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Music store headed to PSP?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 May 2009 0:57 User comments (2)

Music store headed to PSP? According to a Cnet report, Sony has been speaking to the major record labels in an effort to open a music store for the PlayStation Portable handheld.
There has been no deals struck however, and the talks are still in very early stages, notes the sources.

The legal music download store would be available through the PlayStation Network and would put the gaming device in even closer competition with media players such as the Zune and the iPhone.

Adds Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter:
"This makes total sense that Sony would try to get content for the device. If Sony is smart, they would manage it the same way iTunes has and be device-agnostic. Whatever you get on a Sony site should play on an iPod as well.

"(Sony) should want that but right now you can't download a Sony PSP game to an iPod Touch because the operating system won't allow it. I know I can get music from iTunes to the PSP...It's just a question, but I wonder if Sony will configure the PSP so it would be incompatible with iTunes. They could come up with their own proprietary format for music so that MP3s won't work."

We can only hope that Sony will choose to bring the music in an open format and not in a proprietary format that nobody will pay for.

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2 user comments

122.5.2009 10:28

This is just a waste of time for Sony. I mean if I can get my music in many other ways other than a dedicated PSP download store, then why would I bother. Besides why would I want to pay for music I either have already or that i might like only one song or two and just pay for that one song? I never quite understood that whole concept. And before anyone says so, it is a matter of choice and quality but just the same it is just a waste of time and effort

222.5.2009 13:10

PSP SUCKS big time for listening to music. They cap the volume lower than most mp3s. The only way to break this is to MOD it. If you MOD it, it becomes illegal. If it's illegal..u might as well download your music for FREE !!!

Thanks Sony for making me realize this. I think i'll go hack my PSP now.

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