Sony is sweetening the deal for anyone with a new PSPgo owners by offering ten free games.
Sony hasn’t had the easiest time selling the PSPgo since the product launched last year. It’s not that it’s a bad system; in fact, the handheld device is actually advanced enough that it’s being labeled by some as the Dreamcast of the current console generation.
The company has earned new fans and moved more units in the recent past, though, thanks to offers for free games (such as the one that offered three free titles to users who were willing to upgrade from their first-generation PSPs). Sony is apparently planning a new, huge, such deal for anyone who’s registered their PSPgo after April 1, 2010.
Speaking to MCV, SCE UK Sales Director Mark Howsen explained the deal: “On PSPgo we’ve decided to innovate with that particular business model. Next month we’re launching a free ten game offer. And this isn’t just older titles – we’ve worked with third parties and there’s some really good core products.” The MCV interview will go live later this week, but GamesIndustry.biz was able to confirm the deal’s existence with Sony representatives.
The list of games is pretty impressive, and will include the following titles: Gran Turismo, LittleBigPlanet, MotorStorm Arctic Edge, Wipeout Pure, Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice, FIFA 2010 World Cup, Need for Speed Shift, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines and one other, unspecified, third-party title.
Needless to say, this deal is huge motivation for anyone that’s been thinking about picking up a PSPgo. We can expect an official announcement from Sony in the near future.