Sometime this fall (the date has yet to be announced), PSP owners in Japan will be able to connect directly to the PlayStation Store through their PSP’s without the use of either their PS3′s or computers. You will be able to use this feature, regardless of the version of PSP you currently have, but keep in mind that you will have to upgrade to the latest firmware in order to do it. To commemorate the launching of the PSN store for the PSP, Sony is making a game downloadable for free: Mainichi Issyo Portable, which roughly translates to Everyday Together Portable.
In conjunction with this, Sony has also announced another new feature that will be available to gamers who own both a PSP and PS3. They have created a new Infrastructure Mode which will allow you to connect the two systems together, using the PS3 to set up multiplayer online matches for certain games. One of these games is Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G. A second bonus to this feature is that players will be able to add voice and text capabilities through this service.
No further information is known at this time, but I will keep you posted as more details are released, hopefully in the form of an announced date for the North American crowd as well!
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