Why Sony, why?
Seems like they're testing the waters for the rumoured 'PSP 2' stuff. Having the option to buy stuff in-store keeps retailers happy i guess, rather than cutting them out, and it makes it more accessible to the mainstream - at least before they realise they have to actually download it.
The game's already been released as a boxed copy over here, so if you're that interested you can import a UK/EU copy. I really need to pick it up as it's only £15 on amazon, and i never got around to playing the first one despite my interest, but i still have loco roco 2 to start playing.
What happens to someone who doesn't have internet? I know it's pretty easy to locate a wireless hotspot these days, but it seems restrictive without the option to own a UMD copy.
"What happens to someone who doesn't have internet? I know it's pretty easy to locate a wireless hotspot these days, but it seems restrictive without the option to own a UMD copy.The thing is, Sony seemed to be adopting the "release on UMD, and on the Store" business plan when they talked about the PSP all of last year. "oh, yeah, our first party games will get simultaneous releases... yeah... we'll put more stuff up..." and then games like Resistance Retribution or Loco Roco didn't find their way up there (for Americans at least, and I think Europeans) among other promised content. Now people are like "... where the fuck is the content?" and this seems like "AH SHIT THROW WHATEVER WE'VE GOT THEY'RE GOING TO EAT US ALIVE". The point is, they should be going for simultaneous releases, as long as it isn't possible to back up your games onto physical media that you can store or play elsewhere."This reeks of a knee-jerk SCEA response to people claiming that they don't put enough content on the PSN Store."If this is true, then Sony didn't solve anything. Taking games that should be released through retail and then making them PSN-exclusive is backwards thinking. We want ORIGINAL content."
"The move towards the PSP slider perhaps? UMD-less PSP perhaps?"Possibly.
"Arkthemaniac said:That's good, at least."Reta reta retarded.Yes, that's what tends to happen when you run from the memory stick."Physical copies are nice for this kind of thing, but won't this make the battery life go up, now that the disc doesn't have to be spun?"
"If you dont support DD, don't buy it. If you do, buy it. Simple as that, and like Sony said: ''It's a test case''"But if you want to play the game, you are utterly boned. What happens if you want a physical copy of the game, but only DD is present? DD might be nice, but some people like physical-copies of games. Why do it on a sequel to a great game? You are screwing a lot of your customers. It is always nice to have that alternate option to digital-distribution.
I'd get used to this if I were you. This is obviously the direction Sony are heading. For me personally -- I much prefer buying my PSP games from the Playstation Store and copying them to my (now really cheap to buy) 8GB memory stick.
Is this game only just coming out in US? I got the review copy like, MONTHS ago. Why the delay?
"Its digital only because:It is also more convenient to Sony. Eventually they are going to cut out the middle man (i.e. Gamestop) and kill the used market on Patapon 2. Hell, developers are always complaining about the used market, now Sony is actually taking initiative.1. Way easier to release2. More convenient to consumer3. Uses less power than a UMD4. PSP 4000 rumors state that this is the plan for all future psp games since the newest model may do away with the UMD to save more battery life."
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