Sunday, March 20, 2011

NGP Games to Get Simultaneous Digital Releases


Sony learned quite a few lessons from the PlayStation Portable. With the NGP, it will be avoiding one of the major pitfalls of the PSP Go by promising day-and-date releases for all retail games on the PlayStation Network.

When Sony released the Go, a system with no physical media support that relied entirely on the PlayStation Store for its content, it seemed like a safe assumption that all PSP games would start being released simultaneously at retail and on PSN. When that didn't happen, it became a major issue for the people who had paid a premium for a system that was suddenly unable to play the same games as cheaper models of the PSP.

"One thing we learnt from PSP, is that we want to have simultaneous delivery in digital and physical for NGP," Sony Computer Entertainment Europe president Andrew House told MCV. "Just to clarify that, all games that appear physically will be made available digitally. Not necessarily all games have to be made available physically. And having the option of a digital-only method affords more creative risk-taking, and that's because you don't-have that in-built risk of physical inventory."

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