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Sony Announces PSP Favorites, Other PSP Deals

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Need something to download on your PSPgo? No? Well, you might be surprised what you'll find your fingers doing in a few minutes. Sony has announced a new line of 10-dollar downloadable PSP games, dubbed "PSP Favorites," this afternoon (via Joystiq and PS.blog). A total of 16 titles were revealed for the price point, and it's a list that has some great-to-decent titles like PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe, LocoRoco 2, Patapon 2, and quasi-golden oldies like SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo, and Silent Hill: Origins
 
The full list, excluding the aforementioned, is: Ape Escape: On the Loose, Buzz! Master Quiz, Hot Shots Golf Open Tee, Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow, Twisted Metal: Head On, Justice League Heroes, Manhunt 2, Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play, Pinball Hall of Fame: Williams Collection, Sims 2, and The Warriors
 

If newer and cheaper is more your taste, then the newly announced PSP Greatest Hits entrants might be more up your alley. Starting this afternoon, you'll be able to download Gran Turismo, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance: Retribution, and Secret Agent Clank for 20 bucks a piece. If you're a total newbie to the PSPgo, as in you don't even have one, be aware that if you purchase the funny-looking handheld from today until March 31, you'll get a PSN voucher from Sony (via email) for a free download of three different titles: SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3, LittleBigPlanet, and Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters.     
 
For once, you're not being left out, Europeans. Sony is also busting out an even better version of the latter deal for several regions
== TEASER ==
Starting June 9 and rolling until September 30, Sony is literally giving away a total of ten games to anyone who buys a new PSPgo or purchased one after April 1, 2010. If you qualify, all you need to do is hit the PSN store and download "the new PSPgo theme." From there, SCEE will e-mail you a voucher that'll let you download the following ten games: Assassins Creed: Bloodlines, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Gran Turismo, James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game, LittleBigPlanet, MotorStorm Arctic Edge, Need for Speed Shift, Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, and Wipeout Pure.

You can argue that the US deal is a pretty transparent attempt to get more people buying PSPgos, and then used to downloading and buying games, but this European deal? It seems downright desperate. That's a lot of new games up for grabs for anyone who bothers to buy Sony's smaller handheld. I wonder if this deal will stimulate sales as much as it seems like Sony wants it to.
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Posted by BradNicholson

Need something to download on your PSPgo? No? Well, you might be surprised what you'll find your fingers doing in a few minutes. Sony has announced a new line of 10-dollar downloadable PSP games, dubbed "PSP Favorites," this afternoon (via Joystiq and PS.blog). A total of 16 titles were revealed for the price point, and it's a list that has some great-to-decent titles like PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe, LocoRoco 2, Patapon 2, and quasi-golden oldies like SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo, and Silent Hill: Origins
 
The full list, excluding the aforementioned, is: Ape Escape: On the Loose, Buzz! Master Quiz, Hot Shots Golf Open Tee, Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow, Twisted Metal: Head On, Justice League Heroes, Manhunt 2, Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play, Pinball Hall of Fame: Williams Collection, Sims 2, and The Warriors
 

If newer and cheaper is more your taste, then the newly announced PSP Greatest Hits entrants might be more up your alley. Starting this afternoon, you'll be able to download Gran Turismo, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance: Retribution, and Secret Agent Clank for 20 bucks a piece. If you're a total newbie to the PSPgo, as in you don't even have one, be aware that if you purchase the funny-looking handheld from today until March 31, you'll get a PSN voucher from Sony (via email) for a free download of three different titles: SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3, LittleBigPlanet, and Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters.     
 
For once, you're not being left out, Europeans. Sony is also busting out an even better version of the latter deal for several regions
== TEASER ==
Starting June 9 and rolling until September 30, Sony is literally giving away a total of ten games to anyone who buys a new PSPgo or purchased one after April 1, 2010. If you qualify, all you need to do is hit the PSN store and download "the new PSPgo theme." From there, SCEE will e-mail you a voucher that'll let you download the following ten games: Assassins Creed: Bloodlines, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Gran Turismo, James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game, LittleBigPlanet, MotorStorm Arctic Edge, Need for Speed Shift, Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, and Wipeout Pure.

You can argue that the US deal is a pretty transparent attempt to get more people buying PSPgos, and then used to downloading and buying games, but this European deal? It seems downright desperate. That's a lot of new games up for grabs for anyone who bothers to buy Sony's smaller handheld. I wonder if this deal will stimulate sales as much as it seems like Sony wants it to.
Edited by Mijati

PSPgo is still a waste, although 10 free games is nice.

Posted by Badfysh

meh wtb psp2

Posted by JJBSterling

Good pricing, but I think the PSP is dying at this point.

Posted by Milkman

That's pretty bad. The PSP is a sinking a ship and this is pretty much Sony throwing all the cargo overboard.

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Posted by MooseyMcMan

Wait, but LocoRoco 2 is listed as being $7.99 on PSN. Does that mean they're raising the price? I wouldn't put it past them...

Posted by Interfect

Dudder time to go all Euro handheld for some games!

Edited by Vorbis

I still don't regret picking up my PSPgo, it's been great being able to take it everywhere without carrying around those UMDs, not to mention the 5 free games they have chucked at me before and now they want to give me more? sure, i'll take it. 
 
Biggest issues is Sony not being strict enough and forcing a PSN release, not had to miss a game yet, but there's some that are UMD only and worries me something like Peace Walker could be one of those.
 
Edit: only applies to those who bought it after April 1st... I take back every nice thing I ever said about the PSPgo, Sony is the worst company ever and I'm going to buy a DS and pokemans.

Posted by TooWalrus
@DarkDude said:
" PSPgo is still a waste, although 10 free games is nice. "
As always, I'd like to hear these explanations
 
As for me, who doesn't have a PSP anymore, and who hated those fucking UMD discs, the GO seems perfect for me, and this sweetens the deal... however, it doesn't change the fact that there's $15 dollars in my checking account until next pay day.
Posted by Lambert

And the PSP will still be shit. All people do is pirate, or rip their UMDS and play the games on the computer with a controller.
 
Until it gets a second analog stick, it will always be a failure. That, or change it so the PSP is actually a system that is meant to be played on the go, instead of being a place for half-assed PS2 ports.

Posted by BlackIrish05

As E3 is nearing, and they did this now, maybe they are trying to get rid of a lot of the go's for, I don't know, the next PSP!

Posted by Sooty

This news article is relevant to the 16 people worldwide that have a PSP Go.

Posted by MisterMouse

Sounds like it will make some people bite.

Posted by hagridore

Good for the PSP. As for the Go, can it play Crisis Core or Lumines yet? Until then its not a PSP.

Posted by Xeiphyer

Still rocking my PSP-1000 over here. I'm an original! *Insert miracle whip picture*
 
There are some pretty good games in this list, Pixel junk monsters is a good game, and Patapon 2 is worth much more than $10, so everyone should go get that game.

Edited by Brackynews

In an age without bundles,  it looks like software is now the loss-leader. Amazing.  Gotta put that PSPgo inventory into people's hands somehow.  May as well with profitable games.  
There must be Sony meetings that go "why is the PSP the only handheld device people don't want four of?"   
I've got a 1000 and a 3000, and I'm done, thanks.

Posted by whatisdelicious

If I was in Europe I'd take that deal, sure. But I'm not so I'd rather just wait for the PSP2.

Posted by KingBroly

The PSPgo bundle is terrible.  At least in comparison to what SCEE gives you.

Posted by Demyx

I'd buy it. Birthday coming up, this could be a possibility. I don't know.

Edited by MrHammeh

"be aware that if you purchase the funny-looking handheld from today until March 31"
 
So from now till March of next year?

Posted by Bucketdeth

Awesome, I hope Kingdom Hearts goes to the GO, even though I hear it's not.

Posted by FuzzYLemoN

Until you give us the 10 game deal, get the fuck out of my house, good sir.

Posted by BagManForHire

too little too late sold that thing months ago 

Posted by JoelTGM
@Ygg said:
" This news article is relevant to the 16 people worldwide that have a PSP Go. "
Well actually it's more aimed for people who don't already own a PSP Go.
Posted by 88Fingers

Where the hell is  Lumines?
It's the best game for the system.

Posted by TurboMan

Ten games is an insane deal.

Posted by TadThuggish

I have yet to own a PSP of any kind, and am not directly opposed to the Go, so this is one hell of a deal.  We'll see how money lines up but then maybe I can make the jump.

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Posted by Addfwyn
@Ygg: I'd be one of those 16.  That said, def hitting up that LBP for $20, I was kinda putting it off until it came down in price.
Posted by Brazzle

Christ thats a a hell of a deal.
 
Ten dollars for The Warriors on PSP is a steal.

Posted by jakob187

Well, it's about time they made the PSP Go viable in some way.

Edited by WizardShazam
@MrHammeh said:

" "be aware that if you purchase the funny-looking handheld from today until March 31" So from now till March of next year? "

Since these deals seem to be for anyone who purchased a Go after April 1, it would appear to be a twelve month long program running until March 31 of next year.  Assuming I'm not completely mistaken.
Posted by FakePlasticTree

Man, I love the idea of the PSP Go. I think it's a sleek and sexy handheld, yet I just can't bring myself to buy one. I keep thinking about how much life is left before Sony announce the PSP2, and then I'll end up buying that as well. This deal is great, I really want to try LBP, Motorstorm, Patapon 2, etc, but I've pretty much much convinced myself the PSP is already outdated. 

Posted by White

GIVE ME AZURE DREAMS AND XENOGEARS PLZZZZ
 
Seriously. No one wants to play crap like that. Only the TRUE Greatest Hits. At least they did us right by releasing FF9.

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Posted by JJOR64

Damn, Sony really wants to sell more PSPgos.

Posted by Nettacki
@AgentOrange said:
" @MrHammeh said:
" "be aware that if you purchase the funny-looking handheld from today until March 31" So from now till March of next year? "
Since these deals seem to be for anyone who purchased a Go after April 1, it would appear to be a twelve month long program running until March 31 or next year.  Assuming I'm not completely mistaken. "
You are very much correct. They even clarified it in their PSBlog post.
Posted by Jazz

10 games is not a good deal. The majority of those games have a lot to be desired. Its just a desperate attempt to look like its a good deal. Sony have tons of great games on the system, but they always seem to screw themselves by not choosing the smart way of doing things. 

 Shame that $10 = £10 in these cases. £5 for some of those 'classics' is a much better deal.
Posted by JackSukeru

There was maybe one game in that entire article that interested me, and I've already played that game on another system :/

Posted by ComixZone

if this is the beginning to a push towards PSP support I'm all for it...if it's an attempt to off-load remaining stock and make room for the PSP 2, then it's just pure greasy on Sony's part. 
 
...although I'd absolutely buy a PSP Go Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker Limited Edition.  Not sure why the limited edition they're releasing for that is just in PSP-3000 format.

Posted by damswedon
@TooWalrus said:
As for me, who doesn't have a PSP anymore, and who hated those fucking UMD discs, the GO seems perfect for me, and this sweetens the deal... however, it doesn't change the fact that there's $15 dollars in my checking account until next pay day. "
you could of not said it better.
Posted by KinjiroSSD

In before PSPgo hate....too late.

Posted by Sammo21

PSP GO is not a waste with ten games, lmfao.  That's the equivallent of at least $200 right there, at least.  Great deal Europeans!

Posted by teekomeeko
@Bucketdeth: 
 
It better be coming as a digital copy. Square-Enix would make more profit because of the lack of packaging and that way they can sell it for all PSP models, not just UMD-based ones.
Posted by Cribba

Sounds like they're gonna ditch the PSPgo pretty soon heh.. anyways, I'm happy with mine - mostly because I bought it for less than half of the full price.
 
I'm not really interested in anything other than Monster Hunter and MGS Peace Walker though.

Posted by beltane

Man, a "heads up" would've been nice. I just bought a PSPGo 3 weeks ago.
 
Not sure why the US deal can't be retroactive.
 
Still, the price drops are welcome. I can't justify $39 for a download on a portable, but $19 is a breeze.

Edited by PenguinDust

There is no point in buying a new handheld before E3.  If after that there is no sign of the PSP2, then it's reasonable to invest in a PSP (go or 3000) if you still want the games. Neither SMT: Persona game is on the list and those are the only ones I am interested in.

Posted by Peacemaker

I like the idea of the go.  Having all my games on the system seems great.  I think it would be nice taking it out and having my choices without having to deal with any UMDs.  The Go to me seems like a step in the right direction.  I just can't get it at that price though.  You can buy a 120 gb elite which has ODST and Forza 3 included for 50 bucks more.  If it was price better (at least under 200) I would probably jump on this. 

Posted by MacGoesZoom

I for one am excited that they announced this. I have been on the fence for a PSPgo for quite some time... Now I can finally bite on buying one and enjoy some games! Now if I can only locate a white one...
Posted by miva2

interested in a cheap patapon2. they say it's also available on psp3000 on the sony blog, which is good for me. in the article it sounds like it's only for pspgo.

Posted by GoodKn1ght
@Vorbis said:
" I still don't regret picking up my PSPgo, it's been great being able to take it everywhere without carrying around those UMDs, not to mention the 5 free games they have chucked at me before and now they want to give me more? sure, i'll take it.   Biggest issues is Sony not being strict enough and forcing a PSN release, not had to miss a game yet, but there's some that are UMD only and worries me something like Peace Walker could be one of those.  Edit: only applies to those who bought it after April 1st... I take back every nice thing I ever said about the PSPgo, Sony is the worst company ever and I'm going to buy a DS and pokemans. "
sarcasm?
Posted by DukeTogo

I recommend the Midway collection highly.

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