PlayStation Network

As both Xbox 360 and Wii had their own digital distribution system, so must Sony have one for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation Vita.

The system seems to aim for a medium between Xbox Live Arcade and WiiWare, favouring both new downloadable games (usually a slightly more non-standard kind than Xbox LIVE Arcade) and games from the first PlayStation. Although, it should be noted that the selection of PSOne Classics in Japan rivals even that of the Virtual Console, while other regions are a bit wanting at the moment. PlayStation Network is even beginning to have Sega Genesis and PC Engine games available, as well as a huge release of updated Neo Geo games (along with their own controller). While the Japanese service is better than its Western alternatives, the PlayStation Network is still in the ring against both Xbox LIVE Arcade and Nintendo's pair of services.

Notable PlayStation Network games include:

PlayStation 3 games

PS One Classics

Downloadable PlayStation Portable games

Alternative Title(s):

Playstation Store