Sony announced today that it will offer 3 games for free to European users that already own a previous generation PSP and at least one UMD-based game, if they upgrade to the new PSP Go that is due for release next week. For more information regarding the offer, please hit the link.
Since the soon-to-be-released PSP Go does not support UMD discs, players who already owned a previous generation PSP will find their game collection to be incompatible with the new PSP Go. Therefore, Sony has announced that European users who log onto Playstation Network with their PSP while a UMD-game is in the drive will receive three free downloadable games. Players will be able to choose which games they wish to download from a list of 17 first-party games. The list includes games such as Killzone: Liberation, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 (set for a November 2009 release), WipEout Pure, echochrome, LocoRoco and Patapon.
The offer will last from October 1st, which is the date at which the PSP Go becomes available in both the United States and Europe, until March 31st 2010.
The announcement of Sony was aimed exclusively at European users, and it is unclear whether the same or a similar deal will be available in other regions.