Confirming recent rumours, Sony has announced that PSP Minis, the range of downloadable, bite-sized games that launched for the handheld in October, will be made available for PS3 before Christmas.
The service will be introduced to Sony’s home console via an optional system software update, version 3.15, later this month.
“This firmware update allows the minis emulator to work on PS3 and we are working on getting the majority of the current minis ready for the PS3 from the 17th December,” the company said on the European PlayStation Blog.
“If you buy a minis game from the 17th it will work on both platforms so if you have a PS3 and a PSP you will only need to buy it once and it will be available to download to your PS3 and your PSP.
“If you have already bought a mini for PSP and want to get it on your PS3 as well, just go to your download list in the Store and download it again for free. The game will then work on your PS3 as well.”
The software update will also introduce a new PS3 data transfer service that enables users to move saved data from one PS3 to another.