The PSP is getting an upgrade to its "Media Manager" functionality, granting PSP users access to the PlayStation Store through their PCs. It also lets users organize and sync their digital content for PSP.
The recent firmware update, version 5.01, added direct PlayStation Store access for PSP, allowing for game downloads from wireless hotspots. The store link will now take users to the Media Manager home page, and the company. Sony says consumers who already own the retail version of Media Manager can upgrade for free to the online version.
"The latest firmware update for the PSP provides today’s entertainment enthusiasts with a truly mobile entertainment device by enabling the downloading of content on the go," says Susan Panico, senior director of PlayStation Network, SCEA.
"Because of the enhanced functionality, we felt it was necessary to expand the role of the PC application by giving users a means to further acquire and organize content for their PSP in a way that is intuitive and familiar."