Sony has announced that 16,000 pieces of digital content will be available for the PSPgo when it launches in North America on October 1, 0.014 percent of which will actually be games.
The PSPgo isn’t even out yet and it’s already something of a controversial system. Sony’s decision to make content for the console available exclusively via digital distribution has alienated retailers and left some observers doubtful about the platform’s long-term viability; meanwhile, Sony is offering three free games to PSP owners who upgrade to the new unit but has put the brakes on a plan that would let users convert their existing UMD games to digital format.
Now, Sony appears to be trying to assuage fears that the platform will be a barren wasteland by announcing that roughly 16,000 pieces of DLC will be available for the Go when it launches. The content will include 2300 movies, 13,300 television episodes and 225 games, a combination of “full PSP titles, PSN exclusives, UMD legacy titles and Minis,” a reasonably healthy selection that will include Gran Turismo, Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny and God of War: Chains of Olympus. Sony will also have PSN Game Cards, a series of gift cards that can be purchased and used to download specific games, available in stores on launch day.
Do we feel better now?