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PSP Go to land in stores this fall, says Koller

Saturday, 30 May 2009 21:14 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Looks like the full version of the Qore episode that was leaked earlier has landed in Eurogamer’s lap.

In it, John Koller himself says that PSP Go! will hit stores this fall.

“It’s a 3.8-inch screen, it’s 43 percent lighter than the PSP-3000, 16 gigs flash memory, Bluetooth support and all digital content so the UMD drive goes away so it’s going to be something a lot of consumers like – download straight to a hard drive,” he said.

“There’s games like Gran Turismo that are being announced at E3, and LittleBigPlanet that’s been announced before, and Jak & Daxter and there’s even a new Metal Gear Solid coming, so all those games will be available…”

“Integration with PSP is very important to us. And it works just like PSP-3000… A lot of people like to be able to take their content from PS3 with them on the go.”

Our heads just popped a bit.

Full thing through the link.

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30 Comments

  1. Madlink

    A 3.8 inch screen? So smaller than the PSP-3000, which was 4.3″. Hmmm.

    I realise smaller doesn’t always mean cheaper, but if they manage to sell this as a cheaper alternative to the PSP-3000, I’m all for it. Otherwise, what’s the point?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. JesteR

    LOL download only. Yes sure i just want digital copies so i cant sell it on ebay or have a nice collection. The only one who want digital only is the industry so they can make more money.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Razor

    When you see PSP piracy levels you can understand why.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. p0rkch0p69

    Direct Feed YouTube Link of the QORE reveal… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJfZ6TjU1WQ

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Michael O'Connor

    “When you see PSP piracy levels you can understand why.”

    I don’t condone piracy either, but how the hell does making it download only curb piracy?

    #5 6 years ago
  6. crackdude

    So what do I do to my stack of UMD games?

    I bought a PSP JUST FOR GRANTURISMO before it even launched in Europe. I was DIZAPOINTEDZ of course, but I had fun with Wipeout, Lumines, Outrun and other titles.

    Then it broke. And here I was hoping for a new PSP to come at E3 so that I could buy something shiny new and hyped, and I get THIS!

    So I’m guessing maybe GT will be exclusive to this PSP (wanna bet?). So either, (A) I get PSP3000 and no GT or (B) I get GT but throw away hundreds of euros in games I already bought?

    And they still complain bout piracy? Fuck’em. I am so screwd over cause of this lool

    #6 6 years ago
  7. JesteR

    Well i was thinking of getting a PSP but if this one doesnt support UMDs then i just wont get it.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Madlink

    Crackdude don’t worry. GT is coming to the PS Store, not exclusively to the Go! I think if you’re only really interested in digitally purchasing a few games, like GT for example, you’re better off buying the PSP-3000 and a high capacity memory stick.

    That way you have the best of both worlds. It seems the Go! is being positioned as a premium product designed to meet the needs and expectations of the iTunes generation.

    As I mentioned earlier, I hope it’s actually cheaper than the PSP-3000, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to be the case.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    My son’s nagging me for a PSP. Hmm.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. crackdude

    Oh, so I could get Go games on PSN? Theoretically at least?

    hmmmm…
    hmmmmm…

    Then I’m sooo hoping for a 3000 price drop hehe :D

    #10 6 years ago
  11. JesteR

    I think it will fail. Whats the point of it? You can download games on the 3000 too and memory sticks getting higher and higher capacity. So there is no reason for it. Sony just wants to start people to force to download only. I wont support that.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Benjo1981

    “I don’t condone piracy either, but how the hell does making it download only curb piracy?”

    The digital downloads will more than likely be tied to that particular PSP, making them uncopiable/transferable etc..much like XBLA.

    They have to go this way, piracy has killed the PSP software lineup to date..

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Madlink

    @Crackdude, I think that’s the idea. As Koller mentions in the Qore video, connectivity between the PS3 and the Go! is going to be a big deal, so it’s not too much of a push to assume that you’ll be able to buy games on PS Store and then transfer them to your Go! or any other PSP.

    Also, it’d be extremely foolish to limit the potential sales of any downloadable product to one type of PSP only.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. crackdude

    Piracy will always exist. If you can get PSN games for free in a regular PSP, there will be some way you can get them in this one too.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Madlink

    @Benjo1981, But that’s not actually killing piracy, is it? That’s killing the second hand market.
    Piracy on PSP Go! will continue as it has done with other PSP iterations the second its firmware is cracked.

    The most that the Go! will do is; 1. stop your ability to swap games with friends and 2. stop you from trading in games you’re not playing anymore.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Benjo1981

    @Madlink. Good point. I’m no expert but how does MS stop users pirating XBLA games? Is it just because they’d need to crack NXE which is a lot tougher to do than the PSP firmware?

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Benjo1981

    @Madlink. Unless the games are somehow inherently linked to PSN? You’d imagine a download-only portable will be persistenly online-aware, so what stops them necessitating a software-authenticity check every time the PSP is in net range?

    #17 6 years ago
  18. crackdude

    I think XBLA games are tied to gamertag AND console. It must reregister when you port your gamertag to another console. So you can’t copy it around. Maybe like this?

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Benjo1981

    As someone who has never bought a Sony gaming product, I like the look of this. I’m behind download-only, I don’t have any connection to physical media and it will allow me to play some of the franchises exclusive to Sony which I can’t get on the 360. What’s not to like?

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Benjo1981

    @Crackdude. Yeh, totally. If the games are linked to PSN usernames then can’t Sony use much the same anti-piracy measures are MS do on the 360?

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Benjo1981

    @Crackdude. So any potential pirate would need to crack not only the PSP-Go firmware, but also the PSN in some way..and you’d think Sony wouldn’t go letting PSN get hacked quite as easily as the PSP firmware.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Madlink

    @ Benjo1981, Most Xbox 360 mods are hardware based instead of software based. But for those who do have modded 360s, as with every other modded platform, they can get access to everything that comes out, digital or otherwise.

    That does have limitations of course. There has to be a hacker out there somewhere who wants to make whatever game, be it XBLA or retail available. A considerable amount of time and effort is poured into the modding and pirating scene, so most games eventually make their way onto the internet.

    People then just download the raw files off of torrents etc and pop them onto their modified console/handheld.

    Personally, I’ve never modifed any console or handheld apart from one, the Wii. Not for playing copied games or anything, just simply to make it region free.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. crackdude

    @Benjo1981
    yeah, I guess.
    You would have to have the same account in PSN, the PS3 and PSP to run the games.
    That’s why you can’t go changing gamertags all the time as I know some PSN users do.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Benjo1981

    @Madlink. What motivates someone to go to such lengths to pirate a game? I can understand your motivation, for example, in terms of your Wii, because you had a clear and defined goal: to watch or play region-free dvds/games. Whether that is right or wrong is debatable, I guess, although I’d hesitate in saying it’s more than likely wrong. Having said that, I’ve had a dvd player modded to be region-free in order to watch American discs. But to go to such lengths to make available a game to thousands where the gain to the individual pirate seems minimal, i.e maybe the cost of that game to buy etc, seems strange to me. Why bother? As a pirate, you’ve got the game(s) you want (for free) to play yourself, so the act of then making said game(s) available to others just seems malicious. Do they have something against the games industry?

    #24 6 years ago
  25. absolutezero

    Man Sony really must be in the Dog House with the readers of this site if they is seen as horrific cashing in and the DS lite and i perfectly past muster.

    Its Riiiiiiidge Gran Turismo

    #25 6 years ago
  26. dirigiblebill

    I think the key point to remember is that this is an alternative to the PSP, not a replacement for it. If you want something smaller, lighter and robuster with an App-Store-ish digital distribution model and (in all probability) superior battery life, the Go will suit. Sony are trying to compete more directly with the iPod without abandoning the existing PSP market.

    It’ll all hinge on price, of course – the PSP hardware is relatively cheap to produce at this point, and Sony needs to pass on those savings to the consumer – and on whether the PS Store can deliver a steady supply of good, relatively inexpensive downloadable games – something to rival the App Store’s output, but with less of the bargain basement shite. Hopefully they’ve been courting some of the quality iPhone/iPod developers e.g. Chillingo, Digital Chocolate.

    Perhaps the biggest disappointment from my point of view is the absence of a touchscreen. Maybe it would have driven too great a wedge between the Go and the PSP (and thus hindered efforts to transfer the latter’s software library to the former)? I’m not too fussed about the nub – the kinds of game I like to play on my PSP – Lumines, Everybody’s Golf, Monster Hunter, Disgaea – rarely require precise analogue controls.

    EDIT – I’d welcome an absolutely first-rate D-pad, though. Would love to be able to play more fighting games on handheld.

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Retroid

    “16 gigs flash memory…. download straight to a hard drive”

    TECHNOLOGY AWARENESS FAIL

    #27 6 years ago
  28. absolutezero

    I think he might mean download straight to the PS3s hard drive.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Ok, I’ve got an original PSP and all I know is I want the new Metal Gear, new Gran Turismo, new Motorstorm, and new Little Big Planet all to work on the original PSP. I’ll be happy if they do by download, but I for one actually like having a collection of cases and hard copy games on my shelf. I hope UMD is still an option for original PSP owners with the new games…

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Blerk

    Yes, the old PSP is still compatible with the new games. I wouldn’t hold your breath for UMDs, though – I’m pretty sure it’ll be download-only from this point onwards.

    #30 6 years ago

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  • Magicka 2 has a release date and a crazy new trailer

    Magicka 2 has a release date for PC and the PlayStation 4, and Paradox Interactive has released a trailer featuring “Vlad’s latest lyrical triumph,” which is his rendition of the Game of Thrones theme. Magicka arrived on PC and PS4 May 26 and the game can be pre-ordered on PC beginning today, with PS4 pre-orders […]

  • Nintendo eShop schedule: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone, others

    Nintendo has sent over a list of titles heading to the eShop in 2015. The schedule contains titles such as Affordable Space Adventures, Runbow, Swords & Soldiers 2, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Never Alone and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. Below a preliminary list of games scheduled to launch in the Nintendo eShop on […]

  • Week 8: Can you win the weekly VG247 GTA Online playlist? Play tonight at 8pm UK time!

    We’re hotdogging tonight. I don’t even know what that means. Eight weeks of ridiculous death. Such a brave, true milestone. We’re going to celebrate two entire months of playing weekly GTA Online playlists with VG247 readers with Hotdogging, a set of six jobs I named completely at random. This one ends with a straight-up border […]

  • Puzzle platformer Four Sided Fantasy coming to PC, consoles in early 2016

    Curve Digital and developer Logan Fieth’s studio Ludo Land are bringing puzzle platformer, Four Sided Fantasy, to PC all major consoles in early 2016. Ludo Land are developing the PC version, with Curve Digital handling the console and Vita versions. Four Sided Fantasy tasks players with venturing across “dreamlike levels” by controlling and manipulating the […]

  • Tropico 5 arrives on PS4 in April – video

    A release date for Tropico 5 on PlayStation 4 has been announced. This is the franchise’s first foray onto PlayStation consoles. It arrived in Europe on April 24 and in North America on April 28. A Limited Edition has also been announced, and it includes The Big Cheese DLC and the Bayo Del Olfato sandbox […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Limited Edition PS4 releasing in Asia

    A limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain PlayStation 4 system will be released in Asia. The system and its DualShock controller were designed in collaboration with Konami Digital Entertainment and targeted for the Asia region, per Gematsu. It will be released as part of PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain […]

  • This video shows Sid Meier’s Starships being played on iPad

    Sid Meier’s Starships will be released on iPad alongside Mac and PC, and to give you an idea on how it plays on the tablet, a new video has been released. Watch below as Pete Murray and lead producer Stuart Zissu show off the iPad version. The 4X space-strategy releases on March 12.

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood announced as standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a standalone prequel to The New Order, will release May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game takes pace in 1946, and and players take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he embarks on a two-part mission in Bavaria. Part one, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, […]

  • Observer Mode coming soon to Evolve as a free update

    Observer Mode will be released for Evolve as a free update for all platforms, 2K and Turtle Rock have announced. The community feature was designed to give Evolve players the ability to observe and add commentary as well as livestream, allowing a sixth user to “passively enter a custom game” with the ability to switch […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes and PS4 top Media Create charts in Japan

    The PlayStation 3 and PS4 skus for Dragon Quest Heroes were the top sellers on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving a combined 594,749 units. Elsewhere on the chart, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D was in third place with 39,751 units moved, and last week’s top seller, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, […]

  • Watch Hideo Kojima answer lots of your burning Phantom Pain questions

    What’s better than learning the official release date of MGS5: The Phantom pain? Hideo Kojima talking more about it, of course! Hideo Kojima has decided to answer a few fan questions about Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, to help boost everyone’s hype to insane levels. He talks about the game’s story, his relief […]

  • MGS5: The Phantom Pain Day 1 and Collector’s Edition revealed

    Konami has officially revealed the release date of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain alongside the game’s Day 1 and Collector’s Edition. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will release September 1, worldwide, as previously leaked. It will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The PC Steam […]

  • EU Club Nintendo: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack back in stock

    Club Nintendo members in Europe can once again pick up The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds soundtrack. For 3000 Stars, members of the program will receive the double-CD soundtrack which features 89 tracks with liner notes from Ryo Nagamatsu and 12 sheet music excerpts. It also comes with 16 Milk Bar Musician pieces. […]

  • HTC apologises over “confusing” Half-Life VR comments

    HTC has misspoke when it talked about Half-Life coming to VR headset Vive. HTC chairwoman Cher Wang has apologised over the comments she made yesterday about the possibility of Half-Life coming to Vive, the VR headset it’s manufacturing with the help of Valve. Sources close to Valve, have indicated to the BBC that the developer […]

  • What do Heists and Daily Objectives tell us about the future of GTA Online?

    Daily Objectives could be more important to GTA Online than Heists. These theories and more, from a giddy Matt Martin. Yesterday Rockstar dropped a bombshell. Not only is it releasing Heists next week – the mythical 4-player missions for GTA Online – but it’s also going to be introducing daily challenges and more modes to […]

  • Breaking down Hardline Premium, is it worth it?

    Having been announced just a few days ago, the Premium service for Battlefield Hardline has been a topic of constant debate among the Battlefield community. Many look at Hardline as a Battlefield off-shoot that will just tide everyone over until Battlefront comes out in the fall. EA has other plans however, announcing a $50 Premium […]

  • Watch Dogs sold more than GTA 5 and FIFA 15 in Australia in 2014

    Watch Dogs outsold GTA 5, and FIFA 15, at retail in Australia last year. According to data obtained by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) from the NPD Group Australia, last year’s year retail sales charts look a bit different in Australia. The top-selling game was Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, followed by Watch […]

  • Watch PC footage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from GDC 2015

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new gameplay video available that shows a bit of action from the PC version. The video below was captured from Nvidia’s GDC conference live-stream. Developer CD Projekt RED was on hand to show off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s graphical prowess running on a PC. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • Dying Light: Hard Mode and Ultimate Survivor Bundle out March 10

    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]

  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]

  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]