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Sony Europe announces PSP Essentials budget range

By Kath Brice

Thu 13 May 2010 3:31pm GMT / 11:31am EDT / 8:31am PDT

Ratchet and Clank, FIFA 09, Wipeout Pulse among 20 games to be sold for £9.99 this summer

Sony Europe has confirmed a new budget range of PSP games called PSP Essentials that will retail for £9.99 from this summer.

The initial line-up of 20 games are to include Ratchet and Clank, FIFA 09, Wipeout Pulse and Ben 10 Alien Force, and more will be made available every three months following their release.

Essentials will launch this June in Europe and PAL territories, said Sony.

"Releasing PSP Essentials makes sure that every PSP gamer – and younger newcomers in particular - can get their hands on the best portable gaming experiences at affordable prices," said Isabelle Tomatis, European product marketing manager for hardware and platforms at SCEE.

"Combined with the other things PSP can do, like music, movies and chat, this makes PSP a really attractive choice for handheld entertainment."

The full list of games featuring in the PSP Essentials range at launch will be the following:

  • Daxter
  • Everybody’s Golf
  • LocoRoco
  • Medievil Resurrection
  • Pursuit Force
  • Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Burnout Legends
  • Ben 10 Alien Force
  • NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2
  • Secret Agent Clank
  • WipEout Pulse
  • Patapon 2
  • Buzz! Master Quiz
  • FIFA 09
  • Fight Night Round 3
  • Sims 2
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • F1 2009
  • Spongebob Yellow Avenger

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Terence Gage Freelance writer

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I've read a couple of articles about this, and as yet seen no mention on whether these Essentials will be on disc, on the PSN Store or both. I think it's very important for Sony to make sure these prices are available for the PSPgo as well, otherwise they're more or less going to kill off the platform entirely.

Posted:6 years ago


John Bye Lead Designer, Future Games of London

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Aren't most if not all of those games already available on the PSN store for around that price (give or take a couple of pounds)?

Posted:6 years ago


Terence Gage Freelance writer

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I think many of them are or have been part of the PSN sales, but I suppose a permanent price reduction is only good news for all concerned.

Posted:6 years ago


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