PSP 2 - No UMD - Maybe UMD 2.0?

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#1 deegola
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Has anyone considered that the reason Sony is denying 'removing' the UMD drive from the PSP is that they are going to be adding a new version of it?

I like the idea of just downloading everything (provided they give us a hard-drive) but a next-gen PSP game could easily be 10 gigs right? So a small blu-ray(ish) version of the UMD would be able to hold plenty...then they also wouldn't upset the many UMD disc current owners...

Maybe we'll get official info by E3 this year...

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#2 194197844077667059316682358889
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Power requirements for a blue laser are much higher than for a standard one; seems unlikely to me
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#3 deactivated-5b78379493e12
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I think it more likely that Sony will eventually phase out the UMD for either completely digital download, or perhaps cheap memory sticks. They will at least decrese the loading times for games.
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#4 PSP107
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no UMD + Only DD= Massive FLOP for PSP2

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#5 k3nne3e
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no UMD + Only DD= Massive FLOP for PSP2

PSP107
exactly my thought, no umds would be limiting to the consumers, plus where are people getting these rumors about psp2
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#6 idk761
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I want the UMD. Why not put it in, if you don't use it fine, it won't be causing you any harm, beside taking up some space.
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#7 coughlanio
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I can see them taking the DS route and introducing their own flash cartridges. Why? Flash Memory is cheap right now, and most PSP games come under 1GB, and with the quanities that Sony would be producing, it would cost no more than a dollar or two for the chips. I can also see sony doing a trade-in program for early adopters of the PSP2. You can send them your UMD based games and movies, and for free, they will replace them with a flash copy.
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I can see them taking the DS route and introducing their own flash cartridges. Why? Flash Memory is cheap right now, and most PSP games come under 1GB, and with the quanities that Sony would be producing, it would cost no more than a dollar or two for the chips. I can also see sony doing a trade-in program for early adopters of the PSP2. You can send them your UMD based games and movies, and for free, they will replace them with a flash copy.havokmaster

I agree, the trade-in program would help the transition. I wouldn't mind going UMD-less if I could trade in my UMDs for digital copies

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#9 jasonharris48
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no UMD + Only DD= Massive FLOP for PSP2

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I agree
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#10 BuryMe
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I don't believe for 1 minute that the next psp will rely solely on digital distribution. I think sony is going to use some other format for the next psp. Maybe even something cartridge based to boost battery life.
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#11 Ragnarok1051
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I don't believe for 1 minute that the next psp will rely solely on digital distribution. I think sony is going to use some other format for the next psp. Maybe even something cartridge based to boost battery life.BuryMe
They better have a way for BC.
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#12 hakanakumono
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No, I doubt they will do it. I also doubt they will release a PSP2 anytime this year or next year. The PSP needs more time to establish a decent library - cutting it off now will just render the library "incomplete," in my mind. And with sony announcing major PSP titles, as well as Square's major PSP titles ... It's not as if they're cutting off support for the original PSP just yet.

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#13 rodney130
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[QUOTE="PSP107"]

no UMD + Only DD= Massive FLOP for PSP2

jasonharris48

I agree

Yeah there is no way Sony is going to go to DD only. That would be a VERY stupid move...

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#14 GodofBigMacs
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I thought about a blu-ray UMD, as well... just as long as the thing doesn't cost 300 dollars.
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[QUOTE="jasonharris48"][QUOTE="PSP107"]

no UMD + Only DD= Massive FLOP for PSP2

rodney130

I agree

Yeah there is no way Sony is going to go to DD only. That would be a VERY stupid move...

Yeah, look how it's crippled the iPhone... oh wait...
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#16 Mr_Alexander
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I hate the idea of making everything purchasable through download, some people who own a PSP don't even have a wireless internet connection, or even a credit card, this would make the PSP2 fail horribly
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#17 hakanakumono
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[QUOTE="rodney130"][QUOTE="jasonharris48"] I agreexaos

Yeah there is no way Sony is going to go to DD only. That would be a VERY stupid move...

Yeah, look how it's crippled the iPhone... oh wait...

1. iPhone is a gaming machine 3rd.

2. iPhone didn't have a previous library of material hardcopy games.

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#18 mariokart64fan
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since sony is unable to take nintendo down a peg, i doubt theyll risk it again, if psp 2 comes, you know darn well ds 2 will come and do damage lol, these are rumors god, people think sony workin on psp2 ,, not!@ they probably working on ps4 ,

they better be i dont think i want to be stuck with ps3 for 5 yrs of more lol

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#19 jasonharris48
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[QUOTE="rodney130"][QUOTE="jasonharris48"] I agreexaos

Yeah there is no way Sony is going to go to DD only. That would be a VERY stupid move...

Yeah, look how it's crippled the iPhone... oh wait...

Yeah...except for the fact most people who own a I Phone don't play games on it. DD will fail pretty hard on the PSP2.
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#20 Gaming-Planet
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What about the people that don't own internet.
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#21 impl0sion
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What about the people that don't own internet.Gaming-Planet
They could open wifi terminals in game stores, where you can go and deposit your psp for 20 minutes and when you get it back the game would be installed. Just an Idea. If they went to full downloadable games then people would just find a way to hack them and they would all be free to download in no time.
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#22 blooddog28
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I want the UMD. Why not put it in, if you don't use it fine, it won't be causing you any harm, beside taking up some space.idk761
I agree I have way too many umds