PSP Minis Coming October 1st

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Witnessing the success of smaller, cheaper games released on the iTunes App Store, Sony has announced plans for a new section of the PSP PlayStation Store dedicated to bite-sized downloadable games called PSP Minis.

PSP Minis, which will be capped at a 100MB size limit to promote quick downloading and easy playability, will launch side by side with the PSP Go on October 1st, with 15 games scheduled to be available at launch time and over 50 scheduled for release by the end of 2009 (in Europe and the PAL territories at least). Sony hasn’t provided a pricing structure yet, but I have to believe these Minis will fall in the sub-$10 range.

”We are very excited to offer so much new content for PSP this year, particularly in this bite-sized form,” said Zeno Colaco, Vice President, Publisher and Developer Relations, SCEE. ”In opening the door to developers everywhere, we are broadening the type of content available to PSP owners, and opening up a world of possibilities to enhance the PSP gaming experience.”

“”minis” is yet another part of our concerted effort to expand content options on PlayStation Store as the demand for digital content will increase with the launch of PSPgo,” said Eric Lempel, Director of PlayStation Network and Strategic Planning, SCEA. “minis will give developers the opportunity to create and share a variety of new and original content that in some cases, are only available on PSP.”

I don’t have a list of the confirmed launch games on me, but I do have these sampler screenshots of the PSP Minis titles currently in the works. Have a look.

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