PSPgo will launch with 225 games & 16,000 DLC pieces

We might not be getting any free games for the PSPgo in North America, but Sony’s making sure there will be plenty of stuff to spend our money on. It’s been revealed that 16,000 pieces of DLC will be available for the PSP on October 1. That’s a lot, by the way.

The content includes 225 downloadable games (PSP titles, PSN exclusives, UMD legacy titles and Minis), 2,300 movies and 13,300 television episodes. In addition, game cards will hit retailers, allowing customers to make in-store purchases and then download the titles when they get home. Ironically, you could spend trade-in money on those cards, thus quasi-beating the objective of a digital platform. I’m a fan of that. 

A number of big-name PSP titles will hit the PlayStation Store on October 1, including God of War: Chains of Olympus, Gran Turismo and SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny

I’ll give Sony credit where it’s due — that’s a lot of content, and it’s nice to see Sony giving more support to the PSP on one day than it’s given in the past five years. Still, I wonder how much money people are willing to spend after already dropping $250 on a handheld console. 

Jim Sterling