For Immediate Release
This November sees the launch of PLAYSTATION Store for PC at http://store.playstation.com. It’s the answer to every PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) owner’s dreams: an all new website that, similarly to PLAYSTATION Store on PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™), brings together in one place all the great PSP content– and, this time, makes it available from your PC. Access to the site is completely free*, with no purchase necessary and no subscription required, leaving you to enjoy PLAYSTATION Store when and how you like.
The site goes live on November 20– and it launches packed with content. You’ll find exclusive full game downloads including Beats™ and Go! Puzzle™ - titles for PSP only available on PLAYSTATION Store for PC. You’ll find downloadable versions of existing PSP games such as B-Boy™ and Fired Up™ as well as a range of downloadable PS one® classic titles that includes some longstanding favourites– think WipEout® and Crash Bandicoot™. There are also brand new playable demos like the breathtaking WipEout® Pulse and Syphon Filter™: Logan’s Shadow as well as trailers for forthcoming PSP titles– so you can try your hand at new games as well as watching what’s in store for the future. As if that wasn’t enough you can download cool music content and keep up to date with new and upcoming bands.
Managing your money becomes easy: payment will work in the same way as PLAYSTATION Store on PS3. If you’ve already registered with PLAYSTATION Network via PS3, your login details will remain the same for PLAYSTATION Store on PC– so there’s no need to register again! You can even manage your PLAYSTATION Network account via your PC– topping up the funds in your wallet, editing your personal profile or managing your friends list.
Overleaf are a few of the things you can expect to find when PLAYSTATION Store for PC goes live on 20th November at http://store.playstation.com.
- <*> Check out hot exclusive PLAYSTATION Network full games *>
http://store.playstation.com launches with a raft of exclusive PLAYSTATION Network titles, only downloadable via PLAYSTATION Store. Log on now to enjoy exclusive full downloadable games for your PSP.
Interact with your favourite music tracks on the move with Beats™ - an exclusive title featuring an addictive rhythm action game and a‘Jamming’ composer feature. There’s also Go! Puzzle™: three highly original puzzle games that you can play on your own or with friends.
- <*> Revisit your favourite PSP games *>
Some of the best-loved PSP titles released on UMD™ (Universal Media Disc) are now available to download from PLAYSTATION Store for PC. So if you didn’t get your hands on them first time around, now’s your chance.
Get your Sudoku fix wherever and whenever you want with Go! Sudoku– an interactive Sudoku experience with 1,000 puzzles, multiplayer modes, and more. If dancing is your thing, check out B-Boy™, a breakdancing game in which players take to the floor to battle real-life breaking legend Crazy Legs. Or, if you feel like combat, there’s a cutthroat world of high-octane vehicles, big guns and even bigger explosions awaiting you in Fired Up™, where a valiant team of resistance fighters need a hero to turn the tide of battle in their favour.
- <*> Classic PS one® games *>
Whether you’re taking a trip down memory lane or discovering these games for the first time, you’ll love the selection of PS one classics we’ve got in the Store for you. There’s hyperactive island-hopper Crash Bandicoot®, sword-and-sorcery high jinks with skeleton knight Sir Dan Fortescue in Medievil™, futuristic, no-holds-barred anti-gravity racing in WipEout® and much, much more. Looking back has never been so much fun.
- <*> Free playable demos *>
Want to play the hottest new PSP titles before you buy them? You need to check out the free playable demos in the Store. Try your hand at anti-terrorist espionage in Syphon Filter™: Logan’s Shadow, race adrenaline-fuelled anti-gravity tracks at 600 kmh in WipEout® Pulse and lead a batch of bouncing, rolling creatures through amazing environments in LocoRoco™. Remember– it’s all free, so download a playable demo today.
- <*> Game trailers *>
For exclusive previews of what’s coming out on PSP, you need look no further than the Store, where we’re launching with a host of new game trailers on the site and with more to follow. To check out forthcoming titles like crime-fighter Pursuit Force™: Extreme Justice, military simulation SOCOM™: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike or mythological rampage God of War™: Chains of Olympus, just head to the Store right away.
Getting online and registering for your first downloads is easy– just visit http://store.playstation.com and follow the on-screen instructions. You’ll need to download a small application; then, it’s jut a case of connecting your PSP to your PC via a USB cable, and choosing the content you want. With so much on offer, choosing could take a while!
For more information, please contact your local PR manager.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd as of 3rd July 2007
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PLAYSTATION®3, PlayStation®2 and PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) software and hardware in 102 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories. Since the launch of PLAYSTATION 3 in Europe on 23 March 2007 and the end of March 2007 over 1.6 million units have been shipped across the SCEE territories, over 5.5 million globally. Between its European debut on 24th November 2000 and the end of March 2007, over 44 million PlayStation 2 consoles have been shipped across the SCEE territories, over 117 million worldwide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history. Between its European debut on 1st September 2005 and the end of March 2007, over 8.8 million PSP systems have been shipped across the SCEE territories, with over 25 million shipped worldwide since its Japanese launch in December 2004.
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