Talking to Gamasutra as part of an in-depth new interview posted today, Sony's Peter Dille has been discussing the newly announced slimline PSP, defending the UMD movie format and confirming a PSP video download service is in development.
When asked about the new PSP revealed at E3, which is 33 percent lighter and 19 percent slimmer, Dille commented: "This new design addresses the load times to a certain degree. The internal memory has been improved, so the load times are improved."
However, the UMD movie format has come in for criticism, with many retailers and movie studios cutting back majorly on the format, and Dille admitted: "The movie issue you're referring to is really a function of our not handling communication with Hollywood terribly well. When the PSP came out, it was a new format, and as with a lot of new formats, what Hollywood does is back up the catalog and say, "Come on guys, let's release all this stuff on the new video format." Unfortunately, we didn't do a good enough job communicating to Hollywood about who was going to be buying a PSP."