Sony announces list of 10 free games for new PSP owners

Sony has released the list of ten games to be given away free to new owners of its handheld entertainment device, the PSPgo, with a combined total value of €245.

The promotion, which starts on June 9, applies to European PSPgo units bought after April 1, 2010 which are then registered on the European PlayStation Network store.

Games for the PSPgo are available via digital download only, meaning that discs are not used to play games or movies, unlike previous models in the PSP line. Rather, the titles are obtained from the PlayStation Store and then stored on the machine.

The PGPgo itself is generally available from €200 to €245, depending on region and retailer, but can be found new for around €180.

Of the ten titles picked as part of the offer, LittleBigPlanet, WipEout Pure and Vice City Stories are among the console's top 20 games according to both Metacritic and Game Rankings.

The obvious duffer of the group appears to be Avatar: The Game, a tie-in to James Cameron's 2009 movie.

From the rest, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is both the newest and most topical, as the soccer tournament starts on June 11.

The Electronic Entertainment Expo starts on June 14, and while Sony is guaranteed to make further announcements regarding 3D technology and motion-controlled gaming, it may prove too soon for official news regarding a successor to the PSP.

Games included in the '10 Game Promo':

1. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, €30 (68 / 74)
2. Assassins Creed: Bloodlines, €30 (63 / 64)
3. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, €20 (86 / 85)
4. Gran Turismo PSP, €20 (74 / 74)
5. James Cameron's AVATAR: The Game, €20 (- / 39)
6. LittleBigPlanet PSP, €30 (87 / 88)
7. MotorStorm: Arctic Edge, €30 (79 / 81)
8. Need For Speed Shift, €20 (69 / 70)
9. Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice, €15 (73 / 75)
10. WipEout Pure, €20 (88 / 88)

Price quoted is the standard retail price for a disc version of the game.
Average review scores according to Metacritic / Game Rankings are shown in brackets.

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