This has been a while in coming … since the launch of the PSP Go I have been annoyed that many games are coming out on UMD but not on the PSN Store, and many that DO come out are a few days or even a couple of weeks later. Certainly none of them are on sale, whereas Amazon had the wonderful new Half Minute Hero for 1/3 off the other day! Of course, that game also took 2 weeks to transition from UMD to PSN after release. OK … but those are all third party games and Sony has to negotiate with publishers to get them to release digital copies.
But today I discovered the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’ … Sony’s own gem LittleBigPlanet is now available in UMD, but not on the PSN Store! Check out this message on the Playstation blog:
Today on the blog we informed readers that LBP PSP is not currently available on the PlayStation Store (link below). The goal is to have titles available on the PS Store and at retail on the same day, and that is usually the case. We’re aware LBP isn’t on the PS Store just yet, and are working on solving that as we speak. This is also affecting our distribution of voucher codes for media, which I realize is a huge inconvenience. We appreciate your patience and will provide an update as soon as we can. http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/11/littlebigplanet-goes-portable/
I will be finishing up my long-term review of the PSP Go in the next few days, but I think it is clear that game availability is a major pet peeve of mine!
Source: Ars Technica