PlayStation Japan has announced that they will be adding downloadable Manga to the PlayStation Store. While there’s no mention of what manga will be available as well as pricing, this is great news indeed. Although of course, this is only for Japan – but lets hope Sony decides to expand into other regions. It shouldn’t be too much of a problem for Sony to bring this feature to other territories, though localization could prove to be a hurdle for Sony, especially in Europe.
There are lots of comic book companies in Japan that will certainly be more than willing to support these downloadable Mangas. Sunsoft for one is in such a deal already, making Manga comics available for the Wii and DS, and even providing the option to have English subtitles. A choice we’d all like to have if ever it pushes through. Being a manga fan myself, I’m excited to see what Sony has to offer.