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Sony confirms: Full PSP Power Hindered by Wi-Fi

Sony Computer Entertainment America's Dave Karraker, Sr. Director, Corporate Communications, has confirmed to GameDaily BIZ that the PlayStation Portable cannot use its full CPU power at the same time that Wi-Fi is enabled, meaning that games with network gameplay cannot tap into the full 333MHz clock speed.

"The recent firmware upgrade (3.50) that removed the restriction on the PSP's CPU speed enables developers to utilize speeds either lower or higher than the default 222MHz, up to the full 333MHz clock speed. The article is correct that increased CPU speed cannot be used with the PSP's wireless feature," Karraker said. "SCEA is working closely with the development community to take full advantage of this new functionality where appropriate for their titles."

It's not clear why this limitation is in place – speculation suggests that it's an effort to conserve battery life, which is already affected when Wi-Fi is on – but SCEA told GameDaily BIZ they would check in with SCE in Japan.

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s8anicslayer3610d ago

this has got to be the biggest load of crap ive ever heard

Naruto3610d ago

It's not clear why this limitation is in place – speculation suggests that it's an effort to conserve battery life, which is already affected when Wi-Fi is on – but SCEA told GameDaily BIZ they would check in with SCE in Japan.

Close_Second3610d ago

...who cares. The PSP is what it is. I guess thats why Gran Turismo never got released on it.

Naruto3610d ago

http://www.maxconsole.net/?...
Gran Turismo Mobile to be released after GT5.....bythe end of 08!

Close_Second3610d ago

I purchased a PSP to play Gran Turismo back in 2006 when they originally had it down for release. It was the lack of Gran Turismo and Sony's inability to do anything right with UMD movies that resulted in my decision to sell my PSP.

djt233610d ago

the only reason i buy a psp because Gran Turismo Mobile was suppose to come out early 2006 now i believe Gran Turismo Mobile is not coming out

damm u sony

aiphanes3610d ago

They are just worried about battery life...

They will fix this in the next firmware update...

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