[E3 2009] 60+ PS1 Classics, 300 PSP Games on PSN Store By End of ’09


Another positive aftereffect of the new PSP Go is that it seems to have finally forced Sony into making more PS1 classics available for download on the PlayStation Store for both PSP and PS3 users to enjoy. Owners of both platforms have been vehemently demanding more downloadable PS1 titles for a while now, and have angrily watched PlayStation Store updates go by week after week with rarely a PS1 game to be found. But now there are no more excuses, and Sony knows it.

By the end of 2009, Sony says over 60 PS1 classics will be added to the PSN storefront. I haven’t checked the current tally, but I know there haven’t been 60 PS1 classics released on PSN since the service started in 2007 (at least not in the US). Now we’re going to get over that amount in half a year’s time!

This PS1 push has already begun, too, with two titles being added to the PS1 classic library as of Tuesday evening. Those games are, drum roll, please…Final Fantasy VII and the original Medal of Honor! FFVII is priced at $9.99, MoH even cheaper at $5.99. Great prices for two true classics.

What’s more, Sony has also put a lofty number on the quantity of PSP games that will be available digitally for use on the PSP Go. Beginning this fall, somewhere around 300 PSP games will be available via PSN for on-the-go gaming enthusiasts to choose from. That number will include brand new games that launch later this year on UMD and PSN, and presumably a wide selection of older UMD titles made PSN-ready.

So whether you choose to adopt the PSP Go or stick with your trusty PSP-1000/2000/3000 (or use neither and simply crave more PS1 classics for your PS3), you’re in for a digital content boom over the coming months and beyond.

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