- Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has confirmed
that the PS Store for PSP will officially launch on October 15, 2008 coinciding with PSP Firmware Update 5.0.
The update will add an XMB icon which will allow users to access the PlayStation Store directly from their PSP consoles. Sony will then begin offering downloadable UMD-based titles on the same day as their retail release.
In related news, IGN
has made available the first PlayStation Store for PSP screens along with a description on how you use the store.
To quote: Users will need to connect directly to PlayStation Network from PSP via Wi-Fi connection, and then register for a PlayStation Network account to access the PlayStation Store on the XMBTM (XrossMediaBar) of PSP. PlayStation Network account for PS3/ PC can also be used.
Press Release: PLAYSTATION®STORE FOR PSP® (PLAYSTATION®PORTABLE)
TO BECOME AVAILABLE ON OCTOBER 15TH
Users Can Access Directly to PlayStation Store from PSP with over 250 Downloadable Content and Services
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. responsible for business operations in Japan, announced today that it would open PlayStation®Store for PSP®...