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.