We’ve all thought it – the prices for stuff on the PSN Store are far too high. Day and date launches at more than full price (I’m looking at you, EA) are ridiculous, and Sony’s inability to actually reduce the price of older catalogue titles is baffling. Speaking at the Developer Jury Service, Traveller’s Tales Jon Burton spoke out on the matter – “I own a PSPgo but don’t want to buy LittleBigPlanet, for instance, as I can get it 20 per cent cheaper on UMD from Amazon and could resell it once I’m finished with it” he said.
“But if I download it, I get no discount, and no chance to resell – how annoying is that? I’m betting on Sony making PSPgo games much cheaper than the UMD versions, or the PSPgo will die.” Bold words, but he’s got a point – unless a title’s “on sale” on the PSN, chances are it’s not going to sell to anyone with anything other than a PSPgo because the UMD equivalent will be reduced at retail and then you’ll get 30-50% or so of the price back anyway when you trade it in. Sony have got to realise this, and get those prices down.