Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced that PSP system owners in the United States can now purchase and enjoy hundreds of classic and new comics from a variety of leading publishers, including Marvel Entertainment, Disney, IDW Publishing, iVerse Media and others.
The new PlayStation Network Digital Comics service puts favorite comic book characters and popular franchises at consumers’ fingertips, when and where they want them. PSP owners can check out Marvel Entertainment’s G.I. Joe, Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men and the Fantastic Four; TRANSFORMERS and Star Trek from IDW; and, in partnership with iVerse Media, brands like Archie Comics, and Image Comic’s Proof.
Digital comics are available through PlayStation Store. Approximately 550 comics are arriving today on PlayStation Store, with additional content to be added weekly. PSP users can purchase comics either directly from PlayStation Store on their PSP via WiFi, or access and download comics from PlayStation Store from their PC with Media Go software, then easily transfer their digital content to their PSP via USB cable. (Go to http://www.us.playstation.com/PSN/mediago
for more information about Media Go.)
Digital comics purchased from PlayStation Store are easy to view and enjoy on PSP. The Digital Comics Reader application, currently available with PSP firmware update (v6.20), enables PSP users to feel like they are browsing through a print comic book right in the palm of their hand. Due to an exclusive Autoflow feature, consumers can flip from page-to-page, zoom in and move from frame-to-frame on each digital page -- similar to the way eyes move across a print page from left to right. Comics are graphically stunning due PSP’s high contrast LCD screen.
The majority of comics can be purchased for $1.99, with select comics available at $0.99 and $2.99. The PlayStation Store also features a variety of free comics for everyone to enjoy, including Disney’s Donald Duck and the Fussy Genie, and Marvel’s Transformers All Hail Megatron.
The addition of digital comics further establishes PlayStation Network as the premiere destination for digital entertainment. From over 18,000 movies and TV episodes, to hundreds of games and game add-ons for PSP, to original content and digital comics, PlayStation Network offers great entertainment choices for every PSP owner.