November 20 2007
Sony Computer Entertainment America Unveils PLAYSTATION®Store For The PC, Expanding PLAYSTATION®Network Online Entertainment To PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Users
PLAYSTATION®Store for the PC Marks Evolutionary Step in PLAYSTATION®Network, Providing Access for PSP™ Users Via the Internet
FOSTER CITY , Calif., Nov. 20, 2007 – Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today unveiled PLAYSTATION®Store for the PC in North America, enabling PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) users to access PLAYSTATION®Network games, video content and services over the Internet through a personal computer at http://store.playstation.com. This new free service allows users to establish a PLAYSTATION Network™ account, download free content or purchase content directly from the PLAYSTATION Store for the PC to their PSP™ without the use of PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™).
Through the PLAYSTATION Store for the PC, PSP™ users can now download classic PlayStation® game titles as well as all-new PSP™ titles only available from the PLAYSTATION Store. Available immediately, f ull-game downloadable content exclusively available on PLAYSTATION Store for the PC include titles such as Syphon Filter®: Combat Ops. Users can also download existing PSP™ games such as Gangs of London™ and WipEout® Pure, as well PS one® classic titles including favorites such as JetMoto ® and Crash Bandicoot®. In addition, trailers for forthcoming titles , add-on game items, promotional videos and themes for PSP™ that allow users to customize their PSP™ menu color, background and icons of XMB™(XrossMediaBar) will be available through the PLAYSTATION Store for the PC.
Through PLAYSTATION Store for the PC web site, PSP™ users will be able to establish and use their PLAYSTATION Network™ accounts and “virtual wallets” for PLAYSTATION Network™, providing a seamless online commerce experience on both PS3™ and the PC. In addition, users who already have a PLAYSTATION Network™ account can use their existing username and password to log in to the PLATSTATION Store for the PC.
“The library of innovative, downloadable games, videos and entertainment content available through the PLAYSTATION Store provides a new way for PSP™ owners to get content and demonstrates the continued evolution of PLAYSTATION Network™,” said Peter Dille, Senior Vice-President, Marketing and PLAYSTATION Network™, SCEA. “PLAYSTATION Store for the PC will give the millions of PSP™ users who do not yet own a PS3™ access to PLAYSTATION Network™, and enhance the online entertainment experience for users who own both a PSP™ and PS3™ whether they are at home or on the road.”
Exclusive PLAYSTATION Store tiles for PSP™
Check out the exclusive PSP™ games from the PLAYSTATION Store including Syphon Filter: Combat Ops (US$9.99), the latest addition to the Syphon Filter® franchise.
Play PSP™ UMD games
Play some of your favorite PSP™ games without the UMD™ (Universal Media Disc), exclusively available from the PLAYSTATION Store, including WipEout Pure, an adrenaline-filled racing action game, and Gangs of London, part of the hit franchise The Getaway.
Classic PS one games for PSP™
Now you can bring your favorite PS one games, from the original Crash Bandicoot® to Hot Shots Golf® 2, on your PSP™ by simply downloading them directly to your PSP™ from PLAYSTATION Store. It has never been easier than now to play your favorite games across all PlayStation platforms.
Download free PSP™ playable demos and trailers
Download the latest PSP™ demos from PLAYSTATION Store for the PC including the anti-terrorist thriller, Syphon Filter®: Logan’s Shadow, and SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike, the latest addition to the popular SOCOM gaming franchise. At no cost, you can check out the latest PSP™ games today before you decide to buy them tomorrow. Check out exclusive previews of upcoming games for PSP™ including game trailers for exclusive PLAYSTATION Store titles such as Beats, an enthralling rhythm action game based on the PSP™ owner’s music collection.
About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the ground-breaking PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, and its online and network services the PLAYSTATION®Network and PLAYSTATION®Store.
Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets, and distributes software for the PS one game console, the PlayStation 2™ computer entertainment system, the PSP™ system and the PS3™ system for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
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