December 21st, 2004, 17:31
While Sony's PlayStation Portable might not be getting any Universal Media Disc movies for a while, one film distributor in Japan will begin offering downloadable flicks for the handheld gaming and multimedia machine starting Friday. [br][br][br]Starting December 24, PDA Cinema Contents, a Japanese Web site, will distribute four movies in the MPEG-4 format that the PSP employs. PSP owners will be able to purchase the movies and can then download them onto a Memory Stick Duo, which can then be inserted into the handheld. [br][br]Each movie costs between 294 yen ($2.82) and 399 yen ($3.82), and because the movies can be purchased with a credit card, it will more than likely be possible for PSP owners who live overseas to purchase and watch the movies, provided they speak Japanese. [br][br]The four movies available from PDA Cinema Contents, as of December 24, are: Lapis Lazuli, Hidari-mimi no Yousei (The Fairy in the Left Ear), Kanmai no Shima (God's Dance Island), and chocolate@fish.