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PSP Go owners can download digital copies of games they own on UMD

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Jun 2009 0:41 User comments (41)

PSP Go owners can download digital copies of games they own on UMD Sony has noted today that they will allow new owners of the PSP Go handheld to download digital copies of games they currently own on UMD, because the drive has been removed from the updated console.
John Koller, PSP hardware marketing director says Sony will create a "good will program" that he compared to "digital copies" that come with Blu-ray titles. The digital titles are free and allow users to playback the movie on portable devices or their computers.

"We'll be unveiling that [program] soon [because] we actually think there's a significant group that will be upgrading from the 1000,"
Koller added. "In the past, we've seen a 20-25% trade-up factor, and I assume that's going to be the case here. We've modeled that."

There still may be a chance however that users will have to pay a small charge to receive the digital copy, as well as send in proof of ownership via a UPC cut out.

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41 user comments

15.6.2009 0:48

Does anyone know what format the new games will be on if any, such as a memory stick slot for games or something, or will all new games be download only?

25.6.2009 0:51

Originally posted by mike.m:
Does anyone know what format the new games will be on if any, such as a memory stick slot for games or something, or will all new games be download only?
Download only. The PSP Go has 16GB of internal flash memory and they've removed the UMD. Too bad they didn't keep a MSPD slot for expansion :(
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Jun 2009 @ 0:53

35.6.2009 4:15

striaght off the bat it Ridiculas. I like the idea of the 16 gig hard drive, but downloading the games for it that you already have. sorry but each games it a gig and a half 2 maybe depends. and they expect you to do this every time you want to play a game.

it they had a playstation store I'd get them to do it.

as for homebrew for the psp go. if they do hack it. its sounds looks

homebrew tastic its a beauty for homebrewing


NEO OUT BABY

45.6.2009 5:30

Guys, please. Watch the E3 video. It does have expandaple space, don't remember which type cards it uses though. And also every new game will be available for download AND on UMD for the older models. And of course not, you don't have to download the game every time you wan't to play, you download once and install once.

55.6.2009 5:47

What if just say I own 100 Games for my psp. and Ive and a Psp ever one I changed it ever time they bought out a new one. Im a huge gamer I wanna play all they games. its stupid you shouldnt have to go to that much bother to play games.

Point being

1/ they brought out blue ray to stop Piracy and too get everyone to buy the new great blue ray oh god it amazing blue ray. so people would stop buying dvd and move to blue ray.

2/I love the idea of this new gameing system onelive

3/ you just shouldnt have to go to that much bother to play a game

65.6.2009 6:15

I don't think many people will have neo842 100 umd problem,with 16gb of memory you can easily have 6 or 7 games with room to spare.Unless you have the attention span of a goldfish,that should be plenty.Plus who carries more than a couple(if any)umds?Let alone a 100.

75.6.2009 6:32

I through out a rough figure, there are mad people out there that might actually have bought that many. a mate of mine bought ever dvd ever no matter bad or crap. neo842 Im goin to start selling t shirts with that neo842

85.6.2009 8:51

Great time to be a PSP noob! Buy a PSP-Go, buy all the games you want in UMD and download them, then resell the UMDs. Free games!

95.6.2009 9:34

okay, now people need to stop complaining about transitioning from the PSP-1000 (which I have) and the PSP-2000 to the PSP Go!

Sure, Nintendo has traditionally allowed for a transfer from hand held to hand held. The Orginal GB could be played in the GB Color. GB Color would play in the GBA. GBA would play in the DS and DS Lite but NOT in the DSi.

Game Cube will play in the Wii but there isn't any other transition between Nintendo home consoles.

I have a 60 GB PS3 so I can play most of the PS1/2 games, but not all.
How long did that model stay on the market? Not very. Sony has posted a loss for the first time in 14 years or so. They need you to throw away your old PSx and get the new ones!

105.6.2009 9:45

I just wish they'd allow me to download my umd based games (and movies) and play them on my PSP 3000 just for the ease of switching games, carrying around less junk and better battery life.

Although I don't want to splurge for a 16gb Pro Duo card and later for a 16 or 32gb new proprietary card for the PSP Go if/when I upgrade...

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Jun 2009 @ 10:04

115.6.2009 16:12

There's gonna be a 32GB PSP?

125.6.2009 17:10
gmontalc
Inactive

Originally posted by Morreale:
There's gonna be a 32GB PSP?


He, he, he,... cough, ... look buddy, ... Buy my 16gb first !

135.6.2009 17:46

wut? How hard is it to stick a UDM into the PS3 and have it rip it into a DRM file or make a 50$ ripper that rips the games into a DRM file...... I swear....you're asking people to ignore this and download their own games to the system........

145.6.2009 21:24

what about people still on dialup sony what about us

155.6.2009 22:57

They're still selling UMDs for PSP 1000/2000/3000 users so people without broadband wireless access are not screwed yet. Once they phase out UMD games entirely, then there's going to be a problem. I don't like the direction of this industry. It kills the resale market. You buy used games? Too bad. You can't now. You gotta buy the digital download for full price. You want to sell your games? Too bad. You can't resell your digital download. The DRM will also inevitably lead to issues for some people in the future.

165.6.2009 23:00

Originally posted by inagasake:
They're still selling UMDs for PSP 1000/2000/3000 users so people without broadband wireless access are not screwed yet. Once they phase out UMD games entirely, then there's going to be a problem. I don't like the direction of this industry. It kills the resale market. You buy used games? Too bad. You can't now. You gotta buy the digital download for full price. You want to sell your games? Too bad. You can't resell your digital download. The DRM will also inevitably lead to issues for some people in the future.
I would not say that the up side in 1-3 years UDN games will be cheap and the rare ones that are more than 30$+ used will be cheaper off PSN.

They could do this in a more consumer freidnly manner but it will right itself in time...I guess...

176.6.2009 9:30

I can't wait for the PSP Go!. I could care less about hacking and the digital format will be incredible. =)

187.6.2009 3:10

I don't like this new design at all they didn't improve it at all, but stripped it like they normally do with their consoles.Look its fairly simple just add the L2 and R2 buttons and the second analog stick.We all know storage is always an issue so if UMD doesn't work then why not use a small harddrive similar to what the iPod and Zune use.They are already up to 120Gig and this guy is talking about 16Gig which is garbage if you ask me.

Worst idea ever and for bluetooth are they forgetting its a portable GAME console.How the hell are you suppose to play these PS1 games if the buttons you need aren't available.Quadruple gueto smacks in the face to these nuckle heads.I aint buying this for the mere fact this issue has been spread all over the internet and these idiots haven't picked up on it yet.

197.6.2009 3:14

Originally posted by L-Burna:
I don't like this new design at all they didn't improve it at all, but stripped it like they normally do with their consoles.Look its fairly simple just add the L2 and R2 buttons and the second analog stick.We all know storage is always an issue so if UMD doesn't work then why not use a small harddrive similar to what the iPod and Zune use.They are already up to 120Gig and this guy is talking about 16Gig which is garbage if you ask me.

Worst idea ever and for bluetooth are they forgetting its a portable GAME console.How the hell are you suppose to play these PS1 games if the buttons you need aren't available.Quadruple gueto smacks in the face to these nuckle heads.I aint buying this for the mere fact this issue has been spread all over the internet and these idiots haven't picked up on it yet.
Pretty much my complaints with it, the suits are so forward thinking(new games new things to sell) they forget what can be made off their PSX/PS2 lineup, the small drive size allows them to sell more hardware/memthingys and possibly reselling a few dozen games. .

207.6.2009 3:34

Quote:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Pretty much my complaints with it, the suits are so forward thinking(new games new things to sell) they forget what can be made off their PSX/PS2 lineup, the small drive size allows them to sell more hardware/memthingys and possibly reselling a few dozen games. .
Yep, sad to see this handheld getting stripped I really saw potential in it.I hope they lose big time on this idea and actually wake up for once.It would be a good idea for them to listen to the consumer for once.It would make them more money if they actually paid more attention to the major issues it has.

217.6.2009 3:38

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Pretty much my complaints with it, the suits are so forward thinking(new games new things to sell) they forget what can be made off their PSX/PS2 lineup, the small drive size allows them to sell more hardware/memthingys and possibly reselling a few dozen games. .
Yep, sad to see this handheld getting stripped I really saw potential in it.I hope they lose big time on this idea and actually wake up for once.It would be a good idea for them to listen to the consumer for once.It would make them more money if they actually paid more attention to the major issues it has.
With this the PSP should last another 3-6 years like the 360.... everyone seems to be putting off updating...I dunno if its good or bad anymore gaming has become so shallow casual even the hardware is not being well thought out.....

227.6.2009 14:47

Originally posted by L-Burna:
I don't like this new design at all they didn't improve it at all, but stripped it like they normally do with their consoles.Look its fairly simple just add the L2 and R2 buttons and the second analog stick.We all know storage is always an issue so if UMD doesn't work then why not use a small harddrive similar to what the iPod and Zune use.They are already up to 120Gig and this guy is talking about 16Gig which is garbage if you ask me.

Worst idea ever and for bluetooth are they forgetting its a portable GAME console.How the hell are you suppose to play these PS1 games if the buttons you need aren't available.Quadruple gueto smacks in the face to these nuckle heads.I aint buying this for the mere fact this issue has been spread all over the internet and these idiots haven't picked up on it yet.
I think Sony is trying to lose the image of "just a gaming console" for the PlayStation brand. They're making their consoles more like everything systems rather then just gaming consoles. What their trying to put out there is that you can use the PSP or PS3 for anything. Games, movies, music, a computer, a way to connect with others, whatever. They're making the brand more general, more for everyone. They'll reach out to more people and sell more consoles that way. Obviously real gamers don't care about this stuff, but what about the people that do?
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237.6.2009 15:07

Quote:
Originally posted by L-Burna:
I don't like this new design at all they didn't improve it at all, but stripped it like they normally do with their consoles.Look its fairly simple just add the L2 and R2 buttons and the second analog stick.We all know storage is always an issue so if UMD doesn't work then why not use a small harddrive similar to what the iPod and Zune use.They are already up to 120Gig and this guy is talking about 16Gig which is garbage if you ask me.

Worst idea ever and for bluetooth are they forgetting its a portable GAME console.How the hell are you suppose to play these PS1 games if the buttons you need aren't available.Quadruple gueto smacks in the face to these nuckle heads.I aint buying this for the mere fact this issue has been spread all over the internet and these idiots haven't picked up on it yet.
I think Sony is trying to lose the image of "just a gaming console" for the PlayStation brand. They're making their consoles more like everything systems rather then just gaming consoles. What their trying to put out there is that you can use the PSP or PS3 for anything. Games, movies, music, a computer, a way to connect with others, whatever. They're making the brand more general, more for everyone. They'll reach out to more people and sell more consoles that way. Obviously real gamers don't care about this stuff, but what about the people that do?
I care because its dilutes the averages and makes games more casual....

247.6.2009 17:52
gmontalc
Inactive

Originally posted by L-Burna:
I don't like this new design at all they didn't improve it at all, but stripped it like they normally do with their consoles.Look its fairly simple just add the L2 and R2 buttons and the second analog stick.We all know storage is always an issue so if UMD doesn't work then why not use a small harddrive similar to what the iPod and Zune use.They are already up to 120Gig and this guy is talking about 16Gig which is garbage if you ask me.

Worst idea ever and for bluetooth are they forgetting its a portable GAME console.How the hell are you suppose to play these PS1 games if the buttons you need aren't available.Quadruple gueto smacks in the face to these nuckle heads.I aint buying this for the mere fact this issue has been spread all over the internet and these idiots haven't picked up on it yet
.

Not the best way to put it, but I do AGREE!

258.6.2009 4:16

what did I start a war. you hear not there saying there goin to do a trade offer. you trade in your games. and you get the right to download them. what with my tesco voucher

268.6.2009 11:44

Neo, I hope you are foreign because it is very hard to read anything you type in English. Not trying to be a jerk but if English is your primary language you need to get that fixed. Second I wish everyone would quit kidding themselves. You know the second it is possible to get homebrew running on this thing you are going to get it. It is also ridiculous that people are complaining about not being able to use their UMD games in a news thread about Sony's announcement of a UMD trade in program. Trust me, 16gb flash is a lot of space. I have a 4gb stick in my slim and I can hold 4000 NES games, 10 GBA games and about 4-7 actual PSP games. Yeah, some games are much bigger than others but for the most part games are anywhere from 200mb to 1.5gb with an average of around 500-700mb. As for the new memory stick they are actually cheaper then the memory stick pro duo. And for the people who are too stupid and think that Sony is screwing them with this, THERE WILL BE AN ADAPTER. Maybe not for pro duo to the new M2 format but definitely from M2 to pro duo. People, the sky cant fall so quit saying it is.

278.6.2009 23:58

Can't wait for the system. Lets go October 1st!

2810.6.2009 4:33

Gimme A C... Gimme an R.... Gimme an A.... Gimme a P....whats that spell!!!!!!!!! I cant wait to find the shipping container this stuff comes in @ the port so I can accidentally drop it in the harbor. Either that or blow it u;p. This thing is going to cause a lot of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome mark my words. And who's the dumazzes who thought that it was a good idea to move the analog stick in to the middle AND THEN recess it? Oh wait!! I know!! It was Captain F--- SH-- UP telling Lieutenant Form Over Function that he was doing a good job. Sony you suck. S)loppy O)verpriced N)onsense....Y)ep

2922.3.2010 12:33
jjjjjjj
Unverified new user

Originally posted by mike.m:
Does anyone know what format the new games will be on if any, such as a memory stick slot for games or something, or will all new games be download only?
if you want to download psp go games download utorrent utorrent.com
and download the games from pspvalley.com

3024.3.2010 5:48
marko
Unverified new user

hm...
can i ask..
how can i download a games in my pspgo?


what website..??

312.4.2010 21:16

you can download psp go games from here

http://sonypspgocenter.com

325.4.2010 18:37
me
Unverified new user

Originally posted by Morreale:
Originally posted by mike.m:
Does anyone know what format the new games will be on if any, such as a memory stick slot for games or something, or will all new games be download only?
Download only. The PSP Go has 16GB of internal flash memory and they've removed the UMD. Too bad they didn't keep a MSPD slot for expansion :(
there is a memory card slot for expansion

3312.7.2010 12:38
Clericall<
Unverified new user

Originally posted by Morreale:
Originally posted by mike.m:
Does anyone know what format the new games will be on if any, such as a memory stick slot for games or something, or will all new games be download only?
Download only. The PSP Go has 16GB of internal flash memory and they've removed the UMD. Too bad they didn't keep a MSPD slot for expansion :(
WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT THEY DID U NOOBS DONT KNOW ENYTHING ABOUT THE PSP GO. GO AND BUY 1 (IF U CAN AFFORD IT) PEOPLE THAT SAY THE PSP GO IS CRAP THIER WRONG!!! ITS MUCH BETTER THAN ALL OF THEM!! I HAVE EVERY SINGLE PSP MODEL AND THE PSP GO IS BEST BY FAR AND THE PEOPLE THAT SAY THAT THE PPS GO TAKES TO DOWNLOAD YOUR JUST CHEAP!!. IF U CAN AFFOR A PHONE OR A COULD WIRLESS ROUTER YOU CAN DOWNLOAD A PSP GO FULL GAME SUCH AS GOD OF WAR IN A MATTEROF 4 TO 5 MINUTES OR EVEN 3!! SO STOP CHATTIN SHIT ABOUT THE PSP GO !! MUCH BETTER THAN THE IPODTOUCH !!

3412.7.2010 12:44
Dunknoe
Unverified new user

Originally posted by SoulGLOW:
Gimme A C... Gimme an R.... Gimme an A.... Gimme a P....whats that spell!!!!!!!!! I cant wait to find the shipping container this stuff comes in @ the port so I can accidentally drop it in the harbor. Either that or blow it u;p. This thing is going to cause a lot of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome mark my words. And who's the dumazzes who thought that it was a good idea to move the analog stick in to the middle AND THEN recess it? Oh wait!! I know!! It was Captain F--- SH-- UP telling Lieutenant Form Over Function that he was doing a good job. Sony you suck. S)loppy O)verpriced N)onsense....Y)ep
YOUR MUM COULDNT DO ENY BETTER > SONY IS BETTER DAN UR LIFE ( O WAIT UR LIFE HAS NO MEANING) SO GO HIDE IN A CAVE OR SUMTIN COZ SONY MADE A REALLY GOOD CONSOLE. MAYBE IF U COULD AFFORD IT U MIGHT ACTUALLY REALIZE ITS BETTER BUT SINCE U CANT AFFORD ! ITS OK :) (y)

3512.7.2010 12:44
Dunknoe
Unverified new user

Originally posted by SoulGLOW:
Gimme A C... Gimme an R.... Gimme an A.... Gimme a P....whats that spell!!!!!!!!! I cant wait to find the shipping container this stuff comes in @ the port so I can accidentally drop it in the harbor. Either that or blow it u;p. This thing is going to cause a lot of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome mark my words. And who's the dumazzes who thought that it was a good idea to move the analog stick in to the middle AND THEN recess it? Oh wait!! I know!! It was Captain F--- SH-- UP telling Lieutenant Form Over Function that he was doing a good job. Sony you suck. S)loppy O)verpriced N)onsense....Y)ep
YOUR MUM COULDNT DO ENY BETTER > SONY IS BETTER DAN UR LIFE ( O WAIT UR LIFE HAS NO MEANING) SO GO HIDE IN A CAVE OR SUMTIN COZ SONY MADE A REALLY GOOD CONSOLE. MAYBE IF U COULD AFFORD IT U MIGHT ACTUALLY REALIZE ITS BETTER BUT SINCE U CANT AFFORD ! ITS OK :) (y)

3612.7.2010 13:16

Dunknoe, knockoff the caps lock as is refered to as shouting which is a forum rule no no.

379.9.2010 1:52
ehdge
Unverified new user

can you teel me how to download games at psp go?? i buy new one but i cant download games,,ita bothering me to much pls,,tell me

383.12.2010 20:05
four59cool
Unverified new user

cool

3912.7.2011 21:36

Originally posted by Dunknoe:
Originally posted by SoulGLOW:
Gimme A C... Gimme an R.... Gimme an A.... Gimme a P....whats that spell!!!!!!!!! I cant wait to find the shipping container this stuff comes in @ the port so I can accidentally drop it in the harbor. Either that or blow it u;p. This thing is going to cause a lot of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome mark my words. And who's the dumazzes who thought that it was a good idea to move the analog stick in to the middle AND THEN recess it? Oh wait!! I know!! It was Captain F--- SH-- UP telling Lieutenant Form Over Function that he was doing a good job. Sony you suck. S)loppy O)verpriced N)onsense....Y)ep
YOUR MUM COULDNT DO ENY BETTER > SONY IS BETTER DAN UR LIFE ( O WAIT UR LIFE HAS NO MEANING) SO GO HIDE IN A CAVE OR SUMTIN COZ SONY MADE A REALLY GOOD CONSOLE. MAYBE IF U COULD AFFORD IT U MIGHT ACTUALLY REALIZE ITS BETTER BUT SINCE U CANT AFFORD ! ITS OK :) (y)
What kind of a crack head are you?! I think maybe the crackhead who I referred to as Captain F--- Sh-- Up.....like your non-existent english comprehension, grammar and correct spelling. Geez its not even correct text speak.

4019.11.2011 0:32
jean 833
Unverified new user

salut

4122.12.2011 14:34
masterrob213
Unverified new user

im waiting for the day they come out with a psp that can hold 1 terabite worth of data

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