Word is the PSP2 Will Be UMD-Free and Super Powerful

No, thank you

The PSP2 is the rumor that won’t go away, and I’m pretty much convinced at this point that it absolutely does exist. Too many people keep talking about it, and today we get more info, this time courtesy of Kotaku.

 

They’ve got two items they say they’ve heard that they’ve “confirmed” with their “sources” that the PSP2 will not have a UMD drive, and Sony hasn’t yet figured out what storage method to use, which lines up with what Eurogamer said back in August.

If Kotaku’s second item is to be believed, the abandonment of the UMD should not be surprising at all. They say the PSP will have 1gb of RAM, which is 20 times that of the PSP and twice that of, you know, the Xbox 360. With that much RAM and what one could reasonably assume would be as powerful a processor as they could fit in a handheld, it may be that it’s impossible for Sony to put on the thing any sort of disc drive that could hold the games built for it. So far no one has even really implied that the unit will be download-only for games, and it could be that they’re looking at, say, delivering games on a proprietary memory card format like the MemoryStick Duo or something new, which have much higher capacities than any disc-based media small enough to fit in a handheld.

Or maybe it’ll end up being download only and we’ll all frown. I’m just guessing here.

Join the Conversation   

* required field

By submitting a comment here you grant GameFront a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution. Inappropriate or irrelevant comments will be removed at an admin's discretion.

4 Comments on Word is the PSP2 Will Be UMD-Free and Super Powerful

BlackHaxe

On October 29, 2010 at 5:06 am

Well I have no problem with download only as long as its
1.Cheaper-cause you can’t resell and it has to cost less for Sony cause there’s no disc
2.the game has to be released same day as the physical copy
3.Downloads from the server have to be fast

corpse

On October 30, 2010 at 3:51 am

commenting on 2 and 3, 2 it does because there is a thing called PSPgo which is in the picture above and most of the time the hard copy release is on the same date as the digital release. 3 if your internet sucks will not get a fast download, I have cox internet and the downloads are all faster than most dlc content that is over a gig. If you ever downloaded anything from the PSN then you know that it downloads pretty fast or decent for dsl users. And my comment on 1 they are the same price as disc format because they are still selling the game!! you can’t drop price due to Nintendo’s retarded rules of video game pricing, because Playstation would dominate market because they can make games all of theme new for about $20 a pop(per game) then 360 and Nintendo would have a little fit about it!! so prices stay the same.

oujisan

On December 31, 2010 at 3:03 am

If its downloading only I refuse to buy one. Simple.

nick

On January 18, 2012 at 11:10 pm

wow,,,,,,,,,,,,, i wish to have like that but i dont have money