Perry “certain” there’s no UMD in PSP revamp [Update]

Wednesday, 25th February 2009 21:00 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Update: Kotaku caught up with Perry today and he said he know someone who’s working on it. Take a look.

Acclaim boss Dave Perry has backed up a tweet earlier today on the lack of UMD support in the heavily-rumoured upcoming PSP revamp, saying he’s “certain” the disc’s out of the new design.

“I can’t reveal my sources, but you can be certain there’s no UMD, which means fully digital online device, and you know I know people,” the exec told GameDaily.

For the record, he’s right. Hit this for the latest on PSP-4000.

Thanks, Joystiq.



  1. Gekidami

    Terrible news if its true, pretty much means we’ll never own our own games, they’ll just be ‘rented’ from the publishers who can more or less put any limit they want on how we use them, no more second-hand market either, some stores will go under for sure, the future is looking bleak…

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Trivi4l

    So a handheld Phantom?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. ecu

    Not really terrible news, since every console will go this way eventually. Better get used to it.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Hunam

    Is Dave Perry really that starved of attention that he feels the need to jeopardize his friends career by flouting NDA’s and leaking information from Sony?

    Think he needs his mommy to give him a big hug them give him a swift kick up the arse.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Thats what i was on about Ecu. The future looks bleak.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Zarckan

    He really is an egotistical C0CK!

    Can’t stand his fecking smug, I’m so fecking clever cos I invented Earthworm Jim!

    FECK OFF you untc

    #6 6 years ago

    I like the sliding monitor. Dont like the sound of no UMD.
    People may not want to shell out more money for 8-16 gig memory sticks, and as hard as it is to believe, not everyone is online, and if online, not everyone has hi speed internet. Try downloading 1 gig game on dial up…no thanks.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Mike

    So, Perry didn’t just get this story from internet sites like this one? Apology accepted! :P

    #8 6 years ago
  9. DaMan

    who the fuck has dial-up now??

    “The ultimate goal, he says, is for the Playstation Portabel to go 100 percent digital.” “it would essentially kill the used game sales market.”

    yeah, though you can still download games illegally.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Gamoc

    Except, you know, it’ll be a completely new system.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Hunam

    What used game market? No one buys PSP games anyway.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Gamoc

    Incorrect, I do.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Hunam

    Then you must be the highly talked abou no one.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. DaMan

    noone buys used PSP games though =P

    #14 6 years ago
  15. DaMan

    and a few buy not used games.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Blerk

    So….. are they going to let you trade in your UMD games for a free digital download? Hmm?

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Rhythm

    That’d be a nice idea Blerk but they don’t let you convert PS1 CDs into digital copies so I’d wager not ;-)

    I buy far more games digitally than I ever though I would but being limited to *only* being able to buy by that method concerns me a little. My guess is that I’d end up buying a lot less actual games than I currently do.

    And the chances of finding mint condition copies of rare titles in sales would be out of the window – I got Rez and Amplitude as part of a “3 for £10″ deal this weekend at Game but deals like that would be few and far between.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. deftangel

    If they take the same approach Valve has with Steam to the PSP software store then they’ll do well out of this. Being nice to the people who bought UMD already might be a good idea.

    It could be good, it could be a bit of a car crash. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Shatner

    “I can’t reveal my sources”


    #19 6 years ago
  20. Mike


    #20 6 years ago

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