It’s been a difficult life for Sony’s UMD-free, digital only PSPgo. But reports are now suggesting that time has finally been called on the model.

Andriasang has translated a report that, in its words, "appears to be run by a Sony Shop employee or at the very least a super hardcore Sony fanatic". It claims that production of the unit has been cancelled and that no more shipments are being sent out to retail.

The news follows the recent removal of the PSPgo from the Japanese Sony Store, though the device still appears on the UK portal.

Sony’s successor to the PSP, the Next Generation Portable, is due out in at least one territory before the end of the year.

SCE UK has told MCV it is investigating the situation.

UPDATE: Sony has supplied MCV with the following statement, which appears to suggest the PSPgo lives on, though falls short of explicitly confirming that.

"It is a very exciting time for PlayStation portable devices. Before the end of the year we are launching NGP, our next generation portable device, which we believe will revolutionise portable gaming.

"In the meantime, the current generation of PSPs continue to be in demand, especially since the introduction of our value for money, Essentials range of games and we will continue to meet that demand."

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