Sony Europe Giving Away Free PSP Games To PSPgo Upgraders

Sony's mysterious goodwill program for PlayStation Portable owners saddled with UMD collections will be rewarded, should they choose to upgrade to a PSPgo. In Europe, at least, Sony will be giving away three free games to new PSPgo investors.

PSPgo buyers will be given three free games from a list of 17 PlayStation Portable titles. That list is, as far as we can gather, comprised entirely of first-party Sony titles, including Killzone: Liberation, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3, WipEout Pure, echochrome, LocoRoco, Patapon and more.

The rewards system will run from October 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010 in European territories. And according to the release, will require PSPgo owners to register for their three free games by accessing the PlayStation Network with their older PSPs with a UMD in the drive.

The PSPgo Rewards system sounds like a decent enough solution, should you have UMDs on hand and have a preference for the seventeen games offered by Sony. However, those will larger UMD libraries may see the offer differently.

What do you think? Enough goodwill to get you to upgrade to the PSPgo?

Kotaku AU Note: We'll check in with SCE Australia tomorrow to see if this scheme also applies here. Yep, all the above applies to Australia, too.


    Erm... is this in lieu of not being able to bring across UMD games? 'cause yeah, thanks but no thanks. I've got like two dozen games from Australia, USA and Japan, so I'll have to stick with my PSP2000 if I can't bring them to a PSPgo.

    Not good enough. You would assume that a good proportion of PSP Go buyers would be current PSP owners- this does not reward them for their previous custom at all. You are telling them- 'Buy the Go and get 3 of our games free, but if you want to play your old games you have to keep your old PSP anyway'. Surely there is a way to incentivise your current customers to upgrade- a digital trade-in system that cant be abused?

    "I am a generous god. I can make you rich beyond all measure. I will give you PSP downloads if you will but kneel before me."

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