There is other news today, but I have a feeling it will be overlooked.Â Still, the world moves forward, as does Archie Comics with its announcement that it is offering digital versions of its comics on the PlayStation Portable.
Sony has announced a new feature for PSP owners – comic books!
At gamescom in Cologne, Germany, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced the digital reader for PSPTM (PlayStationÂ®Portable), 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, putting PSP owners in control of a huge library of Digital Comics from several provider partners includingâ€”you guessed it,Â Marvel!
The Digital Comics service will allow owners to download select titles, which you can then read page by page or frame by frame.
“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.
It’s interesting that Marvel decided to jump on the PSP bandwagon for the next stage of digital comics.Â On the one hand the screen for the PSP is much larger than what Apple is offering up with its iPhone, but on the other hand, one wonders how many people have a PSP?Â I still have one, but its been ages since it’s been turned on, and I’m not even sure i know where the damn thing is.
What say you Major Spoilerites?Â Is Marvel Digital Comics on PSP a good thing or a bad one?