Friday, September 28, 2012

SCEA discontinuing comics on the PSP

If you can't refer to the image above for some reason, or you want to actually see me post text instead of just a picture, then read this.

I received an email from Sony Computer Entertainment America around 10:40 p.m. EST that contained the message shown above. SCEA has stated that the Comic Store on the PSP will no longer be available after October 30, 2012. Before you start gathering thoughts, let me finish.

After that date, users can't purchase anything new, but you'll be allowed to re download already purchased content until mid January of next year. After that date, you won't be able to download anything, and only physical copies of those comics are left. You can still back these up using the MediaGo software.

Some of you might be thinking that this is the beginning of the end for the PSP, but don't underestimate Sony. If my mind serves me correctly, I remember something about the store not being used as much, meaning that it was not very popular. If you do have comics, then download them now and back them up to either your computer or your preferred cloud service.