Sonys never released the sales number for their PSPgo but most speculate the sales numbers arent 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, Assassins Creed: Bloodlines and one other title not mentioned. This isnt 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 "Its 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 were very excited about, because they are huge titles," Dyer said. "And we also believe that theres 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. Theres some code that you can embed that weve 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."