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No UMD Transfers for Sony PSP Go at Launch

No UMD Transfers for Sony PSP Go
The Sony PSP Go represented quite the exciting device for Sony, because it breathed all sorts of new life into the PSP format. The thing is that this sliding portable gaming machine does not have the UMD slot that the regular PSP has, so all the games have to come by way of a digital download onto the internal memory. What were we supposed to do with our existing UMD collection?

Sony said that it was going to address this concern by offering some sort of trade-in or transfer program so that our PSP UMD-based games could then be transferred over to the PSP Go in the form of a digital download. It seemed that everyone was going to be happy and we would be able to enjoy our “legacy” games alongside our new PSP Go Mini games.

Well, things didn’t quite go according to plan. With the launch of the PSP Go right around the corner, Sony has now said that the UMD transfer program is not quite ready to go. They cite “legal and technical issues” over the matter, so you won’t be able to take your old UMD games and play them on your new PSP Go.

Does this mean that the trade-in program is nixed for good? Not exactly. Sony says that it will continue to work on these issues and hopefully the UMD transfer thing will come back on track sooner rather than later. It just won’t be there in time for the device launch.

Source: Crunchgear



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  1. gilberto samuel medina

    i personally dont like this new pspgo cause its too expensive $260. people are gonna prefer the new ps3 over the pspgo because of the closeness of price. besides it does not look like a game system it feels more like a phone or something.i donno but i seriously dont like it just look at it.people like me that know about games know that the new psp it just…i donno. they killed it

  2. It's an very good PSP because the size is smaller than the current PSP as much as 50% (128 x 16.5 x 69 mm) and 40% (5.6 ounces) lighter in weight. Officially launch PSP Go (N1000) is scheduled to take place in early October. For Sony PSP enthusiast, please prepare the budget of approximately $ 250. Sony offers the option of prepaid cards. While the former is more compatible with camera, but Sony just announced the arrival in early 2010 with an adapter to connect the various accessories available already (camera, GPS antenna, etc.). As for new features, strictly speaking, we can manage various Bluetooth devices (headset, joystick PlayStation 3, etc..) For more information see http://www.techarena.in/review/13155-sony-psp-go….

  3. And this is why Sony Fails and psp go sucks!

  4. HOw long will it take for this program to be up and running?

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