Okay, it's only July, but this is going to be hard to beat: Koei put out the wrong game in its latest PSP release. Doh!
The PS Vita does not use UMDs. Instead, it uses cartridges and digital downloads. The UMD is going extinct, putting current PSP owners in a bind should they want to play their PSP titles on the Vita.
In an interview with Dengeki PlayStation, Sony's Yoshio Matsumoto said that the company is still looking into offering UMD owners the opportunity to re-download their games on the Vita for a special price.
Sony's next generation handheld will, as previously promised, support downloadable PSP titles. The PlayStation Vita will even let you take advantage of its dual analog sticks to control some software. But what about those of us with nothing but PSP games on UMD?
Sony has a new PlayStation Portable. Budget priced at €99 (and currently only for Europe), the PSP E-1000 does what every other PSP does—it just doesn't have built-in Wi-Fi. And it's matte! See?
At last year's E3, Sony introduced us to the PSPgo, the digital download only version of its PlayStation Portable. What did Sony learn from the release of the device? Well, "consumers like their packaged media library" for one.
When Nintendo launched Mario Kart Wii in Japan, it roped in some of the country's biggest celebrities for the ad campaign. Among them, was Aki Hoshino.
Your used (or torrented) copy of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3, the latest entry in the SOCOM series for the PlayStation Portable, may be missing something: online play.
While some publishers may be dropping the UMD format in favor of digital downloads, at least one PlayStation Portable title will re-embrace it in 2010, namely Holy Invasion Of Privacy, Badman! 2: Time to Tighten Up Security!
Sony may have put aside plans to offer a UMD solution for PSPgo owners, but a third-party may be stepping up to the plate. Logitech is rumored to have a UMD drive add-on planned for Sony's download-only device.
As of last week the Playstation Store is the only place PSPgo owners can go to pick up their games. Just how do the prices of the Sony-operated online store compare to the prices of the same games sold as used at retailers?
Video games stored on a disc of plastic and tucked away in a case are approaching extinction.
Playstation Portable owners will not be able to transfer the disc-based UMD games they own to a PSPgo when the sleek new digital-only system launches next week, Sony officials told Kotaku today.
Sony's mysterious goodwill program for PlayStation Portable owners saddled with UMD collections will be rewarded, should they choose to upgrade to a PSPgo. In Europe, at least, Sony will be giving away three free games to new PSPgo investors.
While not joining a broader boycott among some European retailers, ShopTo's comments in advance of the PSPGo's launch do not exactly encourage sales. "As a format it is almost dead before it has arrived," the ShopTo boss told Eurogamer.
Come September 22nd, PSP owners won't even have to leave their homes to pick up Atlus' Persona remake, which is now launching simultaneously at retail and on the PlayStation Network.
Those who missed them the first time around when they hit the PC can now play five classic erotic games on the PSP.
One of the biggest hurdles to getting Playstation Portable owners to upgrade to the recently announced PSP Go is their existing library of UMD games which won't work on the device.