Sony will be giving Japanese PS Plus subscribers access to 250 PSP games that they’ll be able to download and play on their Vitas.
It’s kind of funny to look back on the PSP and remember the years that many people spent declaring that it was doomed. It may never sold as well as Nintendo’s DS, but it still managed to sell more than 76 million units by the time it was discontinued. No matter how you stretch it, those aren’t bad numbers. In the least, they’re a far sight better than the Vita’s, which after three years on the market has only just recently broken 10 million units sold worldwide.
Perhaps, in turn, hoping to tap into some of the PSP’s success, Sony has just recently announced that it will be giving Japanese PS Plus subscribers free access to a whopping 250 PSP games that they’ll be able to download and play on their Vitas. The company didn’t specify exactly which games this offer would include, but then again the Japanese PlayStation Store currently only includes 370 PSP titles any ways. It would probably just suffice to say “most of them.”
What remains to be seen, of course, is whether or not this deal will leave Japan and make it over to Europe and North America. If it does, it could arguably bring a lot more value to the Vita. Just personally, I loved the PSP and if I didn’t already own a Vita this would definitely push me a few notches closer to finally picking one up. In other words you’d do well to be crossing your fingers for a similar announcement from Sony’s western branches.