Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational PS Vita Game Requires Online Pass


Posted December 29, 2011 - By Adam Rosenberg

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Hot Shots Golf Vita

C'mon, you HAD to know this was coming. Online Pass tokens are all the rage this year among video game publishers thanks to their used game market-defeating ways. We've already seen a policy instated for Sony's PlayStation 3 games, so is anyone really surprised to learn now that the same will apply to Vita games as well?

After giving Minna no Golf 6 (releasing in the U.S. as Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational) a look, Destructoid learned that an Online Play Ticket would be required for the multiplayer portion of the game. Retail copies of the game will be packaged with the code while the cheaper, download-only versions available from the PlayStation Store will require a separate Online Play Ticket purchase, priced right now at 900 yen (roughly $11.50-- so probably $10 in the U.S.).

The pricing of the retail game versus the pricing of the download plus the play ticket comes to the same amount. So much for PS Store downloads being cheaper than their retail counterparts, eh?

Source: Destructoid

Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational PS Vita Game Requires Online Pass