Look at that: more PlayStation news just sloshed out of a beer tankard in Germany. It seems Sony is into all things tiny at this year’s GDC/GAMESCON as they’ve elaborated on their concept of PSP Minis.
From 01 October PSN users will have access to a new section on the store for PSP Minis, which are tiny games for the PSP systems that aim to satisfy that trait that most gamers have: the desire for instant gratification. The games will have a file size limit of 100MB, making them ideal for quick downloads to satiate the game craving. The file size also means you’ll be able to cram a bunch of them onto your Memory Sticks, or an even bigger bunch of them onto the built-in storage of the PSP Go units when they launch.
Sony anticipates having at least fifteen Mini titles available from 01 October, and estimates around fifty titles to be ready by the end of 2009. Confirmed titles so far include: Pacman Championship Edition, Funky Punch, Burn Zombie Burn 2D, Championship Manger, Sudoku, Puzzle Scape, Alien Havoc, Fieldrunners, Breakquest and Melody Bloxx.
In keeping with all things mini, you can expect the price tag for each of these games to follow suit. No official word on pricing just yet, but don’t expect to be paying more than R100 for Mini titles, assuming, of course, that the PSP Mini store hits our PSN as well. There is no reason why it shouldn’t, as we’ve had good PSP download support so far. I must admit, the PSN is becoming more and more South African gamer-friendly, and now with this addition of smaller titles up for download, you can be sure your bandwidth cap will thank you.