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Sony launches PSP Store on PC

Offering games, demos, etc.

Sony Computer Entertainment has launched a new version of the PlayStation 3's online store - a website accessible via PC, specifically for PlayStation Portable owners - GamesIndustry.biz reports.

The store can be found at store.playstation.com and accepts existing PlayStation Network logins. Contents differ between regions, as with the PS3 Store.

The existing PSP download service will be closed at the end of January, and members will be contacted with details of how to use the new site and transfer their already-downloaded content.

The new site, which launches with a series of full and casual games, demos, gameplay videos, movie trailers and themes (see full list below), has the same look and feel as the PS3 version, and content can be downloaded and transferred from the PC to a PSP Memory Stick via a USB connection and Sony's download manager software.

While demos and trailers will be free, the service - available in 25 countries across the world - will also offer full games for sale, such as Bboy, classic PS one titles including Crash Bandicoot and WipEout, and more casual titles at lower price points.

While anybody may browse the site for free, existing PlayStation Network account holders will be able to download content as soon as the service launches, while new users can sign up on the site - and all account management options are available as well.

The service will be updated with new content every week at the same time as the PS3 Store.

Full content list available at launch for UK gamers:

Full PSP PSN titles
Go! Puzzle

Existing UMD titles
Go! Sudoku
Fired Up

Ridge Racer 2
LocoRoco (original)
War Hammer
Worms Open Warfare
Xyanide Resurrection
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

PS one titles
Crash Bandicoot
Jumping Flash
Syphon Filter
Syphon Filter 3
Everybody's Golf 2
CTR: Crash Team Racing
Cool Boarders

Game Trailers
Fired Up
WipEout Pulse
Gangs of London
Go! Puzzle
Smash Court Tennis 3
Syphon Filter Logan's Shadow
Syphon Filter Combat Ops
Ape Academy
God of War: Chains of Olympus
Killzone Liberation
Ridge Racer 2
Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters
Tekken: Dark Resurrection
Namco Museum

Movie Trailers
PSP Brand Video
PS3 Advert
Alien Versus Predator Requiem

Classy Pink
Pursuit Force Extreme Justice 1-6

PSP Side
PSP Black and White
PSP Sky at Night
PSP Red Cloud
PSP Iconic
PSP Minimalogist

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