Patapon 2 Will Be A Digital Download In The USA.

Apparently it's not out in the USA yet - in fact it's not out for a whole month - but when it does land it's going to be a download only product. Sony plan on making the game download only as a "one time test case".
"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. "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."</blockquote>

We know a few American's who are a little upset over this ("I want the game in my collection blah blah"). While this definitely re-establishes the possibility of a download-only PSP in the future, we must admit to being a little surprised that Sony USA would wait so long to test out PSP digital-downloads if the rumours are to be believed, and the UMD-less PSP will be available this Christmas.