Has the PSPgo launch been a shot in the arm for the platform as a whole? According to early figures from the UK, signs point to "yes." According to a report today in GamesIndustry.biz, Sony claims that PSP hardware sales have shot up 120 percent over the previous week. It seems that several factors, including the releases of Gran Turismo PSP and FIFA 10 (which set an all-time cross-platform British sales record last week) helped stimulate purchases. Sony was quick to clarify, however, that the big boost was propelled both by PSP-3000 hardware as well as PSPgo, since the UK's Chart-Track was unwilling to provide separate data for either version of the hardware.
Of course, British sales charts come out more frequently than NPD does Stateside. Do you think that we'll see a boost in PSP hardware sales when October figures come out? If yes, do you think that boost will come from PSPgo, or from gamers picking up the more traditional hardware?