Join the Reading Revolution: Digital Reader Coming to PSP

August 18, 2009

Join the Reading Revolution:
Digital Reader Coming to PSP

Take your favorite comics
everywhere you go with Digital Comics for PSP

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE)
and Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced the digital
reader for PSP, a new service that will allow PSP owners to access a range of
media on their PSP. The digital reader service will be launched with Digital
Comics this December in select countries, the U.S., and regions in Europe with
other PAL territories to follow in 2010, putting PSP owners in control of a huge
library of Digital Comics from provider partners including one of the leading
comic publishers, Marvel Entertainment. Content from other partners such as IDW
Publishing, iVerse Media and others, as well as graphic novels for bite-sized
entertainment on demand and on the go will be available.

The new Digital Comics service will
let you download hundreds of classic and new comics from PlayStation Store to
your PSP, to read page by page or frame by frame wherever you are. The service
lets you take a huge collection of comics out and about with you, allows you to
pick up the latest edition from any Wi-Fi hotspot, and gives you a brand-new way
to use your PSP for entertainment on the go.

The digital reader for PSP will
offer the biggest names in comics, including content from Marvel Entertainment’s
Spider-Man, X-Men and the Fantastic Four, from IDW: TRANSFORMERS and Star Trek
and in partnership with iVerse Media, brands like Archie Comics, and Image
Comic’s Proof, while other content will include graphic novels, comics from a
variety of local publishers and the latest underground sensations. More and more
titles will arrive on PlayStation Store with monthly content updates, offering a
huge choice of quality titles at your fingertips, allowing you to take your
favorite comic characters with you on the move.

"This is a great new service that
offers PSP owners even more options for entertainment on the go and makes PSP a
must for comics fans," says Isabelle Tomatis, European Marketing Manager,
Hardware and Platforms, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. "Digital Comics will
sit alongside the new PlayStation Network video download service as yet another
way that PSP offers a whole world of entertainment in your hands."

"PSP’s new digital reader offers an
unprecedented consumer experience that will extend the world of Marvel from
print pages into the hands of fans around the world. We are excited to be part
of this launch," said Ira Rubenstein, executive vice president, global digital
media group, Marvel Entertainment.

The intuitive Autoflow feature
allows you to zoom in and move from frame to frame on each digital page,
mimicking the way your eyes would move across a print page from left to right.
It’s straightforward and simple to use, and thanks to PSP’s high contrast LCD
screen, your comics will be looking better than ever as the stunning graphics
leap out from the screen.

Digital Comics will be launching on
the UK, US, Irish, Australian, New Zealand and South African PlayStation Stores
this December, with other PAL territories to follow, and with more and more
comics and graphic novels arriving every month. Consumers will first need to
connect their PSP via Wi-Fi to the PlayStation Store to download the digital
reader. Once downloaded, they can return to the PlayStation Store to choose from
a wide variety of comics available. To find out more, visit