Sony is all set to launch Map software for the Sony PSP on April 20th in Japan. Sony has partnered with Japanese map data provider “Zenrin” for the PSP Map application called “Minna no Chizu”. The Map software comes on a UMD and features map data for the whole of Japan.
Sony PSP Map application does not come with a GPS receiver and is mainly like Microsoft’s MapPoint for Windows.
PSP Map program has 360 degrees revolution ability for the city maps and can be used to find places of interests like restaurants, shops etc. You can search for addresses, add places to favorites and add comments. Those comments and favorite places can also be exchanged via Wi-Fi with other Sony PSP users.
Sony Style will also sell additional contents called “Guide Information” to be used with the PSP Map software. These additional contents will cost around 105 yen each. The data would be downloaded onto the user’s Memory Stick.