Korean Airline Uses PSPgo For In Flight Entertainment

By Spencer . January 14, 2010 . 3:08pm

imageMost airlines lend, sometimes for a price, headphones to watch in-flight movies. Jin Air, a no-frills subsidiary of Korean Air, lends PSPgos.


The South Korean based airline announced a PSPgo rental service for flights out of Incheon. Passengers can borrow a 16GB PSPgo for 4,000 won ($3.50). What’s loaded on it? The press release mentions games and Minis, but doesn’t specify titles. Sony Computer Entertainment Korea publishes a bunch of stuff they could put on it like Patapon, LocoRoco: Midnight Carnival, and Persona 3 Portable which is fully translated with hangul.

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  • Chow

    That was a surprise, seeing an RPG on the list. How are passengers expected to get anywhere in that game given a few hours of flight?

    • cookie15

      The point of this is to entice you into buying a PSPGo with such games, not to let you beat the entire game in one flight sitting.

      This fresh way of advertising the PSPGo is welcomed in my opinion. At least it’s decent entertainment compared to airline movies/games.

      I was wondering if they would let you turn wifi on. You could potentially have LAN gaming in air!

      • Chow

        Yeah, I just figured a more “arcade”-like experience would’ve been better, though I guess seeing the beginning of an RPG might entice people to actually go out and get it.

        Well, not “out”, but download.

  • JeremyR

    So they have Minis in Korea? They apparently don’t in Japan (a few minis have apparently been released as regular downloadable games), I thought that maybe extended to all of Asia (but then I guess Asia is handled separately from Japan?).

  • I like this idea but the PSP’s battery life worries me. Onboard charging perhaps?

  • Well, I suppose you’re already paying for cramped seats, why not give your fingers a cramp? It cannot be any worse than the video game remote system they already use on some planes. Those things rarely ever worked.

  • James

    In reply to ashgail.

    I live in Korea, and JIN Air is a very small airline flying short routes. You won’t have to worry about it dying.

    Most people won’t even want to pay the 4000W (the cost of a cheap meal) to play on <1 hour flights.

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