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Sony launches Playstation download service for PS3 and PSP

Discussion in 'News' started by Darksaber, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. Darksaber

    Darksaber W1zzard's Sidekick Staff Member

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    Sony has started offering old Playstation games for download to Playstation 3 owners. These games are meant for the PSP, so you need to own both to take advantage of this offer. Games cost $5.99 and can be downloaded from the PlayStation Store accessed through the Playstation 3. The current games offered are: Cool Boarders, Crash Bandicoot, Hot Shots Golf 2, Syphon Filter and Tekken 2. Sony will release another wave of games later this month.

    Source: DailyTech
     
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    I wonder if these will end up on the internet. If they are meant for the PSP, then we shouldn't require any other software or firmware fixes I hope. That would be sweet.

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    This is stupid for 3 reasons:

    1. You need a 600$ mediator to get old PS1 games to the PSP.
    2. Most ppl already own those games, and dont want to buy them a second time.
    3. You can download almost every PS1 game off the internet, however no one but the intelligent homebrew society knows this.
     
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    true but the games arnt too expensive i guess its obvious whats gna happen tho kinda dumb because u have to own a ps3 as well
     
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    The only good thing i see in this deal is the price of the downloads especially when compared to the nintendo prices, no doubt some people will buy a psp just to use these games and no doubt this is what mr sony is hoping
     
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    Going throught the PS3 is only a temporary solution from what I have read. Eventually sony wants to make the service independent of the PS3, so all you need is a PSP.

    I know I would probably download a few classics to replay them, especially at only $5.99. I would love to have FFVII on my PSP.

    I am not really into the homebrew/illegal methods since I like to actually play my PSP games which require I have a semi-updated firmware.
     
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