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PlayStation Store for PSP coming to Japan

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Oct 2008 17:16 User comments (5)

PlayStation Store for PSP coming to Japan Sony has confirmed that it will be giving Japanese PSP users direct access to the PlayStation Store via the handheld's built-in Wi-Fi connection.
Beginning on October 15th, users will be able to use the store to purchase and download any game that would normally only be available on UMD from that point forward. The downloads will have faster loading times and get rid of the need to carry around the physical UMD.

There will also be add-ons and in-game items available from the store for current games as well as future games.

No word was given on whether users could download movies or music but the company did promise "more network services" for the handheld by the end of 2008.

There was no word on European or North American launches but it is safe to say we will see the update at some point.

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5 user comments

111.10.2008 18:12

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The downloads will have slower loading times
Don't you mean lower loading times (faster loading)
Just wondering

211.10.2008 18:22

Quote:
Quote:
The downloads will have slower loading times
Don't you mean lower loading times (faster loading)
Just wondering
Typo corrected, thanks :)

311.10.2008 18:31

Your welcome, we are all human ;)

Hope they expand coverage to the rest of the world, this looks interesting

413.10.2008 5:35

This is great news! Up until now, I had to connect my PSP to my PS3 in order to be able to download certain demos, games, themes or wallpapers.

Being able to directly download those will make life a bit easier.

I'm even more psyched about the upcoming add-ons for games ... something that already exists for PS3 games but is new to PSP games. Being able to download extra content (levels, characters, etc) will only help to prolong the lifetime of my favorite games.

515.10.2008 14:14

A little too late maybe? Well, it still beats connection to PS3 to get the PSP related items.

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