Sony says ‘No’ to UMD swap shops
Cans plans for UMD-to-PSP Go! game transfers
Sony has confirmed that owners of old-school PlayStation Portable (PSP) units won’t be able to transfer UMD-based games onto the digital-only PSP Go!
The PSP Go! doesn’t feature a UMD bay, but Sony had previously said it was considering ways of allowing UMD games to be transferred onto the PSP Go!
Details of how Sony hoped to achieve this never emerged. But one method rumoured to be under consideration by the Japanese electronics giant was throught to involve creation of in-store kiosks where gamers could swap a UMD-based game for a digital version of the same title.
However, Sony Computer Entertainment of America has since said: “Due to legal and technical reasons we will not be offering the program at this time” – according to a report by website Kotaku.
PSP Go! buyers will, instead, be forced to buy all their games through the console’s web connection and install them onto its integrated memory or removable memory card.
Sony’s PSP Go! will be available to buy in the UK from 2 October, priced at £250 ($400/€272). ®
PSP Go!..(straight to FAIL, do not pass 'go', do collect your P45s)
The final nail in the $¢€ coffin.
Sony stupidity strikes again
I've already said no to purchasing a PSP GO and this is yet another reason not to buy one.
This whole Sony policy hurts loyal PSP owners who have already invested in their PSP's and the second hand market. I have 35+ games (all purchased at full price) for my PSP 2000 i'm sure as hell not going to buy them again!
I was going to get one of these. Nevermind, I will buy a PSP-3000 second hand instead, and make sure all games I get will be from the second hand market.
In fact, I will do the same with PS3 games aswell - suck on that Sony, you cant control me :-p
Time to lube up ppl
So do Sony think having a monopoly with the PSP GO pricing structure for games & blocking all resale, trade or just giving away the software for free because of anti consumer licensing of all titles released for the PSP GO will win people over?
does anyone else see this Sony scam for what it truly is, the destruction of the second hand market forcing everyone to purchase a brand new copy?
lets hope a huge retail boycott of this yet another assault on consumer by Sony
Good luck with that Sony
Brilliant Sony, make sure that current owners can't keep their investment in games. If you could think of a better way to kill a new product stone dead, Sony will probably try that next time. So the new system has essentially no advantages over the old one apart from physical size (which given how uncomfortable the controls look, might actually not be an advantage at all).