PSP gets Greatest Hits

Hot Shots Golf, Wipeout Pure spearhead first wave of budget rereleases for Sony's portable; third-party games to be added later this year.

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Sony's Greatest Hits program, where top-selling older titles are rereleased with new packaging and a budget price tag, was officially introduced to the PlayStation Portable today. Effective immediately, five of Sony's first-party PSP games--Wipeout Pure, Twisted Metal: Head On, Ape Escape: On the Loose, ATV Offroad Fury: Blazin' Trails, and Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee--are available for a suggested retail price of $19.99.

While the first wave of hits is limited to first-party games from around the time of the system's March 2005 launch, Sony has said that third-party games will achieve Greatest Hits status later this year. Specifically, Lumines, Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade, Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix, Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition, and Star Wars Battlefront II are all due to go easier on gamers' wallets.

Discussion

136 comments
ssjtrunks6
ssjtrunks6

I still say that the psp is very well worth its price... same as the ds.. well its easy thought about... the psp has more capabilities than the ds, Im not taking sides, but if the ds could do all those things, it would probably been around the same price

NintendoDS1
NintendoDS1

Get your facts right, suprcombo. The DS just reached its 21 million mark worldwide, and a fair percentage of that is coming from America. How many PSP's have been sold? Anyway, I'm excited about this Greatest Hits thing. I really hope that Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories makes the list soon ( I really want to get it, but I never have enough money).

nickystixx
nickystixx

this is awesome. now that these games are only $20 a pop im thinking of getting a psp. i really like twisted metal and wipeout looks cool.

ultimate_zero
ultimate_zero

Thats why its always a good idea to wait for price drops, but not if your really anticipated about the game.

flux_punK
flux_punK

I allready have all of those games :P Or, mabe not, is Ape Escape P the same as On The Loose?

flux_punK
flux_punK

Great news, too bad i allready got both :P

4quarters
4quarters

You poor 360 guys keep complaining " where are our greatest hits"? You have to sell X amount of something to call it a greatest hit!!! And guess what.....360 sales aren't exactly on fire. Now this week alone I saw sales ads for Perfect Dark and something else nobody's buying for $19.99!!! You want cheap, knock yourself out cheapo's!!!!! Resistance is going to walk all over Call Of Duty at launch!!!!

Andron666
Andron666

Price cuts on great games are always welcome.

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

Wipeout and Twisted Metal are awesome, you guys should definitely get those :) PSP is doing very well as far as I'm concerned. I live in the UK and I never see anyone with a DS, this is God's honest truth and my tongue will rot if I lie. Everyday I see people with PSP, it rocks and I love it.

_Sam_
_Sam_

This is great

Ponsardin
Ponsardin

LocoRoco should be over a few Greatest Hits selections. As for mikekare79, the 360 will do this over a few years...

suprcombo
suprcombo

Hey!!! come on~~~ The total no. of PSP in US is still far more than DS~~~ face the fact!!!! Nintendo DS: At June 30, 2006 : The Americas: 5.9 PlayStation Portable: At March 31, 2006: The Americas: 6.39 And I dont know why people still saying "it is bad" for a price cut ;-(

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

usually companies do this post year one sales. they get their titles first and begin to slash prices and then talk to third partiers to slash em. heck ea does it all the time. i got fifa soccer(the first one) in august of last year for 25 bucks. its mostly sports titles then the high profile titles like metal gear acid and lumines.

faizali86
faizali86

good news for psp owners. maybe some more people might buy the psp because of the greatest hits program. i cant wait for a price drop for the psp.

rynmls
rynmls

great news for psp owners...

mikekare79
mikekare79

It's about time!! Now when is the 360 doing this?

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

My prayers have come true, or something like that..

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

The only games there that deserve "Greatest Hits" is Twisted Metal and Wipeout Pure. Ape Escape, ATV Offroad Fury, and Hot Shots Golf were all "ok" games but nothing special.

OmegaOrtega
OmegaOrtega

faridmon dreamcast had far better games that the PSP has, and look what happend to them, just thank god that the PSP is still alive, those "Hits" are nothing but jokes, where is the good games burnout, Lumines...... PSP fans, PSP is alrady on his last breath. (select an action below) ______________ Report Abuse To Moderator Posted Jul 26, 2006 12:00 am CT ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'd kill for your crystal ball. And yes I know show what happened to Dreamcast. THAT was my point, basically that one fool tried to say the GC isn't dead. and like I said, in 2 yrs of life and even the DC puts the Gamecube to shame in must have exclusive games.

OmegaOrtega
OmegaOrtega

TryMe01 the PSP has loading time and waiting for these games to drop price is a pain. I've played with a PSP for sometime and the "now loading" is cr*p, unlike the DS Lite that i own which only loads saved data, lasting less than 10 secs. Also, the games are much better with a wide variety, not just "golf" and a slimmed down GTA... waiting sucks and so does the high PSP prices! (select an action below) ______________ Report Abuse To Moderator Posted Jul 25, 2006 11:06 pm CT ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You obviously haven't played the games that have virtually no loading times. COUGH, Daxter, *COUGH* Tales of Eternia. Also GTA LCS for PSP is the fastest loading GTA game on a Sony system, period. Just try comparing the loading time to GTA 3 or Vice City on PS2. BIG DIFFERENCE.

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

This could be just the shot in the arm the PSP needs to hopefully gain a bit of ground on the DS Lite. Competition is good in this and most other industries but I think the DS Lite is getting a little too far ahead for the PSP to keep Nintendo honest.

faridmon
faridmon

dreamcast had far better games that the PSP has, and look what happend to them, just thank god that the PSP is still alive, those "Hits" are nothing but jokes, where is the good games burnout, Lumines...... PSP fans, PSP is alrady on his last breath.

NinjaSpunk
NinjaSpunk

Cry me a river, TryMe01. Say what you will, the DS has nothing like Loco Roco, DBZ Shin Budokai, GTA, Daxter, Wipeout, Tokobot, or Tekken DR. I've got a DS Lite, and as much as I enjoy it, even I am able to admit that some genres are good on one system, some are good on the other. Sudoku should ONLY be played on the DS, along with choose your own adventure games and RTS, while anything meaty with three dimensions should stay on the PSP. Let's keep the fanboyism to a minimum. These two systems are like night and day, with hits that just CAN'T be done well on the competing platform.

TryMe01
TryMe01

the PSP has loading time and waiting for these games to drop price is a pain. I've played with a PSP for sometime and the "now loading" is cr*p, unlike the DS Lite that i own which only loads saved data, lasting less than 10 secs. Also, the games are much better with a wide variety, not just "golf" and a slimmed down GTA... waiting sucks and so does the high PSP prices!

marcherxp
marcherxp

Sweet, now I can buy all of the old games for cheaper, and how is PSP dead? Are you stupid? Sony makes real games not childish kiddie games recycled from the 80 's, geez..

cluelesspunk
cluelesspunk

I always thought for it to be a Greatest Hit it had to, you know, be a greatest hit.

rulo_rezn0r
rulo_rezn0r

cool Im gonna run to the store when lumines gets it GH status

OmegaOrtega
OmegaOrtega

Maquis_UK psp so dead already. this is a rather desperate attempt... vile. Ds is outselling it 4 to 1 these days. also GameCube is dead? do you know what a huge upcoming Zelda game there is on the way? ...derrrrr. (select an action below) ______________ Report Abuse To Moderator Posted Jul 25, 2006 7:50 pm CT ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You wish the PSP was dead. GC is what is dead, even Dreamcast had better exclusive titles, and more of them at that. Guess what. The Wii is replacing the GC you fanboy. Oh and guess what, the Wii version will be better. GAMECUBE IS DEAD. Deal with it. Wii is totally replacing it. Go sell your purple lunch box and get a Wii, you are only hurting yourself by not selling your GC.

OmegaOrtega
OmegaOrtega

T1Panda Good news. PSP games are too expensive to buy on a regular basis. (select an action below) ______________ Report Abuse To Moderator Posted Jul 25, 2006 7:27 pm CT ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Oh yes 5 dollars over DS games is oh so much.

vaejas
vaejas

Hmmm, new packaging, new discs, with or without mandatory firmware updates?

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

psp so dead already. this is a rather desperate attempt... vile. Ds is outselling it 4 to 1 these days. also GameCube is dead? do you know what a huge upcoming Zelda game there is on the way? ...derrrrr.

mhder
mhder

So how many dozen does a game have to sell on the PSP to be a greatest hit?

T1Panda
T1Panda

Good news. PSP games are too expensive to buy on a regular basis.

Vash67
Vash67

Why is Ridger Racers not part of the Greatest Hits list? IT'S JUST NOT RIGHT! >_> You though I was gonna say something else?

silverviperx06
silverviperx06

Sony isnt desperate. They have been doing the greatest hits program for years.

acamike
acamike

A bit early for a new system to have those... Sony must be comming desperate to move some PSP

carl2tan
carl2tan

We've been waiting along time for this. Thank you Sony! Whoever said PSP is dead anyway?

jazzman1302
jazzman1302

Finally. That take's load off my shouldes as well as my wallet

boxcarracer565
boxcarracer565

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boxcarracer565
boxcarracer565

20 bucks is more like it, all the games should be 20-30$ i'm sick of buying games starting at 40$...well screw that! i get mine off ebay while all you suckers are paying full price!

boxcarracer565
boxcarracer565

20 bucks is more like it, all the games should be 20-30$ i'm sick of buying games starting at 40$...well screw that! i get mine off ebay while all you suckers are paying full price!

NintendoDS1
NintendoDS1

They should add Daxter and Untold Legends.

OmegaOrtega
OmegaOrtega

gcuber123 PSP is already dead. (select an action below) ______________ Report Abuse To Moderator Posted Jul 25, 2006 2:16 pm CT ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Says the guy with Gamecube in his name.

Charlie2688
Charlie2688

I just hope they start making more games "Greatest Hits" and maybe switch the politic of selecting Greatest Hits from sales to like weeks after it comes out...so I can actually buy them... :D

Halo__Playa
Halo__Playa

i hope they make the cases for greatest hit games really cool.

tiesto_joe
tiesto_joe

some nintendo fanboy asked how these are PSP "hits" in the first place..... uhhh hello? games like wipeout/golf/twisted metal already sold 400k+ units worldwide...durrr?

VanGriffin
VanGriffin

Happy to see Twisted Metal drop, as was planning to buy it anyways. I know, sad i never did, had the PSPsince Feb.