Sony Computer Entertainment
America (SCEA) today announced that PSP (PlayStation Portable) 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
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.
Consumers can find out more information about PlayStation Network
Digital Comics at www.playstationcomics.com and