The PlayStation Network has conquered games, bringing high quality innovative titles to the PlayStation family, it has conquered movies, bringing high definition blockbuster titles at competitive prices, and now, the PSN is set to conquer the digital comics market. The Digital Comics Reader, a service that aims to bring everyone’s favourite comics to the PlayStation Portable, is set to be one of the hottest additions to the handheld this year. Now, the reader is being rolled out across different countries in the world as it’s store goes live today.
Currently live in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa the store includes approximately 500 comics costing either £0.79, £1.19 and the occasional larger comic for £3.19, as well as 14 entirely free comics. The store is set to go live in the US around 3.00PM EST. Unfortunately, the Irish store will be delayed a few days.
[Update] The US store is now live, with prices ranging from $0.99 to $3.99 as well as numerous free comics.
For more information on the Digital Comics Reader be sure to check out PlayStation LifeStyle’s interview with the designer of the service, Pete Stott, here.