Buy a PSPgo in Europe and get 10 free games

Sony's never released the sales number for their PSPgo but most speculate the sales numbers aren't very strong. So to boost those sales numbers Sony is announcing an offer for 10 free games to anyone that buys the PSPgo and registers the system online.

The deal, according to GamesIndustry.biz, will include Sony games Gran Turismo, LittleBigPlanet, MotorStorm Arctic Edge, Wipeout Pure and Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice. You will also get third party games in the deal, they are FIFA 2010 World Cup, Need for Speed Shift, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines and one other title not mentioned. This isn't the first time Sony has offered free games with the PSPgo in an attempt to boost sales. They gave away Gran Turismo to early adopters of the system. They also offered three free games to original PSP owners that switched to the PSPgo.

MTV News say that Sony is blaming piracy for the low sales figures on the PSP. Rob Dyer, Senior VP of Publishing, said "It's become a very difficult proposition to be profitable, given the piracy right now." He was also asked about the fall-off in North American support for the platform and he called piracy "the biggest problem, no question about it." In an efford to combat piracy though Sony is working with developers to implement code that makes games harder to pirate. "A lot of the stuff that will be announced at E3 we're very excited about, because they are huge titles," Dyer said. "And we also believe that there's a way that you will be able to, not stop, but slow down the piracy in the first 30 to 60 days from a tech perspective. There's some code that you can embed that we've been helping developers implement in order to get people at least to see a 60-day shelf life before it gets hacked and it shows up on BitTorrent."

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i thtink ever since they moved to pure digital distribution of the games they lost their place in the market.. One of our major games retailers ended PSP support after this consoles release.

Finally, spending some time protecting there product. I always hear people saying "why do they pirate stuff? the developers spend some much time and effort on their product!" well they obviously didnt spend a lot of time so and effort protecting it, some cracks (*cough* adobe CS4 *cough*) have been so easy its almost embarrassing that its possible

Hopefully, this means that they want to get rid of the PSPgo stock, learn their lesson
and release new PSP, which addresses all the concerns users had with PSPgo.

but i doubt it. it will be a while before next portable, and they will surely have to give more, then a few downloads, to get people to buy it.

i dont own one, but the whole idea, of not being able to give my friend my game, is a huge dissapointment.

panacea said,
Hopefully, this means that they want to get rid of the PSPgo stock, learn their lesson
and release new PSP, which addresses all the concerns users had with PSPgo.

but i doubt it. it will be a while before next portable, and they will surely have to give more, then a few downloads, to get people to buy it.

I'd love for that to be the case but I'm seeing it as them trying to dampen the Nintendo 3DS announcement at E3 next month because they don't have anything new to show themselves to compete with it.

Instead of making games harder to pirate, which won't work, why not make better games?
The only one I've actually been interested in so far was Crisis Core, which I bought...
I don't actually play any pirated games on my unit since there aren't any worth even downloading!

i still think it is stupid cuz now most people(me) would just buy it online and resell here to make a better profit that what sony wants to get with this

sounds like a pretty good deal. i say more power to them - they actually included some pretty good games.

PSPGo is a failure, but they dont have any other option but to push it right now until PSP2... hopefully Sony learned their lesson with the Go and wont repeat it w/ the next handheld.

Jdawg683 said,
sounds like a pretty good deal. i say more power to them - they actually included some pretty good games.

PSPGo is a failure, but they dont have any other option but to push it right now until PSP2... hopefully Sony learned their lesson with the Go and wont repeat it w/ the next handheld.

The PSP Go isn't a failure, the thing you have to remember is that it will only play games from PSN, which some people think are more expensive. The reality is that games from PSN can be used simultaneously on up to 5 PSPs, hence the reason for the price increase over retail versions. Not only that but movies and comics can be used on up to 3 PSPs as well.

Rumor has it that the PSP2 will be download only as well.

Edited by neo158, May 28 2010, 1:18pm :

neo158 said,

The PSP Go isn't a failure, the thing you have to remember is that it will only play games from PSN, which some people think are more expensive. The reality is that games from PSN can be used simultaneously on up to 5 PSPs, hence the reason for the price increase over retail versions. Not only that but movies and comics can be used on up to 3 PSPs as well.

Rumor has it that the PSP2 will be download only as well.


as opposed to physical media games which can be played on an unlimited number of psp's as long as you have the disc.

neo158 said,

The PSP Go isn't a failure, the thing you have to remember is that it will only play games from PSN, which some people think are more expensive. The reality is that games from PSN can be used simultaneously on up to 5 PSPs, hence the reason for the price increase over retail versions. Not only that but movies and comics can be used on up to 3 PSPs as well.


No, its a complete failure. The sales figures showed it and Sony themselves have come out and said they didn't deliver what the consumers wanted. Most people dont own 5 PSP's, hell Sony has had a hard enough time getting users to buy a single one so the high prices is not a good thing nor does allowing games to run on X number of systems justify it. Also, older PSP's can play those downloadable games too don't forget and they are cheaper than the PSP go.


Many retailers wont even stock the device because they dont want to cannibilise their own sales of games.

vazquezf said,

sorry but do you live in a cave?
to be fair there hasn't been much advertising done by Sony.... The only time I really heard from it was when it was announced.... and then the mediocre reviews

thealexweb said,
A sign of desperation...

It's still a good deal for what you get. A preowned PSP-1000 plus all these games would probably come in around that price.