North America gets PSOne downloads
In a move that has been kept oddly quiet, North American PS3 accounts now have access to the first PSOne downloadable titles.
The first five titles (pictured above) are Syphon Filter (385mb), Crash Bandicoot (469mb), Hot Shots Golf 2 (157mb), Cool Boarders (283mb) and Tekken 2 (535mb). Each title costs $5.99 and can currently only be played on a PSP. Initial impressions appear to be good with a particularly nifty feature being the ability to access the full game manual through the emulation menu (accessed by pushing the “home” button on the PSP).
The only thing that alarms me here is the size of those files. 535mb?! That’s going to take an age to download! Still, the service does appear pretty impressive, and the forthcoming ability to have your games on both PS3 and PSP could be extremely useful!