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Sony has announced that the 3.0 update to the PSP's firmware is now available and that it will include media streaming capabilities and the PSone emulator.
PSP owners who also have a 60 GB PS3 can use the system's "Remote Play" feature to stream multimedia content "including videos, photos, and music" between their PS3 and PSP. Initially, this will only work when the two systems are in close proximity to each other, but Sony eventually hopes to make the content accessible through Wi-Fi hotspots as well.
While this is all well and good, the option PlayStation gamers have really been looking forward to is the PSone emulator. Very soon, gamers will be abole to surf the PlayStation Store on their PS3 and download PSone games for between $5.99 to $10.99 to their PSP for a little on-the-go action. The games will range in size from 140 to 550 MB. Sony will soon release an update that will also allow these PSone games to be played on the PS3 (early guesses place that happening sometime in 2007).
No PSone games are available as of yet through the PlayStation Store, but we'll keep you posted on when they appear.