New firmware will allow Wi-Fi-connected Sony PSP owners in North America to download products directly from the PlayStation Store without being tethered to a PC or a PS3, Sony Computer Entertainment America said Monday. Sony said the PSP upgrade would bring other new features, such an on-screen keyboard, sleep timer and a PSP-2000 enhancement that will allow users to play classic PlayStation games in full-screen mode on TV sets with a PSP connection.
Sony Computer Entertainment America is giving PSP users in North America access to buying games or downloading free video content and promotional materials through a new PlayStation Store. Access is free, and gamers can transfer downloads from their computers to a PSP through a USB connection.
Electronic Arts is expected to release its music-inspired Rock Band gaming title this coming holiday season. EA has inked content deals with music publishers EMI Music, Hollywood Records, Sony BMG and Universal Music.