Overnight Official Sony PSP Firmware 2.5 went live which includes direct access to the PlayStation Store and a handful of other updates. Aside from digital re-releases I’m not sure how Sony Computer Entertainment America plans to take advantage of the feature, but Sony Computer Entertainment Japan is making a huge push towards digital downloads. Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida or2, a retail PSP game, will be released on the store for about $10 cheaper. SCEJ plans to release all of their first party games as direct downloads on the same day they launch at stores. To lure users into the digital download era Sony Computer Entertainment put up Mainchi Issho Portable on the PSP PlayStation Store for free. All you need is a Japanese PlayStation Network account to get access to it and other goodies like the Prinny demo.
Mainichi Issho Portable features Toro, the Sony cat, in a collection of mini-games and ToroStation news broadcasts. Of course all of the content is in Japanese, but it’s still a neat toy to mess around with.
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