The PSP Store is not only offering original downloadable content, such as beats
and Syphon Filter: Combat Ops
. It's providing archived UMD games, such as Wipeout Pure
. Darren Carris spoke to GI.biz
about how the Store and UMD games will intermingle: "I don't think that this would give us any cause for concern over UMD, I think they sit very well together. When you talk about the more casual games, pick-up-and-play games, you would definitely want to put them through the Store rather than have disc production, in to retail, and so on."
Thankfully, the PSP Store has no size limit, and some games are already topping 1GB. However, future downloadable games may not have all the features of their UMD counterparts. "Full titles won't necessarily include all content found on the corresponding retail UMD," the article notes.