Persona And Catherine Art Books Digitized For PS3

By Spencer . November 29, 2012 . 1:15am


Here’s a cool use of the PlayView app Sony made and hasn’t talked much about. The PlayStation 3 eBook reader now has digital copies of the Persona 4 Official Art Book, Shigenori Soejima Art Works 2004-2010, and Catherine Official Visual & Scenario Collection ♀VENUS☆MODE♂.


While having the Catherine guide on your coffee table would probably be an… interesting conversation piece, digital PS3 copies are much cheaper to import.


Shigenori Soejima Art Works 2004-2010 – 1,400 yen

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Persona 4 Official Art Book – 1,200 yen

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Catherine Official Visual & Scenario Collection ♀VENUS☆MODE♂ – 1,260 yen

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  • Toxik Berry

    is this app and art books only avaliable for PSN japan? never seen an app like that on psn us :( i SO want this

    • Detrimont

      i think everyone does

    • Kevadu

      Fortunately the PS3 is region-free.

  • badmoogle

    This is a great feature!I’d love to get some art books in my EU PSN store.

  • That… is really bloody awesome. While I do like having an actual book, I always have to mind the possible wear and tear, as well as storage space. Digital books won’t have that problem, at the cost of being confined to a large device and screen.

    But beyond the respective pros and cons, the price is really great, so I hope more art books – or books in general – join the library in the future.

  • D-Rev

    This is pretty cool.
    I would get them, but seeing as I have both of these books on my bookshelf…I don’t think I would go an buy a digital version of them.

  • love it, but would honestly work that much better on a retina ipad!

  • Oltheros

    That’s pretty cool. From a collecting standpoint, obviously nothing beats the physical thing, but these could look great on a nice big HDTV.

    What if Udon did somthing like this for the US store?

  • Himiko

    I’m definitely getting the Catherine one.

  • brandon001

    None for you America!!

  • Why the hell would you want a digital artbook you can only view on your TV, thats just…wow. This is dumb.

    • Jesse Thompson

      I’m right there with ya Arla, while I usually gobble up anything Persona or by Atlus. I can honestly say I will never sit in front of my TV and just…look…at these digital images. There is way too much else to play/do these days. I buy the artbooks for collection purposes, and yes, they make great conversation pieces.

  • 9thsage

    What? Why would you want to read an eBook on your TV? Sounds like an awful way to read it, at least to me.

    • Internet browsing also involves lots of text-reading and picture-staring, and people don’t mind using their TVs for that. I believe this is no different :-)

  • Tianyu Wei

    Not to mention these could probably be of great source materials for awesome wall papers.

  • Maia Kasoya

    I’ve seen some pictures of the pages of the Catherine Art Book on the Catherine Wiki, and in terms of the English, there are quite a bit of errors… Like the .hack//G.U. concept book.

  • Zenthos

    Ah! The reward for being a ps3 owner!

  • YourAshyAss_Elbows

    wtf.. .just get a regular copy of each book. lol.

  • Alexandra Cordes

    Want. -w-

  • drexxia

    now that’s an art i can look at eternally, deserves a second buy too

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