long-awaited PSP Wi-Fi Store, which allows players to purchase and download content directly on the PSP (without the need for a PC or PS3), will be available this Fall in Japan. Most likely, this will be global simultaneous launch. To commemorate the opening of the new Store, a free downloadable game, Mainichi Issyo Portable, will be available to all.
In addition, Sony has announced that a new feature will allow players to connect their PSP to their PS3 systems and enable a new Infrastructure mode for certain games. For example, Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G will be online-enabled through the PS3. In addition, players will be able to add text and voice chatting capabilities through this service. Additional details will be revealed at a later date.
It looks like Sony isn't falling asleep with the PSP. Let's hope concrete release dates for these services will be available soon.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 2)
9-02-2008 @ 8:44AM
A free downloadable game..... It seems sony are actually trying.....
9-02-2008 @ 8:46AM
Are they gonna translate that game from japanese to english? I downloaded the demo long ago, but couldn't understand word
9-02-2008 @ 9:04AM
the name of the game means "everyday together portable" or something like that....i hope it is as fun as it sounds! :p
9-02-2008 @ 9:18AM
This is how it should have been from the stores launch - 'bout time
9-02-2008 @ 9:19AM
This sounds good and all but with Sony you never know until its out on the PSN. This could get pushed back so many times that people just forget about it like Home and Life with Playstation and so many other things Sony has promised would be out by now and isn't.
9-02-2008 @ 9:36AM
sony boy said...
ah, crap! now i want to buy a ps3!!!
9-02-2008 @ 10:10AM
Finally... it was time for this to already happen:D
9-02-2008 @ 10:40AM
I'm excited about the wifi store, but how about text and voice chat WITHOUT needing to buy a separate 400+ piece of equipment? I don't have a PS3, and have no intention of getting one soon.
9-02-2008 @ 2:52PM
I never intend to own a PS3 so this bit of news is pretty rubbish. Why can't Sony continue to have games developed with the normal infrastructure mode included? It works well enough - and all PSP gamers have access to that through any wireless signal - but by making it work through a PS3 they are excluding so many PSP owners straight away.
I really hope that Sony rethink this one...
The PSN Store on the PSP thing is great news though!
9-02-2008 @ 11:01AM
The game, 'Everyday Together Portable', is literally unplayable without the ability to speak japanese. It's a 'choose what you say' kind of game. Everything is in japanese, so with no idea what your saying, or doing, there is not much point in getting this game.....
But I'm still getting it ^__^
9-02-2008 @ 11:22AM
Cindy "MiWI" said...
I wonder if I will finally be able to buy at PSN Store...
I mean, I live in Brazil. Why the heck I can't buy from PSN Store? It's just sad ._." I don't think it's much trouble for them to allow people from other countries to download demos and buy games from them... nah, let's just give them excuses to use piracy... -_-"
9-02-2008 @ 11:52AM
I'm from Brazil too, and there is a way. :3 All you need is a Visa International. Get yourself a virtual credit card on www.entropay.com and voila \o/
9-02-2008 @ 11:57AM
See my comment below, it was supposed to come as a reply >.
9-02-2008 @ 11:59AM
See my comment below ^^' it was supposed to come out as a reply, not a new post.
9-02-2008 @ 12:09PM
Buggy comment system is buggy.
9-02-2008 @ 1:00PM
My prediction: DELAYED UNTIL 2009!
Let's hope I'm wrong on this though, my PSN Downloader has stopped working and I can't DL games off of the store.
9-02-2008 @ 5:28PM
9-02-2008 @ 7:57PM
Yep, apparently it's been hitting a few people, though no one really knows what's wrong or how to fix it. I've been to the Official PSP forums with no luck, even from the mods.
I'm hoping that it gets released this fall in North America as well.
9-02-2008 @ 11:57PM
Same with me-- my PSN downloader just stopped working out of the blue.
Last time I checked, there was no HELP link at the PSN site... which is moronic. So i phoned Sony Playstation tech support, they told me, "Well, guess you just can't use it then"
9-02-2008 @ 1:26PM
But what's a WiFi store without some decent games for Europe and the US? Please announce some classics Sony!