One of the earliest outlets for digital comics — Sony’s PSP gaming system — will no longer be selling them, according to an announcement on the Sony blog:
This week will be the final update for digital comics on the PSP. The Digital Comics Team will continue to work on bringing the comic service to other Sony devices. We’ll make sure to keep you updated with any future developments right here on the PlayStation.Blog. In the meantime, you can continue to download any of the over 4,000 existing comics from the comic store as usual. Thanks for your support and we hope you continue to enjoy comics on PSP!
While it isn’t known what percentage of revenue these comics brought in to publishers, at least one remarked that during the post-hacking Sony gaming shutdown, comic sales had halted, so it was enough to be noted.
However, gamers over at Joystiq reacting to the news seem to have given a big “who cares?” A sampling:
If their prices were cheaper or had decent bulk bundle deals I’m sure it would’ve went over better than it has been.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.