Sony Planning UMD to PSP Go Game Transfer

Sony is planning a system which will allow owners of physical UMD-based PSP games to receive digital copies for play on the download-only PSP Go, according to Gizmodo.

"We're in the midst of putting together a good will program," director of hardware marketing John Koller told the site, "A short term good-will program that would continue for years afterward," though he revealed very little of what it will entail.

Koller likened the program to the Portable Copy system that allows the download of Blu-ray movies onto the PSP--but he says users will not be ripping their UMDs.

Koller mentioned that Sony is "looking at what kind of games will be offered," suggesting that not all games will be available for transfer from UMD onto the PSP Go.

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    June 5, 2009 2:01 PM

    "A short term good-will program that would continue for years afterward." Does that make sense at all?

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      June 5, 2009 2:04 PM

      Could be something like "receive copies of your old physical games within three months of your PSP Go purchase."

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        June 5, 2009 2:12 PM

        A trade in would make sense.

        Kind of how you can trade in HD-DVDs for Bluray discs.

        Probably will make a surcharge out of it too.

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      June 5, 2009 3:55 PM


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      June 5, 2009 4:38 PM

      Of course not! It doesn't have to, because he is from marketing!

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      June 6, 2009 4:07 PM

      "We're going to graciously allow you to actually continue using what you already paid for. Thank us, your benevolent corporate overlords, for our amazing generosity and KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!"

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