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PSP Go Software Prices On Par With Games On App Store

While we already know a great deal about Sony's impressive new handheld, there has been much speculation concerning the price of the corresponding software.

Some say it will cost the same as current PSP titles and while that may be true for big-budget productions, we have to remember that Sony is catering to a slightly wider demographic with the PSP Go. It's more of a tech device to appeal to the gadget lovers out there, many of whom are little more than casual gamers. This is why we've heard about the smaller, "bite-size" pieces of software that would further reflect the fact that there is no need for standard retail packaging. Now, according to UK site PocketGamer, it seems the prices may be even lower than expected: the games will be set at "1, 2 and 5 Euros," which would put them on par with the titles available on the App Store for the iPhone. They also point out that some stuff on the App Store - like The Sims 3 - is priced at $9.99, which would make many of the PSP Go offerings cheaper by comparison. This is in addition to Sony's asking many iPhone developers to make some software for the PSP Go, so it seems more and more likely that these casual "bite-size" experiences will be in abundance. Of course, you'll still be able to play those other fully-fledged handheld productions, too, so it's like adding to the repertoire.

Or so we hope. We've wondered before if this new emphasis on casual gaming might take some emphasis away from big stuff we've had in the past (God of War: Chains of Olympus). We don't think that'll be the case, though, and it's good to see software prices so low.

8/14/2009 Ben Dutka

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Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 11:02:40 AM

Price isn't much of an issue at this point. what I want to know, is Sony going to provide a way for us physical media whores(like myself)to purchase the UMD and get the digital copy without having to pay twice? Like with Blue Ray movies. I just bought The Watchmen and it came with a digital version of the movie for when on the Go!

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Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 11:58:36 AM

Makes sense to do that, that'd be awesome. As for me, I'm all for this PSPGo! Thank god we can take reserves today at my job, I'm doing this soon. I'm using this little guy strictly for all my videos and music, and some games.

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Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 7:03:22 PM

The even bigger issue is if they will actually have all of the old UMD based games on the PSN Store for the PSP Go at release. I know that they said they probably would, but it's a matter of actually doing it now. That all does go along with what you said that it would be silly to make you buy a game twice though.

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Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 11:57:16 AM

@jawknee, I have been loving the way the movie industry has been handling the Blueray movies, for the most of my collection all but I think 2 of them have 3 versions of the movie so one blueray,one regualar dvd and one digital copy.

I think thats well worth 30 bucks i have paid for the movies.

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Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 1:09:14 PM

$30?! I hope that's Canadien.

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Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 1:58:10 PM

PSP Go shovelware... great.

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Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 4:41:30 PM

At least it will quiet down the apple fanboys from continuously bragging about how they pay $2 for their games while psp owners have to pay 30-40 dollars.

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Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 5:02:44 PM

Lol I'm an Apple fanboy. I can tell you though, most iPhone/iPod Touch games are crap. Metal Gear Solid Touch is the only one I've liked.

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Saturday, August 15, 2009 @ 12:35:30 AM

As someone who resisted and laughed at the iPhone since it's release. I always said "why would I want a touchy feely iphone.. it sounds like a crappy way to play games and other productivity apps". I recently had to evaluate one for exchange integration at work though and within a week I had one on order through work and by 2 weeks I had ordered one for my wife at home after she played with it. I now play more on the iphone than the PS3 by 4 to 1. I will never go back to pre iphone days now. I haven't picked up my PSP in a month now. I still hate apple's draconian restrictions on the AppStore like blocking apps that they don't want on there but all the apps that are on the store make up for that for me. For others they just jailbreak it.

I have a PSP Go on pre-order and it is fully paid for through amazon so I still have faith in the PSP. The main reasons are for bluetooth connectivity teathering and other bluetooth uses(and getting rid of that UMD drive which I never use anyway since I backup my bought games onto memory stick thanks to the hacker scene). I just hope they open up on their store more so than apple. Without the touchscreen interface though the productivity and utility like apps might be rather restricted by the PSP input methods. Touch is definitely preferred for those type apps and even a ton of game types. I couldn't of cared about touchscreen before discovering the iphone but now I am very disappointed that the PSP Go is only a minor update to the platform and doesn't have touch screen. The PSP would have been the best of both worlds if it had touchscreen. I fully expect the next PSP to have touchscreen after my experience with the iphone. It will truly be the best platform hardware wise for mobile gaming and productivity apps and utilities.

Those are my opinions on it anyway.

Last edited by xStatiCa on 8/15/2009 12:38:02 AM

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Friday, August 14, 2009 @ 5:05:59 PM

I'm going to get this. I love the PSP's. I have the 1000, 2000, and 3000...the Go! would just complete it :) hehe

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