PSPgo launches, GT PSP free with PSPgo for 10 days

The PSPgo, Sony's new version of their handheld video game console officially hits stores worldwide today. Boasting a total of 16GB of storage space, the PSPgo does not feature a UMD drive but rather a system where players can download games from the PlayStation Store.

Speaking at GamesCom in Cologne Germany, Sony announced that European gamers who purchase a PSPgo between October 1-10 are eligible to receive a complimentary copy of Gran Turismo PSP.

The press release is as follows:

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) invites you to a joint celebration this October, as PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable)go, the latest model of PSP, and the PSP version of the legendary racing title Gran Turismo® are both released on 1st October. And, for ten days only, SCEE will be offering PSPgo owners a copy of Gran Turismo PSP – absolutely free*!

Under its slick black bodywork PSPgo sports a lightweight chassis and a huge 16GB of storage space – ensuring that you can always have on hand whatever it is you like to watch, listen to or play. And for those who like to play
Gran Turismo, PSP Gran Turismo Edition delivers the opportunity to claim the keys to more than 800 beautifully rendered cars – as well as a passport to push them to the limit, on 35 stunning tracks from around the world. So here's your route to a free copy of the game – it's very simple:

1. Buy a PSPgo
2. Sign in to PlayStation®Store with your PSPgo between 14.00hrs GMT, 1st October and 23.59hrs GMT 10th October 2009 and download the Gran Turismo theme
3. Check your email for your promotional code
4. Redeem it at PlayStation Store, download the game and start your engines...

Neowin recently reported that ShopTo boss Igor Cipolletta, feels that the PSPgo is "almost dead before it has arrived".

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