Sony allows direct transfer of digital copy to PSP

Starting Nov. 10, coupled with the BD release of Godzilla, Sony will make it easier for PSP users to transfer digital copies from Blu-ray Disc to their handheld device to watch them on-the-go.

Currently, Sony includes the digital copy of Blu-ray movies on a separate DVD-ROM for transfer to the PSP but this is all about to change. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment America will add a new feature to Blu-ray releases allowing owners of the PSP and PlayStation 3 to directly transfer a film to their portable device from the PS3.

“This latest enhancement to Blu-ray and Digital Copy demonstrates the versatility of the format and its ability to deliver a multi-platform video experience,” said Rich Marty, VP of new business development at SPHE. “It also showcases the unique advantage that the PlayStation 3 brings to the Blu-ray consumer.”

Sony Computer director of hardware marketing John Koller called the feature an innovation that will allow “users to easily take the best in movie and entertainment content on-the-go all of which is only possible on the PSP and PS3 platforms.”

Sony will include the new Blu-ray feature to Godzilla, upcoming release The Ugly Truth and select other releases.