Yesterday, I was sitting there thinking, and I realised something. The Smeg Outs UMD release was planned for release in time for Christmas – but I couldn’t see it listed anywhere. A quick check with Andrew on the Webboard revealed that it has actually been cancelled. At the time of the Smeg Ups release I said “I suppose sales will be the ultimate judge of whether the release was worth doing or not” – clearly, the answer was not. Maybe people were too busy buying releases like this.
The faliure of the format is honestly not that surprising. With puter games, there has always been a market for different systems – but this just isn’t really the case for video formats. On the other hand, even though I’ll never own a PSP and will probably never own the UMD Smeg Ups release, the anal part of me makes this unfinished business really irritating.