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As soon as the early Qore June episode (see below) and other news sites reported confirmation that the PSP Go IS real, this forum has suddenly exploded with all kinds of topics related to the Go. It's literally taking up most of the first few pages of topics, and as such, mods have already started to take action. So, the mods have decided to make this sticky specifically for this reason, so please keep all discussion here.
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PSP Go Specs
- 3.8" screen
- 16 GB onboard flash memory. This can be upgradable with the use of micro Memory Stick cards.
- Bluetooth capabilities
- 43% weight reduction
- No UMD drive
- The buttons are slide-out
- All games are download-only from the Playstation Network.
- Only 1 analog stick.
- It is an ALTERNATIVE to the 3000, meaning the current PSPs will NOT go away, and they will continute to make games on UMD.
"It won't replace the PSP-3000. We're going to keep them both on the market." --Gamespot articleJohn Koller
Colors: Black and white.
What games will there be avaliable at launch?
There will be 16,000 pieces of DLC avaliable at launch. This includes PSN exclusives, PSP Minis, UMD Legacy, TV shows, movies, and more. All future titles (including titles launching alongside the Go like Gran Turismo) will be avaliable on both PSN and UMD at the same time, although it is unknown if users will have to wait until Thursday of each week to download the week's new releases.
What is the pricing for content?
New PSP titles released on the PSN may be around $40. Older PSP titles being released may have varied price. PS One clas*ics are $6-10.
If I already have a PSP, can I convert my UMDs to digital copies?
The short answer is NO. Sony was originally looking into the idea, but due to "legal and technical reasons" the idea was scrapped for now.
Are there any special offers/bundles?
Yes. For the US, you get a special voucher for Rock Band Unplugged Lite, which comes with 5 full songs and lets you download more from the PSN.
EU gets a voucher for Gran Turismo. (There is a Grand Turismo bundle for US, but it includes the PSP-3000 and the UMD version, not the Go.) EU people also have a special offer called PSP Rewards where you can turn 3 of 17 selected titles to digital format. US does NOT get this offer.
G4 The Feed
Photos from G4
Qore June episode video(assuming it's still up)
Kotaku photos(from Eurogamer)