Would Three Free Games Convince You To Upgrade To PSPgo?

By Ishaan . September 27, 2009 . 11:30am


Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have introduced an incentive program to encourage users to "upgrade" to PSPgo. They’re offering free downloads of any three games from a list of 17.


The catch is that you need to register your PSPgo on PSN, then log in to the network with your old PSP while there’s a UMD in its drive. This allows you to download a special PSPgo theme and gives you a voucher that will allow you to download your three free titles. For people in Europe, this essentially means four free games, since SCEE are offering Gran Turismo PSP free with every PSPgo (while SCEA is bundling GT PSP with PSP-3000) for early adopters.


The "Rewards" program will be in effect October 1- March 31, 2010. Here’s the list of 17 games:


* Buzz!: Brain Bender * Buzz!: Master Quiz * Daxter * Echochrome * Everybody’s Golf PSP * Killzone: Liberation * Lemmings PSP * LocoRoco * MediEvil * Patapon * Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice * Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters * Resistance: Retribution * SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 * Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror * Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow * WipEout Pure

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  • Eh, cool and all but I already own the games I want of the list.

  • Kuza21

    Nope. I love my Darth Vader PSP.*AHEMhackedAHEM*

  • shion16

    i would chose
    loco roco and wipeout

  • Ereek

    Nope, mostly all of the PSP games I own aren’t on that list. I also have a few imported UMDs from the EU that will never come to the NA store.

    I’m happy with my PSP as it is. CFW doesn’t matter to me, but I am a bit sad that Sony seems to be dropping UMD support permanently.

  • cepp

    I’d hardly call them free when they’re charging £225 for the fecking thing.

    I’ll stick to ripping/playing games on my 1000.

  • Raiyu

    No thanks, I already own these games.

  • Aoshi00

    Only game I want is Patapon and already have it.

    I’m still curious how the PSP Go will sell, I doubt many PSP owners would have a reason to buy this. I still believe this is only appealing to the Ipod crowd who like “sleek” devices and have no problem switching phones every one or two year. I have a non-gamer friend who once told me he’s going to get a PSPGo, I told him PSP-3000 is superior in every way, but I don’t think he cares for the games.. I on the other hand only have a $40 Sansa MP3 player and a cheap cellphone that’s not a blackberry :)

    • I am the same way. Haha, I also, am the proud owner of a Sansa Sandisk MP3 player. PSP Go is completely a no-go for me. I actually BUY my games, unlike a lot of people with handhelds nowadays because I enjoy having them. Why would I spend all that money for an inferior version that gives me nothing tangible that could even be considered “re-sellable” one day? I think this takes the cake for price depreciation off “the lot.” Flippy Floppy.

  • malek86

    They scrapped the UMD conversion program for this?

    This really sucks. Looks like my optimism was not justified after all.

  • Hraesvelgr

    Not these games, no. I’m hoping the Go tanks, because it really seems bad.

  • JeremyR

    The trouble with that list is that most of them are heavily discounted in stores. I’d be shocked if with some careful shopping, you couldn’t get 3 of them for $20 today (and certainly no more than $30).

    That’s why I dislike digital distribution. I’ve got something like 45 UMD games (and 5 UMD movies), probably half were bought for $10 or less (the movies for $5).

    But with DD, they are going to be priced at $20 for a long, long time, then perhaps grudingly priced at $15.

    • Slashlen

      I agree completly. A lot of games I’ll wait to get cheap, but that generally doesn’t happen with digital distribution. I can accept it for things that just aren’t going to work in retail(small games, games that would never make a profit otherwise), but the way it is now, I don’t see why I would ever pick digital distribution over a physical copy. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a digital copy of a game cost less than the physical copy.

      There’s definately a part of me that hopes the PSPgo goes down in flames. I just don’t understand why I’m supposed to even want one. With no UMD, it has less functionality than my PSP, it costs more, games for it are going to cost more, and I haven’t heard about any games for it that I should be excited for. Are there any big PSPgo exclusives?

      In many ways, this reminds me of Home. Sony puts a lot into a solution in search of a problem, and ends up with something that looks cool but doesn’t really make sense when you think about it.

  • No, three titles for free when I have all these UMD discs?

    And from my view: That list sucks. Thus I won´t upgrade to a GO. If it doesn´t have a UMD slot then I see no reason.

    I won´t be buying the games a second time just for a downgraded version of a system I rarely use at this time.

  • thaKingRocka

    absolutely not. this is really ridiculous. the pspgo is the most redundant of hardware. that said, those who are interested should pay special attention to the sadly overlooked killzone: liberation. i liked this game better than killzone 1 or 2.

  • QBasic

    Nice try, Sony.. Doesn’t remedy the failure factor.

  • ElTopo

    Absolutely not. I’ll stick with decent hardware, more features, and a physical product when I pick up a PSP sometime in the future. PSP 3000 only. In fact I’m really hoping this tanks as hard as I think it will, just to really send the message to Sony and anyone else thinking this all digital platform is the way to go. If the next PSP/DS came out standard as all digital, I’d probably quit portable gaming all together.

  • dork

    When I found out the 3 free games wasn’t for the US, I lost interest in the PSPGo. It looks nice and my tech lust wants it but not at $250!

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