never let it be said that sony is afraid of a clusterfuck. as we all know, the psp was great. for those of you just getting a clue, i will sum things up. the psp wasn’t perfect, but it had a lot of heart and everyone loved it. so when sony announced another psp, gamers were, to put it mildly, wickedly pumped. then the psp go hit the market, and it was like that guy who laughs uncontrollably at a funeral: awkward and eventually shunned.
sony had various takes on it. sometimes they bemoaned the average consumer’s woeful lack of taste. sometimes, they were just all ‘fuck it. we ROCK’. lately, they’ve been pretending they ‘meant to do it’. their european counterpart spent a lot of time looking reporters in the face while seriously telling them the pspgo was actually just a marketing experiment. yeah. they wanted to see ‘what their consumers wanted’. their consumers don’t want shit, or have their investment in games ruined, but they glossed over a lot of facts.
recently, they vowed to ‘not give up on the pspgo‘. this desperate ploy is likely a reaction to apple’s extreme sales tactics. we will talk about this later, but suffice to say there is naughty behaviour afoot. if you don’t have an apple device, a black-clad squad will come to your house in the middle of the night and beat you up til the wee hours of the morning. they will then force you to go out and buy something apple-related. maybe i am making this up. maybe i am not. maybe vegans are weird and we shouldn’t trust them. there’s a lot of questions.
anyway. sony is now giving – yes! – giving away content. sony plans to give away pspgo games. i believe this works for canada, but not sure. i am still too stunned by the whole ‘sony + free’ in the same sentence.