Xperia Play will require repurchase of all PSN content

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If you are a connoisseur of fine old video games then you may have downloaded a lot of old PlayStation 1 games on the PSN already. Now with the Xperia Play announced you may have thought that you were going to be able to transfer all of your already bought PS1 games right into your brand new smartphone. But think again.

It turns out that Sony Ericsson has made it so that the Xperia Play will require you to re-purchase any content that you have already bought. Nathan Vautier spoke out about this feature saying “Xperia Play owners will have to repurchase the games, so it’s not totally integrated.” This is a pretty cheap move as far as content supply goes. Sure the games may not cost as much as your usual retail game but it still could have been handled better so that loyal fans wouldn’t have to pay twice for the content they already own.

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  • v8hilux

    kinda ghey that they’ve done this but then ericsson will wana get a piece of the playstation pie sony’s feeding on.

  • jaypea360

    Just like when they changed from the psp to the psp GO. You had to buy everything all over again. Blatant rip off and sleazy tactics if you ask me.

    Now its happening all over again with the Xperia Play. Anybody notice a pattern here?

  • v8hilux

    it’s the way of the future, they’ve removed backwards compatibility in the consoles to milk the DL market.

    • jaypea360

      Backwards compatible is playing games from a previous console on a new updated console.You essentially have to buy the same game twice in this case if you already own it and want to play on the Xperia Phone.

      Why on earth would people want to buy a game more than once, unless it is for a different platform altogether. The psp, psp go and now this Xperia phone are essentially the same platform.

      • v8hilux

        yeah i know :p i mean that’s obviously one of the contributing factors behind not making the consoles backwards compatible. lets chuck em online to dl at discounted prices and milk a few more pennies out of everyone. personally i never got why people would buy a dvd/blu ray of a film then go and by the lil diskette for the psp’s/

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