PSP Go launch adds 100+ games to PSN

New handheld's debut accompanied by first PSP Minis, debuts of PixelJunk Monsters, Thexder Neo, sales on Puzzle Quest, Prinny, and more; full list and price breakdown inside.

Sony launched the PSP Go today, marking the first time a major console maker has released a system entirely dependent on digital distribution. To ensure that early adopters of the $249 system have something to play on it, the company also gave its online PlayStation Network storefront a major injection of new and catalog releases. Today's update boasts more than 100 titles in all, including the first PSP Minis, Gran Turismo PSP, MotorStorm Arctic Edge, and new downloadable exclusives like PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe and Thexder Neo.

Since these are all newly downloadable, does this count as the biggest launch lineup ever?

The newly added titles are pulled from 23 publishers (including Sony). Some companies have clearly embraced the idea of digital distribution for PSP games more than others. Electronic Arts alone added 20 games to the PlayStation Network today, from the recently released Madden NFL 10 to older titles like Lord of the Rings: Tactics and The Sims 2. Among the publisher's newly offered downloads are five different Need for Speed games, from Underground Rivals to this year's Shift.

Pricing for the games is also all over the map. Games just released in stores on UMDs are sticking to suggested retail for the most part, with Gran Turismo PSP, Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny, and Beaterator all commanding $39.99 price tags. Older titles are being offered for considerably less in many cases, with God of War: Chains of Olympus fetching $15.99, Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness going for $14.99, Def Jam: Fight for New York for $9.99, and Puzzle Challenge: Crosswords and More setting the thrifty bar at $4.99. Interestingly, EA has chosen to charge more for 2005's Burnout Legends ($19.99) than for the game's 2007 follow-up, Burnout Dominator ($14.99).

The fist batch of PSP Minis has arrived, although the "mini" designation applies to file download sizes perhaps more than to price. EA's Tetris ($9.99, 29MB) and Sudoku ($4.99, 30MB) lead the charge as promised, with backup from Gameloft's Hero of Sparta ($6.99, 47MB), Creat Studios' Alien Havoc ($4.99, 8.03MB), and more.

A number of games are also enjoying temporary price cuts. Nippon Ichi Software has cut the asking price on Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? and Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman to $9.99 each, while Puzzle Quest is on sale for $7.99, and niche fare like Work Time Fun and Cube are $4.99 for a limited time.

PSP games by publisher

SCEA
Gran Turismo PSP ($39.99)
God of War: Chains of Olympus ($15.99)
Secret Agent Clank ($31.99)
LocoRoco 2 ($15.99)
PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe ($19.99)
Daxter ($15.99)
Resistance Retribution ($31.99)
MLB 09 The Show ($31.99)
MotorStorm Arctic Edge ($39.99)

505 Games
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey ($29.99)

Activision
Cabela's African Safari ($14.99)
Rapala Trophies ($14.99)
Gun Showdown ($14.99)
SWAT: Target Liberty ($19.99)
Crash Tag Team Racing ($14.99)
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts: Ultimate Challenge ($14.99)
Crash: Mind Over Mutant ($29.99)
Crash of the Titans ($19.99)
Activision Hits Remixed ($14.99)

Aksys Games
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus ($24.99)

Atari
Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai ($14.99)
Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai Another Road ($14.99)

Atlus
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona ($39.99)

Capcom
Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded ($19.99)
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite ($29.99)

Codemasters
Dirt 2 ($29.99)

Crave Entertainment
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection ($9.99)
Puzzle Challenge: Crosswords and More! ($4.99)
Brunswick Pro Bowling ($9.99)

EA
The Sims 2 ($14.99)
The Sims 2 Castaway ($9.99)
The Sims 2 Pets ($9.99)
Need for Speed: Underground Rivals ($14.99)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted ($19.99)
Need for Speed: Shift ($39.99)
Need for Speed: ProStreet ($19.99)
Need for Speed: Carbon ($19.99)
Medal of Honor Heroes ($19.99)
Fight Night: Round 3 ($19.99)
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra ($39.99)
Madden NFL 10 ($39.99)
Scrabble ($19.99)
Medal of Honor Heroes 2 ($19.99)
Burnout Legends ($19.99)
Burnout Dominator ($14.99)
Lord of the Rings: Tactics ($9.99)
Def Jam Fight For New York: The Takeover ($9.99)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 ($39.99)
NCAA Football 10 ($39.99)

Koei
Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce ($29.99)
Warriors Orochi 2 ($29.99)

LucasArts
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings ($19.99)
Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure ($19.99)
Thrillville: Off the Rails ($19.99)
Star Wars: Battlefront Renegade Squadron ($19.99)
Star Wars: Battlefront II ($19.99)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed ($19.99)

Midway
Mortal Kombat: Unchained ($19.99)
Hot Brain ($14.99)

Namco Bandai
Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny ($39.99)

NIS America
Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light ($4.99)
Mana Khemia: Student Alliance ($14.99)
Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness ($14.99)
Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days ($29.99)
Prinny: Can I Really be the Hero? ($9.99)
Dragoneer's Aria ($14.99)

Playlogic
Obscure: The Aftermath ($29.99)

Rockstar Games
Beaterator ($39.99)

Sega
Alien Syndrome ($15.99)
Super Monkey Ball Adventure ($15.99)
Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars ($15.99)
Iron Man ($19.99)
Sonic Rivals ($15.99)
Sonic Rivals 2 ($29.99)
Full Auto 2: Battlelines ($15.99)
Sega Genesis Collection ($15.99)
Crush ($15.99)

SNK Playmore
The King of Fighters Collection ($19.99)
Metal Slug Anthology ($19.99)
SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 ($19.99)
Samurai Showdown Anthology ($19.99)

Square Enix
Thexder Neo ($9.99)

THQ
Avatar: The Last Airbender ($19.99)
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights ($19.99)
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Yellow Avenger ($19.99)
MX vs ATV Untamed ($19.99)
WWE SmackDown vs RAW 2009 ($19.99)

Ubisoft
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs ($29.99)
Tom Clancy's EndWar ($29.99)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas ($19.99)
Prince of Persia Revelations ($9.99)
Prince of Persia Rival Swords ($14.99)

Warner Bros. Interactive
300: March To Glory ($14.99)
Justice League Heroes ($14.99)
Lego Batman The Video Game ($19.99)

PSP Minis
Alien Havoc ($4.99)
Tetris ($9.99)
Hero of Sparta ($6.99)
Brainpipe ($4.99)
Fieldrunners ($6.99)
Sudoku ($4.99)
Funky Punch ($4.99)

PSOne Classics (also playable on PS3)
Jumping Flash! 2 ($5.99)
Um Jammer Lammy ($5.99)
Nuclear Strike ($5.99)
Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko ($5.99)

Temporary price drops
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords ($7.99)
Cube ($4.99)
Dead Head Fred ($7.99)
PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient ($4.99)
PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient 2 ($7.99)
WTF: Work Time Fun ($4.99)
Prinny: Can I Really be the Hero? ($9.99)
Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! ($9.99)

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El_guitar_man15
El_guitar_man15

Is this list only for the US PS store. Would really suck if it is.

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

@hornet224 Finally somebody who gets it! Idk why people want a second analog stick and all that jazz. It's a hand held! Quit thinking it's a portable playstation, it's a playstation portable if you catch my drift. Nobody hates the DS cuz it doesn't have motion controls! Geez!

dannyatkinson
dannyatkinson

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dannyatkinson

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jeffv541
jeffv541

100+ Games!!! ZERO GOOD ONES!!!

misterbutt
misterbutt

im pretty sure they have 32gb memory sticks available but i could be totally wrong. i know they have 16gb though. but the psp go is way bettter sounding to me now. im still def keeping my psp2000 cuz im saving for a ps3 but if i had a crapload of money i would get it.

jokoo
jokoo

I don't now about the full games, but I know the developers set the MINI prices, not sony. http://www.pspminis.com/361/pricing-up-to-publishers/ Maybe if you guys did some research you'd find that the developers set all prices and you could all be happy. BTW- I have a PSP Go and its great. i got monster hunter and the load times are so so much better. The system is just alot more portable. There's a few bugs in the OS still (like a couple freezes here and there and the usb cable not charging when its completely dead). My only complaint is I wish the psn store was more populated. I want to download FF anniversary editions.

hornet224
hornet224

At all you people begging for two analog sticks and four shoulder buttons... How about you just get a PSconsole controller in your pocket and duct-tape a screen to it? That's what it'd be like trying to cram all of that into a handheld. For a portable system, that kind of garbage is just impracticle.

hornet224
hornet224

At Generic_Dude PSP-1000 (Launch Price) $250. PSP- GO (Launch Price) $250. PS3 (Launch Price) $600. Good fight with all that, "It's the same price as a PS3" bullsh*t.

akvasu2
akvasu2

I can just get a new memory stick and get these games on my old PSP itself right? I already tried downloading some stuff to the PSP. All one needs is high speed broadband and not a new device :). On this note however - whats the max memory people have tried using with the PSP ? will 8 gb work ? I believe 16 gb sticks are also available ? But its a good idea for new folks to enter the PSP world.

murano28
murano28

they are trying to be smart and make more money this way.. but they have no idea the current psp owners wont be buying this new version. if they do buy it, it is going to be a big mistake,,im not telling why..

uberjannie
uberjannie

Seriously, 39.99$ for a handheld game is just insane. Thats the price of PC games.

DanC1989
DanC1989

I want Gex for some reason, is it out in Europe?

dannyatkinson
dannyatkinson

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FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

My friend has got one, since he sold off he old PSP ages ago. What game came with it was gran turismo (I think). I have to admit, it felt really weird to hold it, because it is slimmer than any PSP. I had a go on his Prinny game, fair play it does run a lot faster than UMDs.

tk_1
tk_1

I don't understand the haterz the psn for games is just like Itunes for music, what's the problem?! sure, it will take some time but eventually this WILL BE the future and we can't fight it. @Generic_Dude "I see the manufacturer as the only source of distribution, which means they can control the price" yeahhhh... no, they can't . the psn STORE is like any other STORE (yeah, I know, big surprise) and sony alone decides on the price of the product (with consideration of agreement with publisher of course(like any other store))

Blu-Fan-Boy
Blu-Fan-Boy

for the people whom do not understand why Sony have done this as a digital only games console is souly because of trade ins and preowned products they loose money that way and so does the manufacuter that way cutting out the retail profit and getting maximum profits via download that is all still me personally would perfer a hard copy

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

PSP Go: $250 Playstation 3: $300 Something's not right here... besides, wasn't one of the benefits of digital distribution supposed to be reduced overhead, which would logically translate to to the value being passed on to the consumer? I'm not seein that here... I see the manufacturer as the only source of distribution, which means they can control the price. I'll stick with my UMD games, which I can get on sale regularly and not wait for Sony's Grace to give me a break.

edscma
edscma

Love sony.... but hate even the idea of this new Psp u can get God of war umd right now on amazon for $5.25 NEW even with shipping less then 10 dollars beat the game an get a couple of bucks when u trade it in. this psp cost more but takes away from the psp i dont understand this move at all its just about money just like my Ps3 not being backwards compatible, i wish my old 60 gb ps3 didnt take a dirt nap i could have finished god of war 2 an oh yeah SONY if your listening HOME SUCKS i love my Ps3 an my blu-ray but come on guys you are killin us Ps3 fan boys

ShaunyChaos
ShaunyChaos

DaSlyOne customer reviews mean nothing???????? wow. just wow. thats kind of a harsh statement. i mean i buy most of my games based on customer reviews. hell i am a customer and i leave reviews of games all the time. if i trusted the reviewers review of persona for psp i wouldnt have bought it. but the people playing it said it was good so i got it and am happy with it. as far as the psp go most of the people saying it sucks dont have it. how can you form a negative opinion of something you havent experianced? if you look back at all the comments people have left on this list of comments from people who say they have it they all say they love it. every negative comment is people saying why they wont get it. such is life i suppose. but you cant say that all the good reviews of a product is put there by an employee of whatever company is selling said product. my review is there and no one paid me. you can also kinda tell by the grammar errors in most customer reviews that if they are being left by pros then there very poorly educated ones.

Lance-Marvelous
Lance-Marvelous

the go is wack idea i think its cuz they want in oon the touch market lol that they can touch get it lol thenamesmillen xbox live psn my space

DaSlyOne
DaSlyOne

@ShaunyChaos Customer reviews mean absolutely nothing, especially on the day the unit comes out. Obviously, those who shelled over the cash to buy one aren't going to give it a bad review on day one. Secondly, who's to say that the reviews aren't planted by Sony themselves, to try and overcome the negative press. But no one would do that, would they!?!

ShaunyChaos
ShaunyChaos

you know whats funny? the pspgo has garnerd mad hate on this site. and yea it may get back to sony but for everyone on here that hates the go. wothout judgment being passed in any way i offer this. read the customer reviews of the unit on gamestops store page. if im not mistaken there tens across the board. and theres a lot of customer posts. im sure they will see that as well.

Xaroc8
Xaroc8

I bought a PSP-Go its a Pretty nice unit. Very nice to carry around. I admit 250 is to much , 199 seems more reasonable. But all in all its good. One thing i complain about and its not even about the unit is the Games. Lots of games available at cheap prices too Lots at 19.99 , i even bought blade Dancer at 4.99. But Square Enix Didnt release any of their top Seller (Huh?!?!) No Chrisis Core, no Dissidia, FF1,2 Anniversary editions. Star Ocean 1,2. All games im more then willing to buy right now. Basicly all the games that made a lot of people buy a PSP in the first place. No metal Gear's, No GTA's. Lets hope all these Companys get together and start Listing their products fairly quickly, or sony is going to have a lot of even more upset customers then they do now. (if they even care, which im not sure about)

FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

No Final Fantasy games? Well thanks a lot Square Enix.

FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

@ShaunyChaos After reading your comment, I have to say that I agree with you in that way. Although I mentioned on another comment that I found the DSi a bit useless for me (I have a DS lite just to play GBA games), now I would like to have some other games for download. More like I wish that a particular fan-site could finish the translation process of a few GBA games that I want to play. Don't get me wrong, I still have the original Japanese GBA games that I'd rather die than to sell it.

D3A7HJ0K3R
D3A7HJ0K3R

ill just wait till next year when they drop this to 200 dollars and stop producing the 3000. im pretty much expecting it right now, since all of the smack and hate the Go is recieving will probably reach Sony's ears.

dogpigfish
dogpigfish

More proof the PSP needs good games.

shadowsalem
shadowsalem

well hey someone answer please uh if you have this you need to go to a wifi hotspot right and can you download game sfrom a PS3 thats not yours and also do you need a wireless internet cuz im planning on buyin this and i dont wanna have something that doesnt work

ShaunyChaos
ShaunyChaos

nintendo should take this to heart and make some old school stuff available on dsi ware. i got a dsi with dreams of having gba games available for download? anyone else? this many months later and what do we have? one game with mario and like 6 or 7 art style puzzle games. if nintendo linded wii ware with dsi ware so i could play ocirana of time or the original smash bros wed be in bussiness. if we at the very least had gunstar super heros or the minish cap or any other collection of good gba games then i at the very least would not feel that i had blown the dough for a dsi for the soul purpose of having a digital camera with less mega pixels then my cell phone and an albeit cool yet still not worth the investment photo shop esque sofrtware program. dont get me wrong i love nintendo. i have an n64 that i keep in my office under a tv in the break area. my point can be summed up like this...did anyone pay 30 bucks for the cart release of chrono trigger when it first launched? i know i did......next did anyone download final fantasy 7 on there psp for 10 bucks the day it was released on psn? again i did. what im trying to say here nintendo. if your reading this stop being so lame and gimme something on dsi ware that i wanna play or im gonna trade in my dsi for psn points cards.

Beastcake
Beastcake

They should put Dissidia on there.

FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

I'm grateful that they didn't have Metal Gear Acid. I couldn't get into that game and so I traded it for Daxter in the first place.

FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

I still have a PSP slim, but there are a few games that I'm willing to download onto my memory stick though. But the price isn't entirely worth it. Why do I want to buy GoW or Daxter online when I could buy a preowned version for more than a few pounds cheaper? Even UMDs have a high price for a reason. There's value in the game's hard copy and the physicality of the box and instructions. Even if you pull the plug, it's still going to be there.

mcjakeqcool
mcjakeqcool

I cannot stess how much the PSP GO sucks! Stick to the orignal.

Liamguy01
Liamguy01

(@jumpy46) Where did you get your memory card? I've been looking all over for one!

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

Games should be $5 cheaper than retail, otherwise it's not worth it.

aduttyfoot
aduttyfoot

isn't it amazing how sony could do this as the go came out and nintendo couldn't for the dsi. what sucks is that i left my dsi on my way back from atlanta and i cant be bothered to buy another one.

sonicremix9
sonicremix9

Some pretty reasonable prices on some of the titles, such as God of War and Daxter. Sonic Rivals 2 and Persona? I understand Persona just came out and all, but if I had a PSP Go I would have wanted atleast a 15% discount or something.

nemesis4x
nemesis4x

haha although they made this 'uncrackable' it can be cracke now so pirated games can be played

TheArcade
TheArcade

Gamecrazy is going out of business (unfortunately - I liked them more than gamestop) so my guess is the best option would be to buy PSP games at bargain prices from Ebay. I'm certain Ebay gives a better deal than price points the PSP Go may currently offer for their back catalog of games. P.S. I like your icon. Isn't that Mark Bagley's art of Venom? He's a comic drawing genius! I mean, just look at the dynamic poses he's drawn for the Amazing Spider-Man books back in the nineties. Even his material in the Ultimate Spider-Man & Thunderbolts series is good. Bagley is my 2nd favorite artist from Todd McFarlane.

FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

I'm a bit gutted that R-Type Tactics is not available. But that's just me being a fan-girl. Personally I just wanted that game's loading times to be exponentially short. But one can dream on. Now Daxter and God of War, that's more like it. I used to have both games before I traded it in for another game. Both were really good games for the PSP. At least there's light.

Blujacker523
Blujacker523

uuuhh... jazzfan4 eventhough the game is only ten dollars try to remember the download rates as well. k it miye add up to be around a little lower. Just Saying

ShaunyChaos
ShaunyChaos

im stoked on the future. the pspgo is the sweetest handheld iv ever owned but it made me think.........the psp2 with a download only format 2 analog sticks 4 shoulder buttons and a big chunk of the back catalog of ps2 games for 10-20 bucks a pop. can you picture it? a small portable with 32 gigs and metal gear solid 1,2,and 3. or final fantasy 7 x x-2 and 12. if the go does well this dream may be a reality within the next few years.

jazzfan4
jazzfan4

Sims 2 Pets $10? Cheapest on amazon I saw was $18, I'm sold.

jeffv541
jeffv541

And another thing; Whats with all these halfass upgrades? I mean, I would expect a few redesigns of the same old handheld from Nintendo, But I'm not gonna buy a new piece of hardware six months. I still have my launch PSP, launch DS, and FAT game boy advanced. How much more can they milk the same dam hardware in a different plastic shell? Not to mention that the PSP GO is a downgrade in every respect!

jeffv541
jeffv541

I can buy hard copies of some of these for cheaper. What a flop... Sony you can't do anything right anymore...

mjnoir1
mjnoir1

I'm glad many posters have picked up on this topic. downloads are supposed to be cheaper since there are no disc/box/distribution costs,And what do we see? they're selling for same prices or in some case higher.this is a total rip off ,total scam a blatant lie meant to seperate the consumer from their money with no freedom or ownership of our games. we pay real money and own nothing. If this is the way of the future i hope people start to wake up and not support this crap.