Sony releases huge PSP library to Plus users in Japan

250 free classic games definitely sounds like an incentive, but there's no word if we'll see it in the United States.

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Sony of Japan had quite a gift to bestow to loyal PlayStation Plus subscribers this week, as the company announced that it would release 250 PlayStation Portable games for play on the PS Vita, all for the price of nothing. Free of charge.

The offer reported by GameSpot, which will begin on September 17th and run through December 31st, offers a variety of titles with unlimited access, including Gran Turismo, LocoRoco, the God of War games and more.

The cost will be removed from the current games for PlayStation Plus subscribers, and those games can be kept until said subscription expires.

There's no word yet if Sony will expand this offer to U.S. and European markets, but it would certainly generate more interest in the PlayStation Plus program. Not to mention Vita ownership, even. And PlayStation TV.

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    September 3, 2014 8:00 AM

    Robert Workman posted a new article, Sony releases huge PSP library to Plus users in Japan.

    250 free classic games definitely sounds like an incentive, but there's no word if we'll see it in the United States.

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      September 3, 2014 8:57 AM

      Wow. You want the Japanese to adopt Vita TV, this is how you do it.

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      September 3, 2014 9:00 AM

      Your turn, Nintendo.

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      September 3, 2014 9:03 AM

      Nope: http://www.kotaku.co.uk/2014/09/01/okay-now-vitas-getting-interesting

      All this does is remove the fee they used to charge for getting the game if you already had the UMD.

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        September 3, 2014 9:08 AM

        Any idea on how this is supposed to work?

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          September 3, 2014 9:29 AM

          No clue. IIRC, it's only ever been available in Japan, so I never really looked into it (and have sold all my PSP games years ago now, anyway).

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            September 3, 2014 10:27 AM

            Looked into it further.

            This is basically taking the existing UMD Passport program (exclusive to Japan) and removing the $5-$10 fee associated with creating the digital copy. The Passport program is basically an app on the original PSP that takes UMD data and links you to a corresponding page to make the purchase.

            Since Sony has already made it clear that they have no intentions of ever bringing Passport outside of Japan (because there was a far shorter userbase for PSP combined with the fact that most will not be willing to pay $5-$10 for this transaction), the feeling is that this will never make it to the US.

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      September 3, 2014 10:57 AM

      I was wondering why PSP never got PS Plus love

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