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.


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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?
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

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)

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)

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

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona ($39.99)

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

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

Obscure: The Aftermath ($29.99)

Rockstar Games
Beaterator ($39.99)

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)

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)

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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