In addition to most PSP releases being available for download on the PlayStation Network, Sony's embracing an iPhone-like application store for the handheld, as well, the company revealed at its GamesCom press conference in Germany. Sony is introducing a new, separate section for games on the PlayStation Network that will be for "bite-sized" games that cannot exceed 100MB in size - dubbed "minis."
Some of the first games for the service include Fieldrunners, a very popular tower defense game for the iPhone, and both Sudoku and Tetris from Electronic Arts. EA has also been a big supporter of the iPhone, suggesting Sony could be specifically courting iPhone developers to come to its handheld platform, as well.
There will be 15 games at launch, timed with the release of PSPgo. At least 50 games are planned for 2009 alone.