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PSP Go Slated To Release With 225 Downloadable Games

The PSP Go is an all-digital, miniaturized gaming and media wonder that is bound to appeal to all you gadget and portable junkies. But you may not yet have all the awesome details...

The launch numbers are actually downright staggering: upon its October 1 launch - despite the lack of a UMD-to-Digital conversion program - there will be 16,000 pieces of digital content available, and that includes 225 downloadable titles (featuring all PSP games, UMD legacy titles and Minis), 2,300 movies, and 13,300 TV episodes. Some of the top handheld experiences you won't want to miss are God of War: Chains of Olympus and Gran Turismo PSP. If you need another option for nabbing content off the PSN, you should be able to pick up PlayStation Network Game Cards at your local retailer; these are voucher codes that will let new PSP Go owners download full titles. In this fashion, you can add the likes of Patapon 2, Twisted Metal: Head-On, and Secret Agent Clank (among others) to your new library. So even though you won't be able to immediately transfer your UMD collection to this new PSP iteration, you'll certainly have plenty to do and see. Perhaps this amount of content makes the relatively steep $250 price tag a bit more agreeable...?  Some may see it this way.

We'll certainly be interested in seeing how the PSP Go fares during the upcoming holiday rush, and with plenty of stuff populating the PSN, that should be the primary appeal right off the bat.

9/27/2009 9:17:16 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (26 posts)

mustang750r
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 10:08:34 PM
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Damn.

That's all I can say... <-- *Amazed*

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Scarecrow
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 10:20:04 PM
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wow! That's a big list...
Who knows, the UMD-less move might work out really well.

Just not on consoles imo
Console games need all the space they can get. Console games talk in Gigabytes, not in Megabytes

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Charger7302
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 10:21:10 PM
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It's great to see Sony putting up alot of downloadable games up right on time for launch. But I'm ganna have to skip on the GO, there is just no way I can justify(to myself) paying 250 dollers for this new psp. I love the design and I love that's it's downloadable content only, but I don't love the price, the day this psp becomes 199.99 then I will buy it day 1, but at it's current price, it's a no buy for me.

I rather spend it on the huge list of games I want for the ps3 this christmas.

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therabbitkinge
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 10:32:25 PM
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I still can't shake the price and that's the long and short of my problem... gonna have to wait til it drops to, at the very least $200 then maybe its reasonable I still have trouble with a "digital" gaming collection that may be taken due to sony's user agreement on downloadable content T^T crying shame...

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therabbitkinge
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 10:32:30 PM
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I still can't shake the price and that's the long and short of my problem... gonna have to wait til it drops to, at the very least $200 then maybe its reasonable I still have trouble with a "digital" gaming collection that may be taken due to sony's user agreement on downloadable content T^T crying shame...

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Qubex
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 10:49:55 PM
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Price is high no doubt. Only way I can justify this is thinking that if I did not purchase full price exclusives; in other words, if I waited for some of the newer games I want to drop in price I could go and purchase a GO. When paying 2/3rds to 1/2half for the price of PS3 games I wanted later on, I would then have managed to squeeze in both.

So in essence, instead of purchasing Dirt 2 now or Unchartered 2 etc; I could wait until they age a bit and drop in price before purchasing those titles therefore, indirectly, permitting me to purchase a GO as the costs across both the games and the GO would balance out. Sony know people are not prepared to wait, they are too tempted to buy now now now, and that is how people get caught out to some degree.

It all depends on how you want to balance your budget and be sensible with your purchases... I still have games from a while back I haven't finished yet or made full use of, like Little Big Planet. I am missing plenty of trophies for Killzone 2 still and haven't finished the single player campaign yet. I haven't completed Dirt 1 yet... the list goes on... surely I can wait for price drops then :)

Q!

"i am home"

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 12:44:32 AM
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I can't imagine anyone with an existing PSP wasting their money on the Go. If you feel like throwing money at Sony then just spend an extra 50 (you can find it for less online at dell) on another PS3.

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Jawknee
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 1:26:06 AM

I'm tempted only because when I travel with my band I find it difficult and annoying carrying around all those UMD's. Also I'm still rockin my PSP-1000 from launch and have been interested in the AV feature. Can't plug my 1000 into the TV. Do you know if that feature is even worth having?

The price is a bit high and with out knowing what their plan is for UMD to digital conversion, I will most likely wait until the price comes down.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 3:36:54 AM

Jawk, plugging it into the tv is useless IMO. My friend has a 3000 and games look VERY PS1sh on the big screen thanks to the picture being stretched. What UMDs must you carry around and play? I have to admit ever since Sony started getting serious with the PS1 classics I've spent far more time playing them than my UMDs.

And let's be honest is it really that big of a pain to carry around a few umds that are the size of a pringle.

At the end of the day any advantage the Go has over my 1000 is something I can deal with given the Gos bloated price and those advantages being slim.

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Jawknee
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 9:12:12 AM

Word. I have a few UMD's I take with me. I only have 2gb memory stick so FFVII takes up almost all my room. Once FFVIII and IX are released on the PSN I will be using my UMDs less. But until then I have to carry around the few I still play like, Crisis Core, Dissidia, Valkyrie Profile, MegaMan X etc.

In all likelyhood I'll be waiting till the price goes down or until a PSP2 comes out. I love my 1000 and planned on keeping it regardless. Thanks again LV!

You know where I can a bigger memory card for cheap? The cheapest I can find is 70 bucks for 16gb. Is there a 32gb made?

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 12:29:24 PM

You should do what I do, I use 2 micro sd cards inserted in a pro duo dual adapter. That's kinda pricey (it gives me 32 gigs of total storage). OR you could simply buy a pro duo single card adapter and buy an 8gig micro sd card for dirt cheap (I bought one for my cellphone off amazon for 15 dollars). Either way you're saving money and adding quite a bit of memory.

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Jawknee
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 12:33:59 PM

Nice. I'll look into that. Need more space!!!!

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Buckeyestar
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 1:10:21 AM
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I'm curious as to how much space a game such as Chains of Olympus would take.

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Alienange
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 12:23:45 PM

1.8gb

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___________
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 1:37:15 AM
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since when was there a R&C and twisted metal game on psp?

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 3:37:20 AM

Since a couple years ago.

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DragonSphere
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 1:37:52 AM
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Wait there's only like, what, 60 or so PSP games on the store right? They must be planning one MASSIVE update in the next few days...

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 3:38:09 AM

Keep in mind they're including previous content, video files, and mini apps in that number.

Last edited by LimitedVertigo on 9/28/2009 3:39:03 AM

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kevinater321
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 8:16:34 AM
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There is an interior battle in my mind, iPod touch or PSP GO?

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Jawknee
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 9:13:25 AM

iPhone. iPod touch isn't worth it. If you have a cell phone already just switch to iPhone.

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kevinater321
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 4:46:21 PM

Thats 700 or more for the cell itself, and i already have a plan with telus. They don't have the iPhone.

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Alienange
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 12:25:08 PM
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Without UMD conversion it's a pass for me. Big time.

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packersfan66
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 3:46:52 PM
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this is lame.

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Hezzron
Monday, September 28, 2009 @ 5:53:40 PM
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Sony has completely dropped the UMD-to-Digital conversion program idea. It's not going to happen. I believe the PSP Go is nothing more than a big risky experiment by Sony. Being a PSP-2000 owner, I am not the least bit interested in the PSP Go.

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PaiNT_kinG
Thursday, October 01, 2009 @ 4:05:42 AM
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this is stupid,i rather buy another Ps3 for $50 more

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PaiNT_kinG
Thursday, October 01, 2009 @ 4:09:50 AM
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i'll stick with my old 3 PSPs(2000,2000,3000)

the word digital only throw me off the train to the point of no interest plus the price at $250,are you ffffing kidding me!

i'm the least impressed with the new design,the slim design was waaaaaaaay better IMO.

if you feel like throwing away money than be my guest!

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