UntoldDreams said:Go is not a new system. Its identical minus the UMD.
If you, a developer, make a PSP game you can put it on PSN and UMD to reach the entire base.
PSP games are universal. There is no version problem between devices.
Didn't you see I had inside mullets? It certainly is a new system, I never said it was different or uncompatible with the current PSP.
The problem are the older games.
Are all the older games be put into the PSN? Maybe all the new ones will be both UMD and PSN, but even so it will make people to keep their old PSP, or buy an old one if they don't have it to keep playing both old and new games.
Actually it's true, I think I misunderstood this, nobody has to buy the new device, if nobody feel like keeping 2 identical systems even if one newer and have some neater features than the other, they won't.
Downloadable games might be the future, but it still isn't the present in the portable games department, it is only beginning. But maybe for Sony the ratio of UMDs sold at the moment at least in America might not be considerable bigger than that for PSN releases.
And in Japan the ones buying PSP games, outside MHs, are hardcore PSP players, so they will keep their old version and still get a new one.
I just found out that blocking their entire library of old games (not currently on PSN) was a little abrupt, very different than Nintendo's transition from GBA to DS to DSi.