We knew this day was coming.
Gamestop announced today that the company will begin to pull Playstation Portable products from their store shelves. 25% of their stores will phase out their PSP sections to “maximize merchandising space”. Some stores will still carry PSP titles, systems and peripherals for now, but this is pretty much the final nail in the coffin for the PSP, despite some games still slated for release in Japan. As for whats coming out in the U.S market, the only game I know of is Grungnir, which will hit store shelves in most Gamestop stores on June 12th.
The PSP is likely going to be phased out in less than a year for most retailers, which is surprisingly a low shelf-life for the system; Gamestop just recently stopped taking in trades for Nintendo Gamecube games, and is still selling Playstation 2 titles rather consistently at the moment, and both of those systems are over twelve years old. I guess the demand for PSP titles is not high enough to warrant enough shelf space right now, which is a shame, it was a decent system with some really good games on it.
Well, we did our special 25-in-25 for the PSP, so be sure to check out those titles at the very least if you can before they are gone forever.
Source: Game Revolution