Sony plans PSP re-releases for NGP

Sony NGP

Sony’s follow up to the PSP, codenamed NGP, was officially revealed last week. But unlike the company’s original handheld, the NGP will have no UMD drive at all.

A large portion of the PSP’s library of games are UMD-only, meaning the NGP would be unable to play those titles. But Sony is working on a solution to the problem.

The handheld manufacturer has stated that it is currently working with third parties to re-release past PSP games on the PlayStation Store. In addition to the downloadable front there are plans to also re-release some PSP games on the NGP’s new card-based format.

The company did add that not all PSP titles will be getting the update though due to rights issues.

The PSP Go does not contain a UMD drive either, so this isn’t entirely new territory for Sony. They have re-released PSP titles on PSN in the past for that platform, so hopefully the transition to the NGP is a smooth one.



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