Sony's on fire lately when it comes to cranking out non-game PlayStation stuff. First there was the 2.0 firmware update for the PS3, then the 2.01 firmware update for the PS3 to fix some of the issues with the 2.0 firmware update, and now there's the PlayStation Network Downloader for PC users. Up until now the only way to get purchased content from the PlayStation Store on to a PlayStation Portable was to use the PS3 to make the purchase. Now with this new utility from Sony it's possible to purchase and download PS1 retro games on a Windows PC and transfer the games to the PSP. Huzzah!
The PlayStation Network Downloader lets you purchase content like demos, movies, and PSOne games, and transfer it to your PSP via your PC. Very handy for PSP owners who haven't picked up a PS3 yet, certainly, but useful even if you do have one, as you'll be able to redownload the games to your PS3 (free of charge), should you want to. You'll also be able to purchase UMD titles like Wipeout Pure, but those will only be playable on the PSP and not the PS3.
Alright, let's get to it! I can't wait to buy all of those great PS1 games like... hmm, let's check the catalog... don't like that one, don't like that one, already have that one in another format, not interested in that one... well, it's the thought that counts, right?