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Sony are reducing some 'favourite' PSP games THIS THURSDAY, the deal isn't live yet. Here is the full list: LittleBigPlanet (was £19.99/34.99 now £13.99/17.99) Gran Turismo (was £19.99/34.99 no… Read More
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7y, 2m agoFound 7 years, 2 months ago
Sony are reducing some 'favourite' PSP games THIS THURSDAY, the deal isn't live yet. Here is the full list:

LittleBigPlanet (was £19.99/34.99 now £13.99/17.99)
Gran Turismo (was £19.99/34.99 now £13.99/17.99)
Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier (was £19.99/34.99 now £13.99/17.99)
MotorStorm: Arctic Edge (was £19.99/34.99 now £13.99/17.99)
Ghostbusters (was £14.99/24.99 now £9.99/12.99)
God of War: Chains of Olympus (was £14.99/19.99 now £7.99/9.99)
FIFA 10 (was £29.99/39.99 now £15.99/19.99)
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (was £29.99/34.99 now £11.99/14.99)
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (was £13.99/17.99 now £8.69/10.99)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (was £13.99/17.99 now £8.69/10.99)
Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny (was £23.99/29.99 now £11.99/14.99)
Tekken 6 (was £31.99/39.99 now £15.99/19.99)
F1 2009 (was £23.99/29.99 now £11.99/14.99)
Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (was £31.99/39.99 now £15.9919.99)
Need for Speed: Shift (was £29.99/39.99 now £15.99/19.99)
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey (was £29.99/34.99 now £13.99/17.99)
Colin McRae DiRT 2 (was £23.99/29.99 now £11.99/14.99)
Beaterator (was £23.99/29.99 now £7.19/8.99)
Football Manager Handheld 2010 (was £29.99/34.99 now £15.99/19.99)
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#1
The deal is supposed to last two weeks, 1st April until the 15th of April
banned#2
Hot if you have a pspgo I suppose, as unless sony reduce them - you aint getting them any cheaper!!
#3
At least PSN is becoming more competitive with the high street but still no resale vlue so I'm UM|D| all the way.

Good for the 5 Britts that baught a PSPgo. :p
#4
Monkey nuts 2
At least PSN is becoming more competitive with the high street but still no resale vlue so I'm UM|D| all the way.

Good for the 5 Britts that baught a PSPgo. :p


Yeah cramped hands, smaller screen and much more expensive games with no resale value Mmmm i really dont get the PSPgo:thumbsup:
#5
Damn thats why mine expired so quickly.
#6
now these are the prices that'd sell the PSP/PSPgo!

release ALL games at these prices & sell ALOT more!
#7
quidditys_shore
now these are the prices that'd sell the PSP/PSPgo!

release ALL games at these prices & sell ALOT more!


And selling the PSPgo for £99 would also help. :-D

I hope you're reading this Sony!
#8
Why does every PS store thread turn into a PSPgo hate thread? You do't like it TOUGH **** get over it and buy a 3000, that's why they're still making it. Please just discuss the deal in hand.
#9
addyjones1234
Why does every PS store thread turn into a PSPgo hate thread? You do't like it TOUGH **** get over it and buy a 3000, that's why they're still making it. Please just discuss the deal in hand.


Because..

A) It's so easy to hate it :thumbsup:

And...

B) Most of these prices are still rip-off when compared to new or used UMD copies of the Game.

One example http://www.powerplaydirect.com/asp/itemdetails.asp?prodID=1990284&currsec=GA
#10
addyjones1234
Why does every PS store thread turn into a PSPgo hate thread? You do't like it TOUGH **** get over it and buy a 3000, that's why they're still making it. Please just discuss the deal in hand.


i may be blind because i dont see any PSPgo hate :whistling:
banned#11
quidditys_shore
i may be blind because i dont see any PSPgo hate :whistling:


Mainly constructive criticism I'd say! I really like the look of the PSP go, but when your making the money from the software, it makes business sense to sell the console cheap to increase demand for the games. Sony did it with the PS3, don't know why they havent with the PSPGo
#12
JustifiedAncient
Mainly constructive criticism I'd say! I really like the look of the PSP go, but when your making the money from the software, it makes business sense to sell the console cheap to increase demand for the games. Sony did it with the PS3, don't know why they havent with the PSPGo


Maybe they hoped, because it says 'Playstation' on it Sony thought that it would sell?
#13
psp go = phone

i'd buy that
#14
addyjones1234
Why does every PS store thread turn into a PSPgo hate thread? You do't like it TOUGH **** get over it and buy a 3000, that's why they're still making it. Please just discuss the deal in hand.


Sure, not a problem. The deal at hand sucks. Most/all of those games are cheaper on UMD, and the console to play them on is cheaper too. So this is not a good deal.

Better?
#15
My girlfriend was given a PSP and a £50 PSN voucher as part of a new mobile deal - which she was going to sell. I might just keep it now and pick up 5 'cheap' games, PLUS the other 3 free games as part of the Reward scheme that ends tomorrow night.

If the PSP Go wasn't free for me - I wouldn't understand anyone buying one? OK......it's small and you dont have to carry umds around, but until someone is able to mod the fimware it's a redundant format. The fact the UMD trade in offer was scrapped (apart from the 3 free downloads), and that all new games are expensive (with no resale value), just makes me wonder who buys one? The back-catalogue is also very limited..........so you couldn't trade in your Phat or Slim&Lite anyway.

Surely SONY must realise that it's dropped the ball with the PSP Go........or have they disowned the 'iPod Touch 2nd rate clone' already?
#16
LazyDonkey
My girlfriend was given a PSP and a £50 PSN voucher as part of a new mobile deal - which she was going to sell. I might just keep it now and pick up 5 'cheap' games, PLUS the other 3 free games as part of the Reward scheme that ends tomorrow night.

If the PSP Go wasn't free for me - I wouldn't understand anyone buying one? OK......it's small and you dont have to carry umds around, but until someone is able to mod the fimware it's a redundant format. The fact the UMD trade in offer was scrapped (apart from the 3 free downloads), and that all new games are expensive (with no resale value), just makes me wonder who buys one? The back-catalogue is also very limited..........so you couldn't trade in your Phat or Slim&Lite anyway.

Surely SONY must realise that it's dropped the ball with the PSP Go........or have they disowned the 'iPod Touch 2nd rate clone' already?


Has your girlfriend been given a PSP (3000 series) or a PSP Go?

(Either way, I would be interested (at the "right" price) if you were looking to sell either).

Granted, the digital versions of the previously (& currently, in some cases) available Universal Media Disc titles are not as extensive as they could be, but all PSP consoles support original PlayStation ("PS One") games & the new "minis" incentive.

This aside, back to this deal listing...

It looks to me like the advertised prices before the discount were the original Recommended Retail Prices for the UMD-based products, and now those prices have been reduced the digital equivalents have fallen to match.

Yes, the prices are "deals" compared with their previously listed prices, and for PSP Go (or earlier PSP model owners who choose to own titles digitally rather than physically) then there are some very enticing offers there. "Heat" added to this thread because of this.

BFN,

fp.
#17
ravenheart
Sure, not a problem. The deal at hand sucks. Most/all of those games are cheaper on UMD, and the console to play them on is cheaper too. So this is not a good deal.

Better?


You make some valid points. But a few things I would say are in this deal's favour, with the caveat that we are using the PSP3000, are:

-Many people prefer digital assets to physical these days (album sales are a good example). I can only guess this is because they take up less space, which is ideal for a portable system.

-A UMD game absolutely destroys battery life, so if you are planning a long trip, digital games are favourable.
#18
addyjones1234
Why does every PS store thread turn into a PSPgo hate thread? You do't like it TOUGH **** get over it and buy a 3000, that's why they're still making it. Please just discuss the deal in hand.


Getting shirty when people don't agree with your deal? If you can't stand the heat (or cold in this case) don't bother on here.

The deal in hand (IMHO) is cold.

The games were overpriced to begin with, and these are only just getting to the "about right" price, as other have suggested. The original prices are no doubt the RRP's so it's not the saving you thought it was.

On a personal note, I decided to purchase some games for a family member, using the PSN. It seems they couldn't just take off £3.99 for a game (probably older than you), and charged me £5 as a minimum charge. There wasn't any mention of this beforehand as I did look, so that spoilt it for me.

Personally, if I were to buy any further games it would be non-digital - purely for the re-sale value.
#19
The PSPGo is sony's way of saying PSPGoF$%kYourselfves to all its loyal fans!
#20
SamuraiHQ
G...
On a personal note, I decided to purchase some games for a family member, using the PSN. It seems they couldn't just take off £3.99 for a game (probably older than you), and charged me £5 as a minimum charge. There wasn't any mention of this beforehand as I did look, so that spoilt it for me.


There has always been a minimum credit value of £5.00 when using the PlayStation Store.

This is due to commission fee agreements with Credit Card Companies that process your funds transfer; not Sony Computer Entertainment stipulating every transaction has to be at least £5.00 in value. Many high street stores also operate a similar policy.

Any remaining credit not spent in a transaction from the PlayStation Store remains in your PlayStation Network Wallet for future use.

No credit applied to the Wallet is refundable. These terms are available to you either online, or during the process to add credit to you account.

BFN,

fp.
1 Like #21
ezekielpacman
You make some valid points. But a few things I would say are in this deal's favour, with the caveat that we are using the PSP3000, are:

-Many people prefer digital assets to physical these days (album sales are a good example). I can only guess this is because they take up less space, which is ideal for a portable system.

-A UMD game absolutely destroys battery life, so if you are planning a long trip, digital games are favourable.


I will not dispute your last point. Battery cell life on handheld consoles is always an issue; more so with those that incorporate a laser to read a physical disc. Having the drive powered-up during game-play is a very sure way of diminishing battery cell life until you are able to recharge again.

However, I will continue to buy physical products when digital versions of the same products are available for as long as I am allowed to do so.

BFN,

fp.
1 Like #22
fanpages
I will not dispute your last point. Battery cell life on handheld consoles is always an issue; more so with those that incorporate a laser to read a physical disc. Having the drive powered-up during game-play is a very sure way of diminishing battery cell life until you are able to recharge again.

However, I will continue to buy[COLOR="Red"] [/COLOR]physical products when digital versions of the same products are available for as long as I am allowed to do so.

BFN,

fp.


Excellent article fp, you know your stuff mate, really enjoyed reading that!:thumbsup:
#23
NOT paying for digital downloads. Sorry. I want my medium to hold and sniff....and to dow ith as I please....and definately NOT in cyberspace.
#24
You can download the games on psp 3000 too :thumbsup:
#25
ezekielpacman


-A UMD game absolutely destroys battery life, so if you are planning a long trip, digital games are favourable.


Though the upcoming PSP Go does away with the battery-sucking UMD drive of previous PSP models, Sony has confirmed that the fall-due hardware redesign will not offer any substantial improvements in terms of battery life. :whistling:

One of the best games on the PSP is NOT available on the PSPGO... (Silent Hill Origins) What were Sony smoking??

PSPGO + Digital downloads only + not providing the entire back catalouge + charging more than the physical copy = Sony having a big laugh at YOU the consumer :thumbsup:

And if you think this is a deal, I think you've been smoking some of what Sony has, hehe...
#26
great deal for dirt 2, hot.
#27
LazyDonkey
My girlfriend was given a PSP and a £50 PSN voucher as part of a new mobile deal - which she was going to sell. I might just keep it now and pick up 5 'cheap' games, PLUS the other 3 free games as part of the Reward scheme that ends tomorrow night.

If the PSP Go wasn't free for me - I wouldn't understand anyone buying one? OK......it's small and you dont have to carry umds around, but until someone is able to mod the fimware it's a redundant format. The fact the UMD trade in offer was scrapped (apart from the 3 free downloads), and that all new games are expensive (with no resale value), just makes me wonder who buys one? The back-catalogue is also very limited..........so you couldn't trade in your Phat or Slim&Lite anyway.

Surely SONY must realise that it's dropped the ball with the PSP Go........or have they disowned the 'iPod Touch 2nd rate clone' already?


I wouldn't say they dropped the ball exactly, I don't think that the PSP Go was ever intended to be a serious contender, nor was Nintendo's DSi, you gotta think long term about these things. I suspect that their main motive for releasing them is to get the download infrastructure in place and iron out any teething problems so that their next gen handheld releases go without a hitch.

It worked for Microsoft, remember the original Xbox made a significant overall loss, but has allowed them the basis for the superior online service this generation.
#28
Rubisco
I wouldn't say they dropped the ball exactly, I don't think that the PSP Go was ever intended to be a serious contender, nor was Nintendo's DSi, you gotta think long term about these things. I suspect that their main motive for releasing them is to get the download infrastructure in place and iron out any teething problems so that their next gen handheld releases go without a hitch.

It worked for Microsoft, remember the original Xbox made a significant overall loss, but has allowed them the basis for the superior online service this generation.


IF their next-gen handheld device is download only I won't be buying.
#29
Seems a good deal to me, I've got a GO and I really like it. I also had one of the first PSP's when they came out as I had it imported so had them both. They are both good and for PSP GO owners this is a good deal, If you don't have a PSP go don't really understand why you are on this thread anyways. Sony do rip us off with game download costs but we knew that when we bought the go and it's only a matter of time until there is an eloader for it so then games won't cost anything. The battery on this seems to last well and I've watched around 3 1/2 hours of video without the battery running out. GOOD DEAL !!!!
#30
Acable12
Sony do rip us off with game download costs


Congrats, you win the quote of the thread award, and you confirm everything I said in this post

A PSN card is on it's way to you. (not)
#31
What amazes me is people selling the PSP Go on eBay WITH games included.........and people not understanding the concept being suckered in !
#32
Voted hot! Definitely at least one game on my list of must haves.

It's interesting that the iTunes store is hugely successful yet the PSN store often gets slated.

Best thing I ever did was get rid of my old PSP and get a Go. Far more comfortable to play on and I can chop and change games whenever I am. I don't want discs anymore - or CDs for that matter.
#33
Picked up a pspgo last week and bought GOW, awesome console and great game but im a bit annoyed that its pretty much half price a week later. Im definitely keeping hold of my 2000 though, especially with some games not coming to the store, and some way to expensive. Sony really should be selling all their 1st part games at these sort of prices, at the time of release. Some of the 3rd party games are over £30 on the store, just completely outrageous and uncompetitive.
#34
BuyOnFerry
Picked up a pspgo last week and bought GOW, awesome console and great game but im a bit annoyed that its pretty much half price a week later. Im definitely keeping hold of my 2000 though, especially with some games not coming to the store, and some way to expensive. Sony really should be selling all their 1st part games at these sort of prices, at the time of release. Some of the 3rd party games are over £30 on the store, just completely outrageous and uncompetitive.


If I transpose or re-word the following text in enough PSP-related threads (for example, "Anyone buying a New PSP Go tomorrow? :]", amongst others) hopefully enough people will understand the reason for the difference in price...

---
The retailers of the PSP Go must be happy... I bet they are selling far more PSP-3000s than last week due to the concerns you mentioned above.

I am with you on all the points you raised, with the exception of the costs of digital distribution.

Apart from the PSP Minis (aimed towards smaller developers), Sony charges (third party) Publishers (or end Developers) per Megabyte for the content they store on the PlayStation Network. It is certainly not free to distribute electronically.

The prices are also set to the Recommended Retail Price of the same title available on Universal Media Disc (or Blu-ray Disc) so that the digital distribution channels are not in direct competition with the high street or online retailers.

If the PlayStation Network (Xbox Live, or the Wii Shop Channel) did undercut the core retailers then the retailers would be less inclined to sell the physical hardware for the software titles.

GAME, for instance, would lose around 30% of their annual profit if the pre-owned market was no longer available, so the prices are kept high for digital copies of the titles so that you still have the option to buy the physical products if you wish.
---

BFN,

fp.
#35
Beaterator for £7.19 not really a good deal considering I just picked it up on UMD from GAME for £2.98 in the sale I just picked it up because it was cheap. I like to own my PSP games physically and I hate how expensive Sony charge for downloads.
#36
fanpages
If I transpose or re-word the following text in enough PSP-related threads (for example, "Anyone buying a New PSP Go tomorrow? :]", amongst others) hopefully enough people will understand the reason for the difference in price...

---
The retailers of the PSP Go must be happy... I bet they are selling far more PSP-3000s than last week due to the concerns you mentioned above.

I am with you on all the points you raised, with the exception of the costs of digital distribution.

Apart from the PSP Minis (aimed towards smaller developers), Sony charges (third party) Publishers (or end Developers) per Megabyte for the content they store on the PlayStation Network. It is certainly not free to distribute electronically.

The prices are also set to the Recommended Retail Price of the same title available on Universal Media Disc (or Blu-ray Disc) so that the digital distribution channels are not in direct competition with the high street or online retailers.

If the PlayStation Network (Xbox Live, or the Wii Shop Channel) did undercut the core retailers then the retailers would be less inclined to sell the physical hardware for the software titles.

GAME, for instance, would lose around 30% of their annual profit if the pre-owned market was no longer available, so the prices are kept high for digital copies of the titles so that you still have the option to buy the physical products if you wish.

---

BFN,

fp.


Personally i dont buy this myself, the gaming industry is big business and i dont think any retailer would stop selling the hardware, especially from any of the big 3, when they know there are profits to be made from the software. Regarding the costs of digital distribution the profit per sale is far higher on the psn, even considering the download costs as your cutting out the major costs associated with retail.

A possible solution to unhappy retailers though is the game cards, sort of like the psn cards but with a download code for a specific game, ive seen a few of them for the psp in the states, maybe this could make the retailers a tad happier, although i still dont think there is any need to pander to them, not when your dealing with a multi billion dollar industry.


Im not sure what your point is regarding GAME, sony would like nothing more than to see them go under, the preowned market costs developers and publishers hundreds of millions of pounds, the ever growing use of DLC, especially that included with a hardcopy of a game is there to help hinder sales.
#37
Mallinersha
Though the upcoming PSP Go does away with the battery-sucking UMD drive of previous PSP models, Sony has confirmed that the fall-due hardware redesign will not offer any substantial improvements in terms of battery life. :whistling:

One of the best games on the PSP is NOT available on the PSPGO... (Silent Hill Origins) What were Sony smoking??

PSPGO + Digital downloads only + not providing the entire back catalouge + charging more than the physical copy = Sony having a big laugh at YOU the consumer :thumbsup:

And if you think this is a deal, I think you've been smoking some of what Sony has, hehe...



Erm mate, you obviously didn't read my post properly as i clearly stated that the caveat was using a PSP3000 (I'm well aware the Go's battery life sucks). I'm not disputing the rest of your points, but I do think it's handy to have some digital games on the memory card for long journeys as it saves space and battery.
#38
BuyOnFerry
Personally i dont buy this myself, the gaming industry is big business and i dont think any retailer would stop selling the hardware, especially from any of the big 3, when they know there are profits to be made from the software. Regarding the costs of digital distribution the profit per sale is far higher on the psn, even considering the download costs as your cutting out the major costs associated with retail.

A possible solution to unhappy retailers though is the game cards, sort of like the psn cards but with a download code for a specific game, ive seen a few of them for the psp in the states, maybe this could make the retailers a tad happier, although i still dont think there is any need to pander to them, not when your dealing with a multi billion dollar industry.


Im not sure what your point is regarding GAME, sony would like nothing more than to see them go under, the preowned market costs developers and publishers hundreds of millions of pounds, the ever growing use of DLC, especially that included with a hardcopy of a game is there to help hinder sales.


If a consumer goes into a high street store to buy a console & is shown the latest models from each manufacturer one of the questions asked of the sales representative is going to be "What games can I buy?" (or something similar).

Showing a wall full of boxes marked with £20 or £50 PlayStation Network Card vouchers isn't going to endear a customer to the brand, especially when competitor platforms have a range of boxed games readily available to take home that day.

Not everybody understands digital technology for software delivery. Those buying a console may be doing so for the first time & may not appreciate what is possible, or indeed may not wish to know. They just want a machine, a controller, & a game or two, to keep themselves or their kids amused without having to install a broadband Internet connection, for instance.

There is far more profit in software sales over the lifetime of a console that initial outlay on the hardware.

A retail store wants the public to keep coming back to renew their interest in their purchase. They want them to return more than once as whilst in-store they can be tempted with other items also on sale.

Finding a manufacturer is under-cutting prices in a more convenient form (so the consumer does not have to leave the comfort of their home to purchase & download a title) is going to make a retailer think that the floor space they have dedicated to a certain console is going to waste as less & less people buy physical software products for that particular console.

The space will, in time, be reduced to make way for products from other manufacturers (that do still sell physical software products).

Eventually when revenue from the sales is so low the hardware will no longer be sold as there is a better use for the limited floor space &/or more profit in selling items from other manufacturers.

If there are reduced outlets (or no "bricks & mortar" outlets) for the public to buy hardware the console manufacturer will find their revenue is reduced (maybe even lost completely) too.


My point about GAME's pre-owned sales is that it is a high proportion of the overall turnover. Imagine losing almost a third of your income due to the actions of somebody else.

You would not support that party in the future. You would not sell any item connected with that party if in doing so you reduce your income further.

BFN,

fp.
#39
LazyDonkey
What amazes me is people selling the PSP Go on eBay WITH games included.........and people not understanding the concept being suckered in !


I couldn't get my head round this either... there's nowt as stupid as folk on ebay! That said while they fought over PSPGO's with games (alegedly) bundled with the console it left me free to pick up a brand new white one for only £87 +£5 P&P.

I'm well impressed with it and up until last week I believe I had the distinction of having purchased the cheapest pspgo on ebay! :thumbsup

EDIT : To balnace out the PSPGO hate, owning the 1000 model since Jap launch day (and still have it in pristine nick) and the 2000 skim n lite, the reason I prefer my Psp go is simply that for the first time the damn thing is actually portable! no bag required... the colours are much brighter and you fit a LOT of tv on that internal 15gb storage space...

"Once you PSPGO... you'll never go back!"
#40
im a bit confused on the price

(was £19.99/34.99 now £13.99/17.99)

why are there four sets of prices whats the one after the /

sorry if dum question :(

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