PSP procures porn in Japan

Japanese PSP owners will soon be able to purchase eight adult films in UMD format this summer.

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Adult movies in the PSP-friendly Universal Media Disc format will be released in Japan this summer. Two publishers will offer a total of eight movies specifically for the PSP. Adult-content publisher Glay'z will release five titles starting on July 8, while fellow publisher H.M.P. will release three additional titles on July 16. The movies will be priced between 1,995 yen ($18) and 3,990 yen ($37).

While software releases for the PSP are subject to approval from Sony Computer Entertainment, the Sony gaming division does not hold sway over movies released for the device.

"Unlike games, we believe that UMD movies are an all-purpose media, like DVD movies. We do not control their content in the way that we do with games," commented an SCE representative in a previous interview with Impress PC Watch. "We are not in a position to know what kinds of UMD videos get released."

Some consumers are questioning Sony's decision to accept material from adult-content publishers, while others surmise that the company has learned from the war between Betamax and VHS that adult-oriented movies can significantly affect the expansion of a new media format. One of the reasons for the failure of the Betamax format was the explosion of VHS adult movies, since this genre was not given production clearance in Sony's Betamax format.

A list of adult-oriented UMD movies slated for release is below:

Date/Title/Publisher/Price

7/08 Goku Honban Tachibana Riko GLAY'z 3800 yen ($35)
7/08 Kyonyuu Nurse Amai Mitsu GLAY'z 3800 yen ($35)
7/08 Kaneshiro Anna: Koukyuu Soap Jou GLAY'z 2800 yen ($26)
7/16 H.M.P. Countdown 2005 H.M.P. 1995 yen ($18)
7/16 Syojokyu Miyako hikaru H.M.P. 1995 yen ($18)
7/16 Hoshino Hikaru BEST H.M.P. 1995 yen ($18)
7/22 BiBody Ero-Terrorist Noa GLAY'z 2800 yen ($26)
7/22 Loli-Nanpa Special 5 GLAY'z 3800 yen ($35)

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