So it's the 1st of September and the PSP is launched in the UK.
Being that i've had my PSP since April I though't i'd trade some of my US games as the PSP is multi region. So I put the games in my bag, as well as the PSP and made my way to the broadway.
My journey started at ASDA, thinking that they do games a tad cheaper then most places I thought i'd pop in there and see what they had.
To my suprise they had absolutly nothing as I was walking out I heard one of the store workers on the phone saying "that's just how SONY operate sir, unfortunatly we've been under allocated" She then said to a colleague that "I cant believe they've only sent 5 thats pathetic"
I then made a mission up to MVC to see what they had and again was disappointed, They had a shed load of empty psp boxes and above that a few UMD DVDs, no sign of games or accessories so I walked straight out.
Off to Woolworths, finally someone has something, had a quick look and they had units, thier own third party accessories and the majority of the launch titles, they had an offer that if you buy a title you can get a 512 memory card for £29.99, was parcially impressed but still carried on.
Went on to HMV and saw they had a fair amount of UMD Movies at £17.99 as well as launch titles, units and again third party accessories. Still knowing Game was gonna be my last stop I made my way down to Game.
Off to Game, as i get there they have a huge amount of third party accessories, as well as all the launch titles, whilst browsing I saw that they had 1gig memory cards for an amazing £107.99! (note the sarcasm).
Anyhow I picked up Virtua Tennis and some UMD holders and went to que up. I overheard the cashier telling customers that value packs were sold out and only units were left instock. As I got to the checkout the manager was there talking to the staff and he said that Game in Lakeside sold 93 Units in 1 hour and made a staggering £23,000 in that hour! I then said "f*cking hell" out loud and both the manager and cashier said the same lol.
As I handed over Virtua Tennis and the UMD cases I asked the cashier about the US Games i wanted to trade and he said "we cant accept those" I graciously said "ok no problem" took my game and left.
I then made my way home wondering if the game will work on my PSP as I know UK games require firmware 1.52 to work and im running 1.5.
So I got home opened Virtua Tennis and put it in, the splash screen loaded and I clicked X and was greeted with a nice skyblue screen telling me "you must update your software".
Being that i'm on 1.5 and can run WABs version changer I got around this very easily and was playing the game within minutes.
Its not a bad game but nothing great either, i'll be taking it back tomorrow to get the official F1 game as that looks the shizzle but I was always a fan of Virtua Tennis on the DreamCast but it seems the game hasnt changed in 5 years...
I've managed to backup my collection as well onto the Memory Stick for "backup purposes" I know we dont condone piracy or backup utilities here at PSPUpdates but "FarstLooda" works well.