Sony’s PlayStation Store is not doing so great right now, when compared to the overcrowded Xbox Live, but we’re bound to see a change in the near future. Starting 2008 the PSN will be available on the PSP and PC, allowing gamers to access the latest games and transfer them to their
favorite consoles. 7 brand new PSP titles have also been announced and they’ll be made available via the new network.
These downloadable games include three action titles, two musical titles, a racing title and a shooter, suiting every gamer’s tastes. If you own a PSP, you’ll be able to access the new content with the aid of a Wi-Fi connection or through your PC connected via USB. Keep in mind that the new titles will be shorter than the usual UMD games, but we’ve seen blockbusters ranking high in game reviews, although they only took up 200MB of storage space.
US gamers might get a surprise for Christmas, as the PC compatible version of the PSN will become active this winter. Care to guess what those 7 titles are? I’m hoping for Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep demo, or a brand new Ridge Racer, although I won’t be surprised to see NFS ProStreet surfacing on the PSP this winter. Sony’s finally doing something to catch up with the Xbox Live and the Wii’s similar service, but as long as there’s no daily update and the lag’s omnipresent, the PSN will still be number 2… or even 3.
Seems that producers have abandoned the PS3 for now, as more and more PSP titles are getting ready to surface, confirming the success of the Slim version. Where would Sony be right now without its treasured portable gaming device? Let’s just hope that the profit made through the Slim/Lite PSP sales makes up for the losses caused by the gigantic PlayStation 3.