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The original black label Tekken 2
Now you can use your state of the art gaming devices to play games from 10 years ago

Drawing upon its decade-long history in gaming, SCEA has launched an initial lineup of five classic PlayStation titles that can be downloaded via the PlayStation Network and played on the PSP system.

The following first and third-party PlayStation titles can now be purchased for $5.99 from the PlayStation Store accessed through the PS3 system and played on the PSP system: Cool Boarders, Crash Bandicoot, Hot Shots Golf 2, Syphon Filter and Tekken 2.

Additional first and third-party PlayStation titles will be added on an ongoing basis to the PlayStation Store, with a second batch of PlayStation titles slated for release later this month.

"Downloadable PlayStation emulated games on the PSP is just the beginning, but it underscores our vision for leveraging the wide breadth of content that's available from the PlayStation brand, and delivers value to gamers well beyond the initial purchase of their PS3 and PSP," said Peter Dille, senior vice-president product marketing of SCEA. "We built every system with a hard disk drive and offer every customer free access to the PlayStation Store so they can experience the full extent of the PlayStation library. We'll offer additional PlayStation games to the PlayStation Store on a regular basis."

The U.S. PlayStation Store’s lineup of downloadable games differs from the one offered in Japan. In addition to having Tekken 2 and Hot Shots Golf 2 that we have, the Japanese store offers Resident Evil Director’s Cut, Jumping Flash, Arc the Lad and Mister Driller.

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now to get a PS3
By Quiksel on 12/5/2006 7:08:29 PM , Rating: 1
The new PSP 3.01 firmware is now able to be emulated in 1.50 thanks to DevHook, so all we need is the PS3 hardware to be available in less than impossible quantities... can't figure out whether it streams the game over the wireless or not (the 3.01 firmware doesn't really seem to indicate how it's done), but one thing's for sure... FFVII will totally rock on the PSP (whenever they get it out there). Any jaggies won't look that bad on that screen!


RE: now to get a PS3
By edpsx on 12/5/2006 9:21:25 PM , Rating: 2
It downloads to your memory card on the PSP and plays from there. This will definitely be awesome once they get more games released for it. Just because they are games from 10 years ago doesnt meant they arent fun. Now they just need to make it so the PSP can go to the PS Store to do direct downloading, because as of now you have to have both PS3 and PSP to get the games in the first place, I know, dumb.

RE: now to get a PS3
By UserDoesNotExist on 12/5/2006 11:21:51 PM , Rating: 2
To Sony's credit, they have already stated that they are planning to cut out the need for a PS3 for PSP emulation in a future firmware revision. How soon is another thing entirely.

RE: now to get a PS3
By dagamer34 on 12/6/2006 12:09:07 AM , Rating: 5
Why they'd need to use the PS3 in the first place is still beyond my comprehension.

Daily Tech simply hates Sony
By magomago on 12/6/2006 12:17:17 AM , Rating: 2
"Now you can use your state of the art gaming devices to play games from 10 years ago"

*rolls eyes*

I wouldn't be surprised if they "praised" Nintendo for their announcement a long time ago...because apparently they will let you play games 20 years old on their latest system.

I personally think its a good thing - classics and fun games will forever remain that way; so whether or not I'm playing NES games on a Wii shouldn't matter so as long as I have fun and its decently priced (6 bucks for Tekken 2? While I prefer Tekken 3, on average I spent ten to twelve dollars on DINNER...making Tekken 2 a steal for the price)

Give Sony credit where its due - the chance to play low cost PSX classics on your PSP is a good thing. Otherwise we should scream bloody murder that Nintendo wants 5$ 8$ and 10$ USD for NES, SNES, and N64 games for the Wii

RE: Daily Tech simply hates Sony
By Wolfpup on 12/6/2006 11:57:13 AM , Rating: 2
I think this is a good deal too.

My question is-how does Sony's DRM work? Nintendo's is draconian, and basically has no method of deathorizing one unit to authorize a new one. I know Sony lets you authorize multiple units, but I don't know if you can DEauthorize them.

sony mistakes
By redsilver464 on 12/6/2006 1:30:17 AM , Rating: 2
its awesome except for the fact that you have to have the 60gb version of the ps3. the 20gb version is incapable of interfacing with a psp. i wonder if the 20gb versions will even be able to buy the playstation games for download. that would be quite annoying to go and pay $5.99, download the game, and THEN realize you can't transfer it to your psp. fix this sony.

RE: sony mistakes
By pmcc on 12/6/2006 2:19:53 AM , Rating: 2
You do know you can connect the PSP to USB and PS3 has USB ports right?

Becoming a PS3 fanboy because of you guys
By Tilmitt on 12/6/06, Rating: -1
RE: Becoming a PS3 fanboy because of you guys
By Topweasel on 12/6/2006 10:39:02 AM , Rating: 2
The problem as a PSP owner that I don't like about this is even with a memory card reader on my computer I can't trasnfer these to my PSP from the computer. So for my $250 purchase to play old games I have to purchase a $600 piece of hardware. On top of that even with two very similar machines with only a Hard drive capacity issue, I can't even purchase the cheaper machine I would have to purchase the $600 piece.

Trust me this Legal Game Classics from all these companies are very smart moves. I would say that old Nitendo Classics stick in the mind a little longer (Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, and such) but they all great moves. But one requires $250 machine, one requires a $300 machine, and the Final one requires $850 worth of hardware.

By Loc13 on 12/6/2006 12:42:47 PM , Rating: 2
as a poster stated above, sony might cut out the need of PS3 for PSP emulation with a future firmware.

as an owner of a 20GB ps3, it's possible to connect the PS3 wirelessly using an usb wireless adapter. Now under the XMB, there's no REMOTE PLAY option for the 20GB version, but I don't see why Sony wouldn't enable that feature with a future firmware upgrade.

RE: Becoming a PS3 fanboy because of you guys
By encryptkeeper on 12/6/06, Rating: 0
By rykerabel on 12/7/2006 12:59:33 PM , Rating: 2
I love my PSP, i hate the idiot software companies for not making more games for it.

I love Sony for letting me buy my favorite "old" games to play on my favorite game system (PSP).

I'm not concerned about the console wars. Unless someone makes a WIIPlayXBox360Station3 I'll stick with my PC.

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