Rumor: PSP2 uses memory sticks and has around twice the RAM of Xbox 360

Another day, another bit of rumored spec for the elusive PSP2. You love it though don’t you? Of course you do, and today, there’s talk that the new device will allow the use of memory sticks and also rivals the processing power of Xbox 360.

Umd headlines

  • Analysts predict PSP-4000 will support UMD

    Analysts Michael Pachter and EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich predict that Sony’s next handheld will support UMD – or at least, would not be surprised if it did. “I think it is possible and likely that the PSP-4000 will support UMD, and I think that Sony will support whichever formats make it the most money,” Pachter told […]

  • NIS America taking preorders for UMD version of Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman

    NIS America has announced that its currently taking preorders for Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman!: What Did I Do to Deserve This? on UMD. However, the UMD release will only happen if the firm receives 1,000 orders by November 13 – otherwise production of the UMD will not happen. Loads of PSP owners have requested […]

  • SCEA: Third parties not required to release PSP games through PSN

    SCEA has said that third party games are not required to be released via digital format. Quite a few games released post PSPgo launch hit shelves on UMD and have yet to land on PSN. Because each lacks a digital version, Go users cannot play the titles. This is something that is all in the […]

  • NIS re-releasing PSP titles for PSPgo launch at 50% off

    NIS America’s Nao Zook has posted over the US PS Blog news that the firm will be re-releasing some of its PSP titles to celebrate the launch of the PSPgo. Here’s what’s coming for the handheld’s launch tomorrow: Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness Dragoneer’s Aria Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! What […]

  • PSPgo - UMD conversion program not possible for "legal reasons"

    SCEA’s finally confirmed that there will be no UMD conversion program for those upgrading to the discless PSPgo next week. “We were evaluating a UMD conversion program, but due to legal and technical reasons we will not be offering the program at this time,” a rep for the firm’s US arm told Kotaku. End of. […]

  • SCEE: PSP Minis to likely "transition to UMD" and possibly PS3

    SCEE’s Zeno Colaco has stated that some PSP Minis are to be transitioned to UMD or on PS3 in order for developers and publishers to access revenue from retail as well as the PS Store. “The most successful Minis titles will probably transition to UMD,” Colaco told Develop. “I think that a package of multiple […]

  • Sony always planned to release a UMD-free PSP

    Sony bossman of product planning, Naoya Matsui, has stated that the company always planned to eventually release a UMD-free PSP once the digital distribution market matured. “We’d planned to release a PSP model without a UMD drive since the very beginning,” Matsui told GameBusiness. “But if we’d simply released the hardware, there wouldn’t have been […]

  • Sony plans to put "almost all" UMD games up on PSN

    Sony plans to make almost every PSP UMD game released after October 1 available for digital download. Jeff Rubenstein said over on the US PS Blog that when third-party titles are released digitally would depend on the publisher, all first-party titles will hit PSN. “It’s my understanding that just about everything hitting after October 1 […]

  • Sony plans to offer digital replacement for UMD games

    Sony says that it will offer a digital replacement for UMD games if you buy a PSP Go. Some maybe even be for free. “We’re in the midst of putting together a good will program”, John Koller told Gizmodo. “We’ll be unveiling that soon [because] we actually think there’s a significant group that will be […]

  • Team 17 says Sony is clever for "embracing digital distribution"

    Team 17 says that Sony is clever for its embracing of digital distribution with PSP Go!, and feels that UMD just never really took off. Speaking with Develop, Martyn Brown commended Sony’s new handheld and feels that the company has made a wise choice with how game are played on it. “I think it’s fair […]

  • Patapon 2 to be a digital-only release in the US

    SCEA’s confirmed last night’s rumour that Patapon 2 will be a digital-only release in America. “We’re considering a digital-only format for the Patapon 2 release as a one time test case as we continue to explore consumer preferences for digital content,” SCEA comms boss Patrick Seybold said in a statement. “The downloadable game will be […]

  • Patapon 2 UMD-free?

    Arstechnica’s rumouring that Patapon 2’s to be a UMD-less affair in the US. That report claims retail cases will be empty, instead containing a download voucher. There’s no official word from Sony as yet, although it’d be about as surprising as June following May were it true.

  • Sony says UMD is "critical to us this year and beyond"

    Sony says that UMD is critical to business “this year and beyond,” responding to rumors of an upcoming UMD-free PSP. While not directly answering claims of the machine’ reality made by Acclaim’s David Perry, Sony’s John Koller did say that digital download were the future for PSP. “We are making a concerted effort for digital […]

  • Perry "certain" there's no UMD in PSP revamp [Update]

    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 […]

  • Dissidia: Final Fantasy will be available via both UMD and PS Store download

    Rabid Final Fantasy fans take note; if you want some day-one hands-on time with Dissidia: Final Fantasy, come December 18, a Japanese PSN account will grant your wish. According to a Japanese TGS listing (kindly translated by Siliconera), the Final Fantasy-themed, fan service-tacular fighter will be joining titles like Loco Roco 2 and Patapon 2 […]

  • All future SCEJ UMD games to be downloadable

    Sony confirmed at TGS today that all future SCEJ UMD titles are to be directly downloadable, CVG reports. Destroy All Heroes 2 will be the first game released under the new policy, hitting Japanese stores as UMD and the PS Store as a download on October 15, the same day Japanese PSP owners get direct […]

  • SCEE to sell PSP PSN games on UMD

    According to this Siliconera story, SCEE is to sell two collections of previously downloadable PS Store games for PSP on disc this October. The Playtation Network Power Pack comes with fl0w, Beats, and Syphon Filter: Combat Ops. Go! Lemmings, Go! Sudoku, and Go! Puzzle are part of the PlayStation Network Collection: Puzzle Pack. More through […]