The news is that Sony is working on something for the PSP; not an upgrade, mind you, but a download service that will be unique to the hand held multimedia console. While the PSN Store has been accessible through the PSP (if you use remote play) for quite some time, there has not really been a unique service for it. If Sonyâ€™s plan pushes through, we just might have a treasure trove in our hands.
However, it is not all positive news as of yet. Since this is basically boils down to a rumor still, we do not know the particulars of the service. One thing that many people are concerned about is how Sony will deal with the Digital Rights Management issue.
DRM has been a longstanding bone of contention between download services and users. While more and more people are becoming open to the idea of paid download services, the use of DRM still grates on oneâ€™s nerves. What is the point of paying for a download when you cannot transfer it from one medium to another even if you own all of the gadgets you use to play them?
Another point of concern is how much Sony will be pricing its content. We already know that Sony has a propensity for pricing their products and downloadable content at a slightly higher level than other download services. If this remains the same with the new download service, it might not really fly.
I guess we will just have to wait and see. For now, we can just imagine and hope that things will be for the better.