When the PSPgo launched Sony gave away free copies of Gran Turismo. A few months later, Sony then upped the ante and gave away three games. According to MCV, Sony will soon be giving away a staggering 10 free game downloads with any shiny new system purchased.
A sign of desperation or generosity? Iâ€™d say desperation – no other company has to give away 10 games to get people to buy their hardware.
Anybody who buys a PSPgo after April 1st will be able to partake in the offer, which includes the likes of Grand Theft Auto, Gran Turismo and LittleBigPlanet. â€œWe’ve worked with third parties and there’s some really good core productsâ€, said SCE UK sales director Mark Howsen.
Although things look rosier for the PSP now then they did last year, especially with MGS: Peace Walker and God of War: Ghost of Sparta on the cards, retailers and the general public havenâ€™t really taken to the UMD-free PSPgo.
The amount of effort being put into conversions to the system also appears to be on the wane, with the likes of Danteâ€™s Inferno, Army of Two: The 40th Day and Modnation Racers all scoring significantly less than versions for other consoles.