Those UK kids get all the cool PSP stuff. Not only did they get Loco Roco and Pursuit Force before the rest of the world, they also have both the white and black PSP (and DS). Now, they're getting PlayStation Spot making America one of the last places to get these download kiosks. With Spot, PSP owners can walk into participating locations and get free music, videos and game demos downloaded to their systems. Participanting locations in the UK include Gamestation in Edinburgh and Birmingham, HMV and GAME in London and Virgin in Leeds, starting July 28th. Full details, and an interesting commercial, can be acquired on the official site.
Now, when is America going to get the Spot?!
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
7-26-2006 @ 1:08PM
It IS getting a little irritating that the USA market is being consistently snubbed by Sony... No White PSP, last to get the basic pack at $199, and now this.
7-26-2006 @ 2:31PM
dude i want a white psp
7-26-2006 @ 5:15PM
Why do we even need the PS Spot? They could just as easily add the demos to the PSP site that PSP's connect to on Wi-Fi start up. They could do worldwide updates no problem and not have to rely on the store employees to upkeep the station. The DS needs the download station because it can't surf the net. (Quite yet)
7-26-2006 @ 8:48PM
Does anyone feel that this is possibly another sony attempt at "copying" another console? i.e. DS Download Station. Lol I love my PSP though i don't need the download station!!
7-26-2006 @ 9:27PM
Totally agree with John. What's the point of all this? I hated the stupid kiosk idea with the DS, especially now that it has a browser, and this PSP Spot is even dumber, since the PSP came out with a browser on the console first. Is this just some idiotic exec's self indulgence?!
7-26-2006 @ 9:49PM
Technically, the DS will always need a download station, because it's not (planned to) ship with a browser integrated. That, and the Opera browser doesn't support downloads.
A kiosk just drums up interest, shows people some clips and keeps the 'presence' in a mall or other public area. Think of it as an interactive billboard. It's not exactly the same as finding an unsecured WiFi hotspot, because it's offering stuff directly. There used to be PalmOS PDA hotspots of sorts at the Metreon in SF where you just put your IR port up and got movie clips and game downloads. Nothing you couldn't get online, of course, but it's the novelty factor.
7-26-2006 @ 9:59PM
Andrew Yoon said...
I think the Spot is a great idea. I love downloading demos and movies on my DS, and to be able to do the same on the PSP is even better. C'mon... can we really complain about getting something for free?
7-27-2006 @ 1:04AM
I would like to know why we keep getting looked over. I would love a white PSP I think they look alot better and they wouldn't show smudges and dirt as much as the black one I own. Now we will probably never see this playstation spot thing in america, but I do agree with John that it would be better if we could just download it directly from the site. I mean who wants to drive somewhere when you can do it at home with your PC or just use your PSP to do it. I think Sony needs to start paying attention to America or there gonna lose more people who are already on the outs with the PSP than they have lost already.