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i was really stoked on this new psp from sony but; oh that inevitable word, what are we all supposed to do with all the umd's we already have. i have read that there could be a possible conversion sof… Read More
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
i was really stoked on this new psp from sony but; oh that inevitable word, what are we all supposed to do with all the umd's we already have. i have read that there could be a possible conversion soft/hardware but sony said this

"We were evaluating a UMD conversion program, but due to legal and technical reasons we will not be offering the program at this time."

anyone else know any different and they could force users into a purely digital and entirely Sony controlled marketplace so does this spell the end to hunting deals down????

would really like some light shed on this shady matter
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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#1
you could send you umds to me
#2
To be fair to Sony it's not hard to see there's a lot of headaches in creating a UMD transfer service (bearing in mind the very high piracy on the existing units) although it's disappointing all the same. Sony can't force anyone, you don't have to buy a PSP Go and you don't have to use their download service if you don't like it then you can vote with your feet and go elsewhere.

Personally I am disappointed as there are some PSP games I enjoy and Ii've not liked watching the platform effectively die, I don't think the PSP Go is the right way to go for Sony - ok the digital downloading is great for them but I think they'll have a tough time convincing consumers the same unless they go much cheaper than retail UMD's but I can't see that.

John
#3
They can't do a conversion programme, but they do give 3 free games to exisiting PSP owners if they log in on their PSP when they get the Go, plus if you get the Go within the first 10 days you get Gran Turismo free as well. It's probably not enough but there's not much more they can do I think.
#4
One problem with a file conversion service - You could rent a game at blockbuster/lovefilm and send it back and have converted it on your PSP Go.
#5
The programme was never going to work so why did they even pretend they were going to do it ?
#6
A digital conversion program would be easy to do.

Give game shops a terminal to do the conversion. Price the conversion at £15, Original UMD is taken from the consumer and a code to download the game is given in return. Game store retain the game for sale as preowned. Sony get £15 the store gets a game to sell. Simples.
#7
So, you give them your game and they in return give you a download code and YOU pay THEM for the privilege? lol, its certainly an interesting theory.......
#8
deathtrap3000
A digital conversion program would be easy to do.

Give game shops a terminal to do the conversion. Price the conversion at £15, Original UMD is taken from the consumer and a code to download the game is given in return. Game store retain the game for sale as preowned. Sony get £15 the store gets a game to sell. Simples.


I'd be surprised if you'd find many people wanting to pay 15 pounds for games they've already bought.

John
#9
iNSOMANiAC
So, you give them your game and they in return give you a download code and YOU pay THEM for the privilege? lol, its certainly an interesting theory.......


Well its the only one that would be feasible. People would pay though.
#10
Johnmcl7
I'd be surprised if you'd find many people wanting to pay 15 pounds for games they've already bought.

John


Yeh I know. You have a game. You just bought a new system to play those games on only to find theres no way to play them.... £15 to convert or £30 to buy again. People would pay.

It doesnt have to be £15 though. It was just an example.
#11
No people wouldnt pay, well, stupid people would but then only stupid people would buy a pspgo if they have a large collection of umds.

When you have a cd you want to listen to on your ipod would you be happy taking your CD into HMV and paying them 7 quid for a digital copy while they keep your disc ? dont be ridiculous !
#12
iNSOMANiAC
No people wouldnt pay, well, stupid people would but then only stupid people would buy a pspgo if they have a large collection of umds.

When you have a cd you want to listen to on your ipod would you be happy taking your CD into HMV and paying them 7 quid for a digital copy while they keep your disc ? dont be ridiculous !


If the price is right, people will pay. Just because you wouldn't, doesn't mean no one would.

You wouldnt pay for a bluray when you already had the dvd would you???
#13
That is completely different because for one they dont take your old DVD off you, for two Bluray is superior to DVD where as owning a digital copy of a game is certainly not superior to owning a disc. If you would pay then your a fool that my last word on the matter
#14
iNSOMANiAC
That is completely different because for one they dont take your old DVD off you, for two Bluray is superior to DVD where as owning a digital copy of a game is certainly not superior to owning a disc. If you would pay then your a fool that my last word on the matter


How else would a digital conversion system work then??
How can you guarantee that the game to be converted wasnt to be sold on the minute the conversion had been taken place??
Why would you offer a conversion program for free when you are loosing money on each conversion??

If I was running sony I certainly wouldnt offer it for free unless the original was taken in exchange even then there would have to be a way to cover the cost of delivering the digital copy to the customer.
#15
deathtrap3000
Yeh I know. You have a game. You just bought a new system to play those games on only to find theres no way to play them.... £15 to convert or £30 to buy again. People would pay.

It doesnt have to be £15 though. It was just an example.


Or keep my existing PSP and use the 15 quid to buy a new game...not a tough choice.

John

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