Clearly not put off by its experience with Connect, Sony is reportedly planning a new music downloads store – but this time for its PSP handheld games console. CNET claims the company is in preliminary talks with some major labels to supply their catalogues to be sold through the PlayStation Network store (which also covers the PS3 console). Games industry analyst Michael Pachter approves, but has some advice for Sony: “This makes total sense that Sony would want to get content for the device. If Sony is smart, they would manage it the same way iTunes has and be device-agnostic. Whatever you get on a Sony site should play on an iPod as well.” Which essentially means DRM-free MP3 files.

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