November 21, 2006 - The Japanese version of Sony's PlayStation Store went quiet following the PS3's 11/11 launch. But things are going to get much more interesting in just a few hours.
Sony has announced final details on the first set of games to be made available for download via the Game Archives section of the store. On 11/22, PS3 owners will be able to download the first batch of PSP-compatible PlayStation titles from the store. Each game is priced at a tax-inclusive price of 525 yen.
Once downloaded to your PS3, you'll then be able to transfer these games to your PSP for play on the go. A PS3 update next year will allow you to play the games on the PS3 as well.
You'll have to make sure your PSP has been updated with version 3.00 firmware. Upgrading to version 3.00 also alows you to take advantage of another PS3 feature: remote play. If you have the 60 Gigabyte PS3 unit, you'll be able to use the PS3 as a local area media player, viewing and listening to all the content on your PS3's hard drive through the portable system. The PS3 will be upgraded next year to allow for worldwide remote play.
These download details concern the Japanese PlayStation Store, which can only be accessed via Japanese PlayStation Network accounts (that is, a PSN account that has a Japanese address). Details on the international Game Archives should follow shortly.