PSP firmware updated to 2.71

New download allows game demos to be downloaded directly to memory stick, addresses LocationFree Player issue.

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Sony has released a new firmware update to the PlayStation Portable that moves the system from the 2.70 version released in April to 2.71. As the incremental advancement in the version number suggests, it doesn't seem to be a very large update--it notifies users of only two changes upon installation.

The bigger of the two changes included in the update is the ability to download game demos directly from the PSP Internet browser to the system's memory stick. The other change is a fix for the LocationFree Player so that video output is displayed properly when an external tuner is selected.

According to Sony's Japanese PlayStation site, that country's PSP owners are getting a little bit extra with the 2.71 update. The page mentions new integration with Sony's Portable TV download rental service and access to downloadable demos for Loco Roco and Kazuo, a Sudoku game from Sony released here as Go! Sodoku. A downloadable Loco Roco demo was released alongside the 2.70 PSP update in Japan, but the PSP's Internet browser could not display the site from which it could be retrieved.

In January, Sony announced that US PSPs would get the Portable TV-like ability to download movies and short clips from Sony's iTunes-rival Connect site. The company set a March deadline for that update, but it was unable to meet that date. This morning, a Sony representative told GameSpot that there were no new details or time frame announced for when that functionality would be added.

Discussion

117 comments
H_Spencer
H_Spencer

I have an 8gig memory in my PSP and Sudoku says there isn't enough room to save.... anyone else have this problem or know how to fix it?

Bmato
Bmato

Any one know how to get roms on PSP?

jimmarn
jimmarn

lol... i think the only way to degrade psp is if u got 2.0. I did it myself for a while. But mutch of it sucks... i have now 2.71 because i think if the demo's are availible, i think some hackers will find a way to make games so the psp think's it's a demo :D that way we can download games to the memory stick and play'em like in 1.5... i think mario smash was a fun game to the 1.5 and hope someone will make it work with games on 2.17 too :D :) but i'm shure someone will make a degrade to 2.17 in a while too

mastashake201
mastashake201

yeah.. is there any way to "de-update" my psp? i just recently found out about homebrews and emulators but i updated mine before i knew about them.. i tried formatting my memory stick but nope, still 2.71

carl2tan
carl2tan

yeah, where are all the games we want to see? -devil may cry -gran turismo -god of war -tekken (well thats on its way) -all of the first party sony franchises?

professor2211
professor2211

ALL OF THIS DOWNLOADING STUFF WITH THE PSP MAKES NO SENSE. DOES ANYBODY AGREE WITH ME??????????

TorugotoShinsan
TorugotoShinsan

Too bad this update didn't include this: Game: - PSP now has the ability to play decent games - Users can now play games for more then a maximum of 2 hours without getting more - Developers realize that it is pathetic that old SNES games are more fun then anything they put on the PSP Music: - Finally made every song type playable == Has this guy even played Mega man, Generation of Chaos, Monster Hunter, Tales of Eternia, Metal gear Acid 1&2, Ridge Racer, Breath of Fire III, Untold legends, Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim? I could go on all day >.>

xbox_gamer1
xbox_gamer1

I'll stick with my homebrews and emulators.

Kniferkia
Kniferkia

mm... More Bandwidth lost for those hosting the demos ;(

bunty_007
bunty_007

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Agreb91
Agreb91

Yes Loco Roco! Its a small update but worth it!

ukpet_anime
ukpet_anime

Can we ever go easy on the cynicism of the Psp? Seriously there are some very good games of quite a few genres (not just racing as Joe public would like you to believe) Makes me wonder whats next on the list of software updates. Some office tools like schedule/calendar/alarmclock maybe?

FuriousD6
FuriousD6

The English version of the Loco Roco demo is available on the PSP's special website.

LinkErdrich
LinkErdrich

How about a game that will make me actually want to buy the system?

synapticflow
synapticflow

Well I have 2 PSPs, a 1.5 and a 2.6. I'll keep udating the 2.6 and keep my 1.5 for "special" things.

thegame584
thegame584

how do you down load them any way

a0me
a0me

Not really a fan of the PSP but that LocoRoco demo rocks!

billwazoo
billwazoo

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theKSMM
theKSMM

Nice incremental update, good if for no other reason than to show that Sony is continuing to support and make plans for the PSP. I think the downloadable games would be really nice if Sony ever gets around to creating an online service a la XBOX Live! Arcade. And I suspect a lot of us are looking forward to seeing them open up that PlayStation library on the PSP too. I wonder how much those games will cost to download...

carlosmutaz
carlosmutaz

I think this is a cool update, since you can download game demos.

keitaro0516
keitaro0516

damm `im gonna bay another psp XD one for new games and new fiemware and the other one for 1.5 firmaware !!!!!

jaymaster007
jaymaster007

Wait until 3.0, its gonna be mutha fudgin tizight.

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

By the end of this year the PSP will drop its price.

condemned100
condemned100

sounds awesome, but i don't have a psp yet

Disgaeamad
Disgaeamad

Not a huge Update to the PSP or anything, but still great nonetheless.

ocdog45
ocdog45

bout to do it right now

RoboticZombie
RoboticZombie

sony is really behind they add the feature to play demos but theres only two demos that you can play. wtf is that sony this is really getting on my nerves.

shizwill03
shizwill03

The last thing I remember about the Firmware updates is the inability to use ROMs [SNES, Sega, etc.]. If that is still out I will not get a PSP. If there is a workaround......I will wait for another price drop. :D

skitzocyko
skitzocyko

WOW my PSP only plays dust. What a waste of money. Thanx Sony!!

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

psp still isn't getting any better games....

badboy1991
badboy1991

Loco-Roco is the size of about 7.68 MB

new_orion
new_orion

Rage against the machine? humm black_sage... if u don

bunty_007
bunty_007

And My name is Mohammad Adil

Black_Sage89
Black_Sage89

Too bad this update didn't include this: Game: - PSP now has the ability to play decent games - Users can now play games for more then a maximum of 2 hours without getting more - Developers realize that it is pathetic that old SNES games are more fun then anything they put on the PSP Music: - Finally made every song type playable

Black_Sage89
Black_Sage89

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Black_Sage89
Black_Sage89

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COAdonis
COAdonis

are the demo's playable??? and whats the link?

Jimbokundesu
Jimbokundesu

*yawn* wake me when Valkyrie Profile ships....