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Is PS3/PSP Connectivity Important?

When the PlayStation 3 first launched, one of its most highly touted features was the ability to link up with the PSP. Of course, it made little sense at first: in order to nab exclusive content for the handheld, you needed the pricey console to access the PlayStation Store. Since then, one can now remotely access the PSN via the PSP so it's now a viable option...but is it an appreciated one?

We have no idea how many of you out there have both the PS3 and PSP, but regardless of the actual number, we're having difficulty finding a lot of people who actually utilize this connectivity feature. Nowadays, the Store is home to a whole lot of content for both platforms in question, but now that PSP owners don't need the PS3, how often are they hooking up? Granted, there are plenty of reasons - you do need the link for certain things - but we're not sold on the idea that PS3/PSP connectivity is a selling point for either platform. If Sony wants this to become a bigger deal, perhaps they can adopt the Resistance: Retribution and Resistance 2 philosophy more often in the future. For those of you who don't know, if you have both the aforementioned titles, you will see that Retribution allows you play something special in R2 on the PS3. That could be fun. But for the most part, this is a new phenomenon.

So our question to you is: do you own both a PS3 and PSP, and if so, how often do you "connect?" Did any of you buy either the PS3 or PSP with the knowledge that you might want to try such a feature? And what would you want to see in the future? We enjoy most of the options presented on these systems but we have the sneaking suspicion that this particular one ain't quite as important as Sony may have hoped it would be...

3/9/2009 Ben Dutka

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