Sony is primed and ready to unleash the newest in their portable gaming line, the PSPgo next week, but will offer no UMD solution for early adopters according to statements made at the Tokyo Game Show this week.

The PSPgo, the worst kept secret of E3 2009, has no UMD drive, and will instead rely 100% on digital downloads, a move that has lead some retail outlets to not even carry the thing.

It's freakin' tiny

It's freakin' tiny

Sony is offering a rewards program for European regions though. There, gamers can download three titles, of 17 total, at no charge. The list includes Resistance: Retribution, Patapon, and Wipeout Pure.

However, the rest of us, in North America, will not enjoy any such luxury.

“We have a dual platform strategy,” the rep said. “PSPgo is the latest offering in our portable entertainment products targeted for the digitally savvy and early adopters who are looking for an easy way to experience entertainment and a wide variety of digital content.”

“We will continue to be committed to our existing PSP users by offering over 16,000 pieces of digital content including games, mini’s, movies, television shows and SensMe, the new music application as well as UMDs,” the rep added.

So if you’ve amassed a robust library of disc-based PSP games and were hoping to recieve a voucher to download each, sorry, doesn’t look like it’s happening.

The PSPgo goes on sale October 1 priced at $249.99

via IGN

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