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Rumor: Sony's PSP2 Will Ditch the UMD and Feature 1GB of RAM

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217w ago - With the PSPgo price cut and recent PlayStation Phone rumors, today Kotaku.com (linked above) reports that Sony's PSP2 will ditch the UMD and feature 1GB of RAM.

Additionally, [Register or Login to view links] are reporting that PSP2 is currently codenamed Veta.

To quote: "One of the key ones is that the PSP2 will not have a UMD drive. The UMD (Universal Media Disc) was launched in 2004 for use in the PSP. Initially, the format was used for movies, but slow sales of UMD films lead to studios dropping support for the format.

Sony's PSPgo is UMD-free version of the PSP, and sources tell Kotaku that the PSP2 will follow in the footsteps of that portable. Games will be stored on a Memory Stick, according to one source. Though we've also been told that Sony is still puzzling out what the final non-UMD storage solution will be for the PSP2.

We've also learned that the PSP2 will be a much more powerful gaming device with twice the RAM of the Xbox 360.

While we don't yet know all of the portable's system specifications, we have been told that the PSP2 will feature 1 GB of RAM. That's compared to the 64 MB of RAM the PSPgo and PSP 3000 have. Both of those portables use a MIPS R4000 CPU clocked at up to 333 MHz. By comparison the Xbox 360 has 512 MB of RAM and runs a 3.2 GHZ CPU."

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#14 - thebomb5 - 217w ago
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Rumors had it that the PSPhone was supposed to come out next year with 512mb ram and a 1GHZ processor, but i didn't think Sony was making a PSphone and a separate PSP2?

#13 - crazelunatic - 217w ago
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bc with psp? maybe able to play ps2 games? emus for it would include 128-bit generation? ...might be interesting i've also read something about a psp phone, dual analog sticks? maybe it can emulate 360 or ps3...

#12 - tsb - 217w ago
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no touchscreen? it will be destroyed by nintendo and apple..

#11 - msr - 217w ago
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The thing is without 100 internet coverage teh world over, they will lose money if they go totally download only.

#10 - croft72 - 217w ago
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I'll have to agree with zzk2001 on this one. In my opinion, I prefer the UMD format for the PSP simply because it is some type of physical media format for the PSP that is not a digital download. I think they should continue the UMD format but make the plastic shell more durable and not so fragile. The convenience of having all of your games on the HDD of your portable console is nice, but I'm the kind of person who prefers to own a physical game disc of some type if I'm paying for it.


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