PSP Comics Service Dated, Priced (For Japan)

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Sony today announced the final launch plans for the PlayStation Portable's comic service, whereby a range of manga will be made available to PSP owners in Japan.

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There'll be a PSP firmware update on the 19th to 6.20, which will add the comics store ahead of the service's launch a few weeks later on December 10.

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For the Japanese store, individual issues will cost between ¥50-150 (USD$0.55-$1.70), while collections will run for the uniform price of ¥420 (USD$4.70).

Wondering about the Western service? The 6.20 update itself will be global, but Sony say the launch of the American and European comic store will be "a little later".

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DISCUSSION

PSN seriously needs adult comics and manga that people would otherwise feel ashamed of buying in a store. They don't need to be all-out hentai, but the borderline ecchi stuff that's enough to show numbers. Dammit, Sony, don't desensitize this comic service with soulless non-adult stuff!