Dissidia leads PSP assault on PSN

PlayStation Store Update: Square Enix's latest Final Fantasy headlines 11 new games for Sony's online store; PS3 gets Military Madness: Nectaris, Numblast; Gex becomes PSOne Classic.

The PSP Go may not have a UMD drive, but gamers certainly haven't been left wanting for selection. In the weeks following the device's October 1 launch, Sony has stocked the PlayStation Network's PlayStation Store with downloadable versions of the PSP's library, and that continued this week with 11 more games added to the collection.

There are so many, but can we take them all??

This week's PSP offerings are split evenly between the Everyone 10 and Older crowd and the T for Teen audience. Square Enix's highly regarded Dissidia Final Fantasy leads the offerings for slightly older audiences and carries a $39.99 price tag. Crimson Room: Reverse ($7.99), Class of Heroes ($39.99), Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron PSP ($29.99), and Star Wars Clone Wars: Republic Heroes ($29.99) have also been added to the PSN.

Younger gamers can pick up downloadable versions of Ben 10 Alien Force ($19.99), Ben 10: Protector of Earth ($14.99), Ghostbusters The Video Game PSP ($29.99), Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground ($14.99), Creature Defense ($7.99), and Numblast PSP ($4.99).

The PlayStation 3 isn't without its own downloadable fare this week. Military Madness: Nectaris is a turn-based military strategy game that features online competitive and cooperative modes. It is available for $9.99. Also a new PSP addition, Numblast is a number-heavy puzzle game that runs for $4.99. PSP and PS3 gamers can also pick up Crystal Dynamics' PSOne Classic Gex for $5.99.

A full list of the week's new PlayStation Store content, including themes, wallpapers, demos, and add-on content, is available on the official PlayStation Blog.

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73 comments
CloudKicker9
CloudKicker9

Something about Sony failing with the PSP? I think not! Look at all the great games from the present and past that they have to offer? Simply grand.

BaronSector
BaronSector

@Spartan-1775 I still need to think about it...

Spartan-1775
Spartan-1775

@BaronSector I mean just buy the actually UMD copies of the game, though I will admit they already released both of them at the Japanese PSN so it might come to the others soon

Jabstor
Jabstor

@Marvi_I Im sure you can buy games online with the 3000. But the bad thing is when you buy online from the PSN store you cant return it as with the UMD you can. The good thing for buying online though is that you dont need to worry if your games get scartched. So it is up to you in the end.

Marvi_I
Marvi_I

@Jabstor and others Can you buy games like you do on the Go, on the 3000 aswell, or is it purely UMD?

Marvi_I
Marvi_I

@Jabstor What about if it isn't pre-owned? Same price on UMD as on PSP Go?

NuKkU
NuKkU

man i need to get Dissidia

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

I just checked. The UK only got Ghostbusters and Battlefront. I feel sorry for people from the UK who bought a PSP Go. Such a waste of money.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

I wonder how much new content the UK PSN got. So far the UK PS store hasn't got half as much as the US store.

BaronSector
BaronSector

@Spartan-1775 Ive already checked using Media Go, I cant find either of them in the PS Store.

Land-0-Funk
Land-0-Funk

Time to fill up that 16 GB memory stick I just picked up :D

sigerzx
sigerzx

My God! Sony has so much software at the moment, its awesome! just wish I was richer! :P

AmnesiaHaze
AmnesiaHaze

yeah and you can install it on the memory from umd to increase loading times as well

Jabstor
Jabstor

@Marvi_I Yeah i say they are cheaper on umd if your not bothered by it being preowned because you get a UMD game that is cheaper by a half then in the PSN Store.

Spartan-1775
Spartan-1775

@BaronSector you could probably pick up both versions of the game (Portable Ops and Portable Ops +) for $20

MetallicFPSNut
MetallicFPSNut

It figures that Final Fantasy nuts would buy anything w/ Sephiroth in it...even a mediocre fighting game.

MetallicFPSNut
MetallicFPSNut

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Dualmask
Dualmask

Dissidia is a great game, if the demo I played is any indication, but charging $39.99 for a downloadable copy when I can go to Gamestop and get it on UMD for $34.99 is a little...wrong.

AmnesiaHaze
AmnesiaHaze

dissidia is my fav psp game (from my collection) , too bad i have not much time to play it cause of work

TheAcejoel99
TheAcejoel99

Have played dissidia for over 50 hours, well worth the cash.

Marvi_I
Marvi_I

How much do games on the psp go cost in uk? are they cheaper than on umd?

SecularSage
SecularSage

It's good that Dissidia is now available, but I feel sorry for anyone trying to play that game on the PSP Go's squashed control set. Anyone considering a Go should be advised: the PSP-3000 has the exact same features, plus a bigger screen, plus the ability to play discs. The only thing it's lacking is a large memory stick, and you can get those pretty cheap if you buy online. Even with the memory stick, you'll pay less for the PSP-3000 than the Go... and have a better experience gaming.

alien100000
alien100000

It's about friggin time, Dissidia should've been there on the Gos launch.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@ mastermind915 yes dude!! One of my all time favourite games being able to play that on my way to work on my psp would be fantastic I'd also love FF 6,8 and 9. I would also love MGS but I still have a copy of twin snakes on the gecube which I can play on my wii :d

mudwickx4563
mudwickx4563

Why would anyone assume this an assualt? 98% of all PSN updates are just awful, including this one!

Fumanchu2
Fumanchu2

When we go full DD, all games will start at full price and rarely if ever go down. Say no to the PSPGo.

zombey1333
zombey1333

Hmm...full price for a digital download, ontop of the ludicrous price tag for the handheld itself? Sony -really- doesn't want me to buy a PSP Go.

soulman2150
soulman2150

Man I wish they would enable PS store in my country already! I want a psp go too, but if I cant access PS store its kinda pointless. :((

onlinedevil13
onlinedevil13

release more final fantasy stuff, want to see agito XIII soon

xenonick23
xenonick23

Good to see Square Enix is finally releasing its games for download. Release Crisis Core and I just may pick up a PSP-Go

xxnike629xx
xxnike629xx

xenogears has been on the jpn psn for a while now. if they want to put ps2 games up on the psn for the ps3...they should also put in backwards compatibility back as a firmware update or as a software download... don't care of the b/c software costs a few bucks...it's a feature that i'd pay for without any complaints as long as the compatibility is decent and is updated every so often via a firmware update... also...i hope sony actually tests out these firmware updates so people don't get bricked ps3's.. >_>

cjasko94
cjasko94

Put some PS2 games on PSN....and where's those so called Dreamcast games! lol :P

caffiend7
caffiend7

Put Rising Zan Samurai Gunman on PSN. Thats a classic

dennis8
dennis8

I think that a game that u cant hold with ur bare hands doesnt deserve a full price tag. If you minus the cost of manufacturing the case, manuals, the umd or disc itself etc2x, im pretty xur it wud set the cost back at least a bit.. Pricing it at full retail is just plain greed..

mastermind915
mastermind915

They should put Front Mission 3 in the PSN store!

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

$40? are they high? you cant hold a digital file or item... and there is no cost there for cover , ext. make it at least $30.

xeridae
xeridae

@Chico_Azteca I actually emailed Square Enix about making Xenogears available either as a PSone download or updated for the psp and they said that although they aren't working on it right now it's definitely possible in the future. The game is so legendary though I would see if you can just get a hard copy of it.

1_Blue_Pixel
1_Blue_Pixel

I heard the Dissidia digital version is laggy?

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

Please bring MGS to EU PS Store!!!!!

tommyc555
tommyc555

@jab7604 MGS has been on PSN since June.

Chico_Azteca
Chico_Azteca

at everyone asking for it FFVIII Is already in the Japanese store since... last month i think so is just a matter of time i would love Xenogears, never played it ....always wanted to

Kishokan
Kishokan

@jab7604 Im almost positive that MGS is already on PSN... i think if it is there, then it has been there for a month or two

Uga_ruga
Uga_ruga

@ffviiifreak It's coming. I asked the same question to. I saw that it was on the Japanese store, so it should come sometime soon. ;)

Jab7604
Jab7604

ill pass on FFVIII by far one of the worse of ther series, would love FFIX, but lets keep up some PS1 classics throw in MGS, for kicks and giggles

Merex760
Merex760

Great to see Dissidia make it to PSN. I've been holding out on a Go until I saw this game hit network. Hopefully we see Crisis Core, and the other great RPG's (Persona etc.) hit network in the coming weeks.

Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

when will they put more ps1 games other than that nice

ihsanqueen
ihsanqueen

@chibi-acer Thanks for the indormation pal

Sorik120
Sorik120

@SocialAnXieTy I bet they'll release FFVIII and IX by the time XIII comes out. WTB more Suikodens