Sony's PlayStation Spot service goes live

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Good news for some Sony PSP owners – as of today (Friday), you’ll be able to pop into your local games retailer to download a range of free content via Sony’s new PlayStation Spot service.

Similar to a service rolled out by Nintendo earlier this year, Sony’s Spot service will provide users with access to game demos, music tracks, film trailers and multimedia content, which can be downloaded for free from specified UK locations. There is one drawback – it’s a limited service initially, covering mainly city retailers, including Gamestation in Edinburgh and Birmingham, HMV and GAME in London and Virgin in Leeds. You can find a full list of locations at the PlayStation Spot website.

If you’re not lucky enough to be near a store, a full service should be available by 2007

PlayStation Spot

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Dave Walker