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Kotaku: Sony reiterates the importance of UMD

Brian Crescente writes for Kotaku:

"While not outright denying rumors of a UMD-free Playstation Portable, the head of Sony's hardware marketing said that the UMD business is "critical to us this year and beyond."

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Although Koller wasn't willing to discuss further the details of the rumor, he did say that Perry's comments about the new PSP does ring true in one area: Digital downloads.

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Sony is currently looking through their PSOne library and all publishers' back histories to see what can be placed on the Playstation Network, he said."

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Cajun Chicken3548d ago

"Sony is currently looking through their PSOne library and all publishers' back histories to see what can be placed on the Playstation Network, he said."

THANK GOD.

SaiyanFury3548d ago

Agreed! Thank God indeed. Suikoden and classic PS RPGs on PSP? Win win for me! :D

joydestroy3548d ago

a UMD drive-less PSP2 confirmed i'd say. it is needed and the only way i will ever buy a PSP.

cliffbo3548d ago

can i ask why? the PSP in it's present form is excellent with fantastic games and many many more to come this year alone

silvacrest3548d ago

im not sure if its true but i heard playing UMD's suck the psp's battery pretty quick plus who wants to carry a bunch of UMD's around?

i would rather have a built in hard drive with SD card support and store all my games there

Substance3548d ago (Edited 3548d ago )

Once you hold one in your hands, you can just feel the quality. The great screen, the build quality, the amazing graphics, an awesome movie player, and a very useful mp3 player.

Nothing needs to be changed in this system for now. Just needs more games and better marketting. The UMDs are awesome and almost nonscratchable. Battery life on the system is 6 hours for UMD games, 10 hours for music.

Sony will not remove the UMD unless they can put at least a 20 gig hard drive into that sucker. That memory fills up quick. Some PSP games are over a Gigabit.