PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable (PSP) owners have yet another way to leverage the devices’ connection, as Sony today made available a PSP firmware update that enables gamers to play original PlayStation (PSOne) games on the PSP via remote play.
Although it sounds a bit convoluted, it’s actually quite simple: Once you’ve downloaded the new firmware update, turn on the PSP and PlayStation 3 and set up remote play. This lets you completely access your PS3 via the PSP from the Internet or a Local Ad-Hoc network.
Next, insert a PSOne disk into the PS3 and switch the PS3 to “remote play.” Go back to the PSP and select remote play. Immediately, you’re playing that PSOne game on your PSP, with your PS3 basically streaming the game to the PSP. DailyGame has already tried this with RallyCross, and it worked perfectly.
Another cool feature from past firmware updates: you can access any movies or music stored on your PlayStation 3 hard drive with your PSP via remote play. So, if you keep lots of movies on the PS3’s hard drive, you can now stream them from anywhere via the Internet onto your PSP.
If you don’t own one already, you should check out PSP prices at Amazon. With these latest updates, the PSP is becoming a mobile gamers’ right-hand man.