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.


  1. From what I can see on the link, the comics weren’t even available here in Canada in the first place.
    To clarify, can you migrate your Sony-bought comics to another device, or are the comics readable only on Sony products, or online, etc?

  2. Wow, I can’t believe Sony is ignoring the literally dozens of fans who still have a PSP and enjoy reading over-priced digital comics on a screen slightly larger than a baseball card…

    I know, let’s start an internet petition to get PSP comics back.

  3. Another reason why I don’t like digital. The PSP likely won’t even support these comics in the near future, which means your investment in them is done. However, my long boxes are still here.