If one were to have bought one of those new-fangled PSPgo devices after April 1st, 2010 Sony is offering 10 full game downloads. For free. Sounds good, right? Sounds like a great idea! If you live in the United Kingdom, that is.
MCVUK reports that Sony Computer Entertainment UK will shortly unveil a new program to entice gamers to buy Sony’s newest redesign. This coming shortly after their announcement of the PSP Essentials brand, starting in June. The games that are eligible for this new incentive program include Gran Turismo, LittleBigPlanet, 2010 FIFA World Cup, and Grand Theft Auto. According to SCE UK Sales Director Mark Howsen:
“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. We’re using it as a method to drive the hardware as well by making the whole proposition much more appealing.”
Man, Europe seems to get everything. First it was a copy of Gran Turismo with every purchase. Then it was a choice between GT, Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines, and Motorstorm: Arctic Edge. Now this? Maybe the PSPgo would actually sell if they tried some of these things abroad.