Sony Brings Greater Value to PSP

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As we get ready for the long, hot summer months ahead, Sony has kicked off a new value initiative for the PSP.

Starting today, Sony has launched a cheaper companion line to its Greatest Hits software. Known as PSP “Favorites,” the new software line brings popular titles to the market at a budget-friendly $9.99 price point.

First-party Favorites available now include Ape Escape: On the Loose, Buzz! Master Quiz, Hot Shots Golf Open Tee, LocoRoco 2, Patapon 2, PixelJunk Monster Deluxe, SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo, Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow and Twisted Metal: Head On.

Confirmed third-party Favorites include Justice League Heroes, Manhunt 2, Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play, Pinball Hall of Fame: Williams Collection, Silent Hill: Origins, Sims 2 and The Warriors, with many more also scheduled to be added.

Speaking of Greatest Hits, Sony’s long-running discount software lineup has received four new members: Gran Turismo, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance: Retribution and Secret Agent Clank. Those titles are now only $20.

Last but not least, Sony has finally put together a bundle deal to make the PSPgo a more attractive value. PSPgo systems purchased between now and March 31, 2011 will come with a “Digital Game Pack” including PSN vouchers to download three top PSP titles — LittleBigPlanet, Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters and SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 — completely free of charge.

While a price drop still needs to happen if the PSPgo is to have any chance at making up ground from a failed launch, three free games is at least a start. A late start for sure, but better late than never.

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