The PSP Go will have 'extensive line-up' from launch as older UMD games will be re-released onto the PlayStation Store and available for users to download. That was the promise given by Shuhei Yoshida, president of SCE Worldwide Studios.
PSP games has been digital for LONG TIME. So are PS3 Games from Fifa 08 to Warhawk to Burnout to Football Manager etc
he meant UMD games that havent been re-released at the PS store yet.
is it eu or usa store?? how much is it??
Awesome move by Sony. Now if our ISPs could increase internet speeds that would make this a great transition into the media-free age.
What games will qualify for digital back cataloging. They couldn't do EVERY game. I wonder if older games will be really cheap to, things like the first lumines or bubble bobble and if it matters that they're tiny games, 16mbs-40mbs
expect the entire platinum hits (or are they called something else for the PSP?) to be put on the store at launch. Also, titles from big franchises like Dissidia, Crisis Core, Portable Ops will most likely make it too. I'm guessing that after a few months, most games that sold reasonnably well will be there. However, don't expect games like Generation of Chaos, Blade dancer, Dragoneer's aria or Yggdra union to show up, but hopefully I'm wrong. Also, expect most SCE games.
Do it now I'm not upgrading till I see some serious differnces like HDMI to a TV or something cause I'll spend like 129.99 on a 32gig card and start downloading today. Good riddens to the UMD.
I'm glad they're doing this, because I was really skeptical about it before. As long as Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology, Daxter, and Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops get digitized, I'll be happy.
if they put Wipeout Pulse and Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max for download on PSN, I think I am very likely to buy the system -- I hate switching/carrying UMDs (assuming all new games will be available as digital downloads)
that sucks though for those who already have the UMD.
that lets them redownload for free!! btw can psp go show off better graphics than psp 30000??
Like me, and I just bought a new PSP too. :(( The blue one. If they let me return my current UMDs for a code for a free download that would be great. Not everyone with a PSP pirated games or ran emulators.
The graphics will be the same.
Yep, I have an original PHAT 1000 model. That I bought like 5 months before the release of the 2000... I own only 8 games in a 2 years span (well 9 since I used my firend's Patapon2 DL off the ps3)
@ Irish_leprecaun, the PSP-30000? that won't be out for a long tym yet lol and I already have four PSP-UMD games so I'm just going to get a 3000 as I sold my 1000 before Go was even announced/leaked, and just keep getting UMD games until the PSP 2 comes out... and go digital then.
Question: Is anyone using the micro sd adapter in the PSP right now? I want to know if it works in the current PSP? If so I'll get one of those they're way cheaper than the pro duo and the adapter you put the micro in looks like the pro duo. That way when I get a GO I'll be well on my way games wise. Thanks in advance.
so basiclly people with the older psp's just got screwed over. they have to rebuy these games again. that sucks.
You're assuming every single person with a functioning PSP is going to go out and spend all that money on a Go. No need to buy a new one unless you really really want it.
DD is starting off small with PSP games, PSN and XBLA titles, but will grow as the speed of broadband grows. Sony and MS both are gearing for heavy DD in the near future, full HD game for DD. Most people like physical media, but everyone said the same things when MP3's emerged on the scene years ago. Look around and see how many people are listening to CD's now.
Until gigantic HDD's become super cheap, physical media isn't going anywhere.
Gigantic HD's are already cheap and they're only getting bigger and cheaper.
Ok but if we're talking about DL Blu Ray movies and PS3 games, some of those are 25 - 50 gb, 10 - 20 games could add up to half a terabyte. Last I checked, 1TB storage wasn't cheap.
Hmmm, you can get a 1TB hard drive from $90 to $120 right now. Of course you still have the ones that cost a lot more. In a year the will be around $70 to $100.
...nor will broadband speeds in time. The biggest issue for me right now is why in hell do games off PSN cost the same or more than the physical media! You can go into most stores in New Zealand and pick up games like Killzone on PSP for under $30 NZD. Yet on PSn its still $34.95 NZD. I expect digital content to be at least (AT LEAST) 20% cheaper given their is no or substantially less manufacturing, packaging, shipping, etc, etc.
^^^^ Agreed. DD should be cheaper simply due to the lack of production to put in physical media. 15 to 25%.
If DD is actually going to be the future and replace physical media, that will mean I can't trade or buy used copies no more! AHHHHHH!
SO what about those of us who already have a UMD collection? Have they commented on what they're doing about that yet? I'm not buying the games again, period.
You don't need to rebuy the games. Why? Becuase you don't need a new PSP. Just stick with the one you have. If you have a PSP library that you don't want to give up, the PSP Go ain't for you.
So on average, how big are psp games? How many can I fit in it? 8?
with 16 gb, you can fit less/more 20 games
With such a huge change to the PSP Sony should have gone all the way and just make the PSP2. I'd buy it if it included a second analog stick. I don't want to bother downloading all of my old games. And I assume we'd have to pay for them too which I wouldn't want to do.
Why would we want every UMD game as DD, some of those games are god awful.
I want to see Resistance Retribution to be avaiable via DL asap ! I still did not buy it because since it was avaiable at the UK PSN I tought sooner or later it would come to the PSN US.
ever heard of that commercial called "cash for gold" where you mail in your old unused gold and in return they send a check back to you for what they think it's worth. well sony should somewhat use the same concept. the way it should work is... step 1: if you bought a new psp go cut out the **proof of purchase bar code** (see below) to be mailed in with the umd games. (reason for this it would limit the exchanges only for the psp go buyers) step 2: gather in a envelop only the games you want to exchange for a digital copy for your new psp go. (fill out form request...etc) step 3: mail in your games, request form, and bar code from the psp go box and mail off to the address shown on the request form. it would probably take a couple of weeks for sony to process your request and mail you or e-mail you your digital copy code. the reason for the proof of purchased bar code is for pirating reasons. within the bar code it includes a unique serial number of the psp go. your digital copy will be synchronized only to your psp go...you can share up to five other psp's this will ensure sony that the digital copy is protected and encrypted and won't be illegally shared to a million people across the world.
they better cost < 1/2 of the disk cost. or it will be a total rip off old games, no packaging or retail distribution = way less the games should cost
Old UMd re-release in digital should be no more than $10.
I just checked Media Go and must tell you games as old as Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the blade which was basically a launch title if I remember is selling for 14.99. Parappa the Rapper is selling for 22.99, as for Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow that is selling for 24.99. The only two games less than 10.00 is Guilty Gear Judgement at 5.99 as well as Archer Maclean's Mercury at the same price.
is it possible we will see games for psp that are actually LARGER than the 1.8GB limit of UMD? Just imagine Gran Turismo psp game almost twice the size of GT4 on ps2, or an epic rpg with full voice, etc
i hope they dont charge full price like the games were just released. i seen alot of older psp titles umd for like 5£ so to go from that to playn 15£ for the digital copy is rediculous lol. if sony say they are releasing all of there psp library as digital then id prob go that way and get a psp go,but if they only release a few titles each month or wotever then ill just stay with the slim
this is good news for Sony (imo) but it's also bad for the people who already own a Psp and have alot of games
the only reason to buy the new psp would be for the features like memory and bluetooth. Remember they keep stressing all their psps can support digital. Don't be surprised if they slowly phase out umd.
Oooh I like the white one. I will still probably go with black though
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