If a report from French site PSPGen is to be believed, PSP firmware 5.0 will bring direct PSN access as well as an updated RSS reader capable of reading of text-based articles.
Seriously? Jeez! I haven't updated my PSP for ages! The only thing I'm worried about is battery power; the more the WLAN is on, the more power is used! So you can actually mainly use the WLAN best when plugged in. Which makes the PSP incredibly hot sometimes. This really has to be sorted. Bear in mind; I have a PSP 'Phat'.
Yes true but if you are using the Wifi Store then should be near a place to use your charger. I do think this would be nice since it opens things up for the system and shows they are going full out download titles. Now a bigger memory format that is not to expensive.
I haven't updated mine lately either The slim doesn't get as hot as the Fat. I have a Slim and Fat, I busted the screen the the fat :P
i agree with what your saying but also agree with Cajun Chicken this is because where i live we have an open broadband connection all over the city to use free of charge =) so with this in mind i doubt the near by shops would allow me to quickly get some charge into my PSP (phat aswell) when im running low on power lol as for this rumour i hope its true =)
Im not disagreeing with him I just am saying some places will have a place to charge it. I have a phat too and I keep the charger in the car. I guess I am saying we are right in different ways but the main point is that thing eat battery power fairly quick.
LOL WUT Nah, but for real, I haven't updated my PSP in ages either. Are all PSP owners, including me, forgetting about their PSP? Sony needs to get more support for it. When an update for PS3 drops, EVERYBODY updates, but PSP...not so much.
We're only at 4.05 right now anyways :D
I kind of agree with you. I'm at least two updates behind on my psp but the only reason that all ps3 owners keep up to date is because they have to or else they can't play online.
I have an extra external batterypack that one can charge and take with to charge the PSP itself. Got it for 5 bucks in a special offer section in the hardware store. Its great, not big, but it has a very good battery life and it keeps my PSP going for another 20 hours or so.
I remember this same site saying there would be loads of stuff in 4.0 (cant remember what exactly) and they never happened.
Not to sure about this one
you know what i want? better games, more features are not an excuse for crappy game support.
However, this will lead to better games because of a complete online standard system. Some games that might not have online will, and games that would already have it make it better. HOWEVER, seeing the memory restriction, I think this could probably only be coming to Slim models :( I agree though, the Patapon's and GOW's for PSP are few and far between sometimes.
i havent had a psp in a while but im seriously considering geting a new one now that i have a ps3 and if i get my friends list and psn store this could be huge.
Thats one thing that I was waiting for. This would be a good add-on for a great portable machine. Hope this materializes, Sony.
...Mobile phone style applications like notes, an alarm, address book, converter (currency, length etc.) and maybe throw in a calender or calculator ov some sort... a timer and stopwatch wud be nice too oh yh and what about 3G on the PSP? that would make it amazing as you could connet to your PS3 literally anywhere, anytime =) Lol, Sony better be reading this!
I'd love an alarm and a calculator, stopwatch idea is pretty good too. That would be great. Especially if you could set an MP3 as an alarm.
i can see that with the next generation of PSPs, like PSP2. it needs a standard storage solution if we want that type of capability. like built in flash memory like the iphone/ipod touch.
There cant be a PS Store without PSN access. Weren't bouth already confirmed to be coming... along with trophies? I guess 5.0 is a bit soon, though that depends on when it comes. But Sony, where is my wmv and divx support?
The only thing I want on the PSP now is Little Big Planet. I don't care too much about firmware updates and features Sony. You should bring LBP over, it would sell hardware also. Come on Sony, act fast for once please.
get a PS3 if you love LBP.
PS3 update too.. if this one comes out shortly...
Why do people overlook the PSP...
Man that reminds me I have to update my psp.. I've got the Fat Boy and haven't updated it since I got it.. wowo
PS Store access has always been a big thing for me when it was first announced a few years ago. I'd like to see some performance enhancing options added as well. Like using some of your memory stick as game/web virtual memory to help with load times and out of memory errors on web pages. Throw in some Flash 9 support for youtube (if the wii can do it so can the psp) and other media formats like divx/xvid.
how about this, allow the use of VIrtual Ram on your PSP thru the Memory Stick so that i am able to use the web browser properly.
I have been trying to spread that message to Sony for the longest time. It could be done but I guess the real thing is, would they want to? I have not used the newer unit as mine is an original. I dont know if the doubled memory inside eliminates those out of memory errors in the browser. I dont even know if it helps with load times in older UMD games. Last I heard is that it does for newer games but not so much for older ones. I think sony can address this issue by adding the option to allocate 128mb or 256 or whatever amount you want to sacrifice from your MSPro to be used as virtual memory. I have a 2gb stick with more than 1.4gb free so I got no problem with assigning 256mb or even 512mb memory aside if it will help to eliminate loading in games like metal slug anthology or help web pages display full content without me having to turn everything off just to save memory. Each time a major fw update is planned I send sony my regards with ideas that are legitimate benefits to the users instead of hokey apps that I hardly use (google search from xmb or the web radio).
Dont update their firmware because it will break their homebrew stuff.
i lOVE sONY
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