The origin of PDC was the PSP Demo Center created by Sketch back in 2006. The original site was made to provide owners of PSP systems the ability to download and play various demos released around the world. This could be done either as a zip on one's PC or directly through the built-in web browser on the PSP.
After gaining somewhat of a following, the site began to expand different social aspects. Some of these expansions included a forum, a podcast, an area for help articles and reviews to be posted, etc...
As the years continued on, Sony's original portable console was slowly phased out and the relevance for PDC grew less and less. Ultimately, there was a push by Sketch to archive the collected demos. He set up a demo archive website in 2017 which was available until 2020.
In 2021, Jesse and Cam worked together to put together this archive. Jesse had most of the demos from Sketch's archive and was able to track down a few more through web-sleuthing. Cam put together this archive website.
Going forward, our goal is to collect all PSP demos for archival. The console's age makes this tricky, so if you have demos that are not in the archive please get in touch! Jesse also has a backup of the PSP Demo Center database from 2015. We plan to create a read-only archive of the forum from this backup as the site held a large amount of valuable information about the PSP.