The PSVITA launched in Europe and the US in February 2012 (unfortunately missing a very popular Christmas release). With horsepower far beyond the 3DS and media features that truly make it the little brother to the PS3, we still see the PSVITA giving the DS a good fight. It simply has too much gaming potential. Don’t forget to check out our pre owned PS VITA games. We buy and sell!
PSVITA games you should already have….for FREE!
When Sony’s PSN came crashing down due to a security breach, Sony apologised to us gamers by offering us a very generous welcome back package. FREE PS3 retail games, PSN Exclusives and PlayStation Plus memberships were given away, but did you give a thought to your future PSVITA?
Four PSP games were given away within Sony’s Welcome Back Package. Remember, all of these games can be played on the PSVITA. So if you didn’t even have a PSP, you could actually download some FREE PSVITA games ready for launch!
Amongst the excitement of downloading our FREE PSVITA games, we did notice something very strange with the UK and US PSN websites. The US PSN clearly had a clickable graphic image for both free Welcome Back PS3 and PSP games. However, the UK store only displayed the PS3 Welcome Back graphics. This meant that if you were in the UK and didn’t currently own a PSP, you couldn’t download your FREE PSP games for later use on your shiny new PSVITA.
BUT…if you had a US account, you could easily sign-in and download your FREE PSVITA-ready games. We grabbed Killzone:Liberation and the awesome Pursuit Force. We were especially delighted with the US version of Pursuit Force, as the UK release had NO CHECKPOINTS throughout the levels. This meant if you died close to the end of a stage, you had to go right back to the very beginning and start over. It was a silly decision that potentially jeopardised sales of a superbly designed PSP game.
Thankfully we now have the US version (that HAS checkpoints throughout). So if you’re a UK customer and are wanting to purchase Pursuit Force, we recommend signing up for a US PSN account and downloading their optimised version.
If you’re currently trying to play the UK version and are getting frustrated, simply sell it to your local shop or bung it up on eBay. Then use that money to buy the budget priced US download version. Job done!