did they lose trying to beat them instead of just dealing with things the way they were?
Every console is going to be hacked, there are a small percentage of the population who are going to pirate games and play them, you cannot beat them, your wasting your time and money. The majority of these people wouldn't buy the system or the games in the first place, so your not really losing those sales, the amount lost due to piracy cannot be anywhere near the amount lost trying to fight it. Everyone in retail business has to deal with stolen merchandise, retailers deal with it everyday, even though it's not right, it's just part of reality, there is no way to stop 100% the theft of merchandise, if your losses are less than 5% of your yearly gross you should feel lucky and fine other ways to make up those losses..... like creating more product to profit from.
Hopefully the idiots at Sony have learned a lesson.. and other console makers have payed attention so that none of them will try to force this type of shit down the throats of consumers again!