Sony is adapting their idea of the PS3 online store, taking it to their handheld games machine, the PSP – in the US at least.
It’s expected that a wide variety of content could be downloaded to it – demos, full games, possibly even music and videos.
With a planned start date of Autumn, or Fall for our US readers, access will be via the handheld’s Wi-Fi, using the Web browser that comes built-in.
It’s not exactly a lightening move, given that the UK release date of the PSP was September 2005 – and that was behind the US and Japan. This was acknowledged by Jack Tretton, Sony Computer Entertainment America president, “I think the advent of a long awaited and quite frankly long overdue ability to deliver a downloadable service for the PSP will help us out a great deal.”