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Digital PSP sales to end in 2016

The end for the PSP is nigh. The PlayStation Store is being removed from Sony’s first handheld in Japan on March 31st 2016, the platform holder has announced. The UMD Passport service, which allowed players to pay a small fee to convert their physical games into a digital version, is …

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Publisher offers Summon Night 5 discount for retweets

$5 could potentially be shaved off the price of tactical RPG Summon Night 5 is enough fans retweet one of its ads. The PSP (and now Vita) title is heading to PSN as a digital release shortly. Publisher Gaijinworks initially set the price at $34.99. However, it also announced a …

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Settlement process underway for 2011 PSN hack

PlayStation Network users involved in the 2011 hack of Sony’s console service are at last being offered legal restitution in the form of free games, subscriptions and themes. Games Industry reports PSN account holders who had their personal info stolen during the security breach have been given the choice between …

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PSPs to lose PlayStation Store access next week

Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation Store will become inaccessible for some PSP users from September 15th. IGN reports that PSPs in Europe, Oceania, Asia, and some parts of Africa will be cut off from Sony’s digital content store. Fortunately past purchases and downloads will remain accessible and users will …

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Library of Congress worker discovers unreleased Duke Nukem game

Duke Nukem: Critical Mass was only ever released on DS, which makes the discovery of a complete PSP version all the more surprising. David Gibson, a moving image technician in the US Library of Congress, recently stumbled upon the find when performing an inventory of recently acquired games. I happened …

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Sony tops global console sales for first time in 8 years

Sony has re-taken the crown as the world’s most successful games console manufacturer. Nikkei reports, via AFP, that in the year ending March 2014 cumulative sales of PlayStation hardware – which presumably included PS4, PS3, PS2, Vita and PSP – reached 18.7m units. In the same period Nintendo sold 16.31m …

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Sony to end PSP shipments this year

UPDATE:Yahoo reports that European shipments of the system will end later this year, and that American shipments ended in January. ORIGINAL STORY: Time finally appears to have caught up with Sony’s pioneering PlayStation Portable. Polygon reports that shipments of the device to the Japanese market will be terminated later this …

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