PSP Go UMD Game Transfer Program Plans Scrapped

Update: North American PSP owners will not be treated to the same three free PSP Go games offer as Europe, a Sony America spokesman has told GamesIndustry.biz.

Original: Sony has pulled the plug on its once-planned program to grant PSP Go owners digital copies of games they own on UMD, a representative told Kotaku.

"We were evaluating a UMD conversion program," said the Sony spokesperson, "but due to legal and technical reasons we will not be offering the program at this time."

The PSP Go eschews the UMD physical format of earlier models in favour of digital downloads. The handled arrives in North America and Europe on October 1 for $250 and 249 Euros respectively, with a smaller screen but 43% lighter than the PSP-3000.

Sony announced yesterday that European PSP owners will be able to download three PSP Go games for free from a choice of seventeen including Wipeout Pure, Killzone: Liberation, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3, LocoRoco and Patapon, but no such program has yet been confirmed for North America.