PSP Favourites Coming To Stores At $10 A Piece

By Ishaan . June 1, 2010 . 4:17pm


Sony’s upcoming “favourites” line for the PSP is meant to achieve two goals: attract a younger audience aged 12 – 14 to the system, and help offset the rampant piracy that has so severely stunted the growth of the PSP’s software sales. This is what SCEA hardware marketing director John Koller revealed to Gamasutra in a follow-up to their interview with VP of publisher relations, Rob Dyer, on “fixing retail”.


Two weeks ago, we reported about a line up of $9.99 games. Now we have a bigger list of titles including: SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo, Ape Escape: On the Loose, Buzz! Master Quiz, Hot Shots Golf Open Tee, The Sims 2, LocoRoco 2, Patapon 2, Silent Hill: Origins, Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow, Justice League Heroes, Manhunt 2 and PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe, among others.


“By no means is this a small thing — we think $9.99 is a more natural impediment to piracy, because we have seen very publicly the attrition of some software sales at the higher price point,” he said. “We have a double-digit amount of titles coming very, very shortly, and that’s expected to grow pretty substantially.”

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  • Kris

    Awesome, definitely getting LocoRoco 2 and Patapon 2 at those prices.

    • rezie

      I still hum the Muimui theme to this day, errrgg.

  • JustAnotherTraveler

    Manhunt is a great title for 12 year olds!

  • thebanditking

    So they are going to print Patapon 2 on UMD now? Works great for me, I skipped it because it was download only. UMD may not be well liked but it beats the hell out of downloads.

    • Aoshi00

      Same here, $7.99 d/l only still couldn’t get me to buy Patapon 2 on PSN. Actually there was one time I almost got the game, you know even though it’s a voucher w/ a code, Best Buy or Kmart’s copies actually give you a box, so at least you’re getting an empty box w/ the cover art, like how I got MvC2 from Gamestop, I got a box :) I guess w/ PSP Go’s failing to catch on, almost nobody wants to buy downloadable games w/o a physical disc… (I did get Wipeout 2 and other stuffs though, but not the games that the Jpn counterpart have a disc for), because it just feels like you’re paying the same price but getting less. If I have Patapon 1 on UMD, I feel 2 should be the same so I can line up the 2 boxes together lol

  • OMG RETAIL PATAPON 2?! Like thebanditking, I passed on it because it was digital only. I was thinking of importing the Asian or JP release someday, but never mind that—this is so bought! (Shoot, I would have paid $20 for it.)Now all I’m looking for is Patchwork Heroes, Sony. Please, make it happen~

  • Niiice. More companies should re-sell older titles at cheap prices. I’ll be picking up quite a few of these. $10 is like instant compulsive purchase price.

  • anbu

    They forgot to add dead or alive: paradise as a psp fovourite. Favourite indeed~

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