Atlus Kicks Off PSP Publishing On European PSN With Persona

By Spencer . August 11, 2010 . 11:31pm

personapsp_screens_04It’s not in stores, but European and Australian gamers now have a chance to purchase Shin Megami Tensei: Persona. Atlus USA released an English localized version as a digital import on PlayStation Network.


Shin Megami Tensei: Persona costs €24.99 ($32), which is a bit less than price of the average PSP game at launch in Europe.


Atlus did not mention plans to publish any other PSP titles on PSN in Europe, but ratings in Australia’s Classifications board tell us Hexyz Force and Knights in the Nightmare are on their way too.

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  • malek86

    Why doesn’t this happen more often?

    • MisterNiwa

      Because Atlus is loving their fans. :I

  • Jaxx-Leviathan

    Hyes! Thanks Atlus

  • landlock

    It’s nice and I’m glad there showing an interest finally but personally I’ll still much rather have a hard copy especially as the PSP is region free.

  • I should note that in Australia, that downloads are done by quota – Short of owning a business connection at any point that is just the link – although forking over a couple of hundred a month’s no fun.

    Granted when you can get plans for 40-100GB a month, sometimes it’s academic, (but still quite expensive at 70-100AU a month), so I don’t really believe take up of the digital distribution model is going to take off just yet.

    That and of course, I have an unopened copy of the game… which set me back less than the copy of the download as listed on PSN in Australia. Go figure.

    At least it’s a start – I wouldn’t mind seeing a digital presence, but between the file sizes, the fact you need memory cards (Although I imagine you can back them up to PC) and the relatively high cost of internet access here, I think either access needs to be cheaper, more reliable and faster, or the game prices themselves need to reflect that.

    Then again, we’re having an election to see if the former improves (or we decide to be fine with staying as the backwater nation we are), so we’ll have to see.

    • malek86

      Wow, I didn’t know you australians had it so bad. Here in Italy the connection speed is always very slow (they’re advertised as 20Mbps, but they are actually less than 4Mbps), but at least we don’t have any limits.

      • Joanna

        Oh wow, that’s really slow. Is there a reason for that? I mean, Italy is in Europe and other European countries have standard internet speed. :O

        • malek86

          There is a huge number of problems. To make it short, let’s just say we’re still running off an old system, and our monopoly provider doesn’t want to spend money to change the cablea and stuff. Result, the system can’t substain the overload, and we’re forced to very slow speed. Despite this, we’re still paying as if it were 20Mbps. Also, the government is more interested in TV than in internet – that’s ridiculous, if you ask me – and so doesn’t care about trying to force the monopoly provider to improve the situation.Some bigger cities are getting optical fibers, thanks to the effort of other providers, but I live in a relatively small city, so it’s going to be a long time before I see an improvement.Then again, here in Italy, that’s probably the least of our problems anyway. I don’t really consider ourselves a part of Europe… we’re more like, the buttmonkey of Europe.

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