There’s been a lot of talk about Sony going digital, releasing games over the internet and putting them up for downloads instead of going on CD’s and UMD’s. This has been the speculation for the Playstation 4, or whatever succeeds the Playstation 3. Well, Sony is doing a test for the Digital download of this game.
Sony reps have confirmed there aren’t any plans to release Patapon 2 on UMD, at the moment. They call this decision a “one time case”. The will be up for grabs, download only, retail in the Playstation Store.
“We’re considering a digital only format for the Patapon 2 release as a one time test case as we continue to explore consumer preferences for digital content,” reads the statement by Patrick Seybold, Senior Director of Corperate Communications at SCEA. “The downloadable game will be available on May 5th at both retail and via the PlayStation Store. We remain focused on providing superior games and entertainment experiences in both the UMD and digital formats and are working closely with our partners to deliver the best PSP line up in our history.”