In hopes of bolstering its PSP PSN download scene, Sony plans to expand its digital catalog to include non-PlayStation console titles. "In general, there's a lot of discussion about [publishers'] back catalogs that will finally find its way to PlayStation Network in the back half of this year," said SCEA's John Koller
to MTV Multiplayer
. That would include both the promise of more PSOne titles (as North America seriously needs to catch up to Japan
in that regard) and pre-PSOne retro titles.
Despite becoming more Virtual Console
-ish, this expansion of the PSP side of PSN will also offer more portable versions of PS3 downloadable titles, such as PixelJunk Monsters
and the already released Super Stardust Portable
. Koller says that Sony's studios are preparing more internally developed download-only titles. This strong focus on digital distribution makes us wonder if the whole "dropping UMD" rumors