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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2005, 08:24:48 AM »

PSP firmware version 1.51 update

The update will do: "Revisions to strengthen security." I suppose updating will prevent you from using any exploits, but I wouldn't put it past Sony to put firmware version requirements into future games or networking.

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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2005, 09:40:24 AM »

From what I've heard, games are already on the way that require the update.

I've also heard that games can update the firmware themselves...
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2005, 03:31:33 PM »

Sony cuts PSP production by 1/3

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The successful launches of PSP in Japan and the United States would indicate the launches have gone according to plan, but that's not necessarily the case. While meeting with suppliers, Sony reportedly plans to manufacture only 12 million units, reports Next Generation from Japan's Nikkei BP.

Previously, suppliers had expected orders in excess of 18 million units for the portable hardware. No reasons were cited in the original article, and representatives for Sony Computer Entertainment America were not available for comment.

Working off a delay from March, PSP is currently scheduled to launch in Europe in September.
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2005, 04:17:01 PM »

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Sony cuts PSP production by 1/3

And I remember back before the PSP launch when various idiotic retail managers and other fanboys predicted the impending demise of Nintendo...2 years and they are dead, and other silly crap.

The DS is selling very well, and we don't even have Pokemon and Zelda games for it yet.   It'll probably outsell the PSP in Japan, and the PSP will probably outsell the DS here.   It's funny how the PSP is getting larger share here (with the overpriced Value Pack) than in Japan (reasonably priced bare system).

By the time it's all said and done, we'll probably have a situation like the Megadrive and Super Famicom; as close to a dead heat as it gets in this business.

And GBA/SP/Micro will outsell them both by a large margin.

The end result will probably be Sony grabbing 25-30% of the overall handheld market, kind of like Xbox 1.   Sony should consider this a success and be pretty happy!   Nintendo should also be happy with the DS.

The PSP is a very nice, very sexy system and I'm glad I have one.   But it's not going to take over the handheld market.   Too expensive, too big, too fragile.   This market will always belong to systems that are affordable, small, light, and durable....and that don't have load times.
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #34 on: July 21, 2005, 06:51:43 AM »

UPDATE2: PSP System Software version 2.0 Update

From July, 27th, 2005, the new system software update will start. This update will upgrade your system version to 2.0. Changelog:

Main function updated in system software version 2.0
- Network
Internet browser added
* Macromedia Flash is not supported. A part of the web pages might not be displayed correctly
* The startup of the internet browser can be limited.

- Video
Jump function added (UMD Video & UMD Music)
A-B repeat function added (UMD Video & UMD Music & videos stored in Memory sticks)
"4:3 mode" added to Video mode (videos stored in Memory sticks)
Sound mute function added (videos stored in Memory sticks)
MP4 (AVC) format playback support added (videos stored in Memory sticks)

-Music
Can accept music tracks in Atract3 Plus format from "Sonicstage" under version 3.2 (now for pre-order)
MP4 (AAC) & Wave (Linear PCM) format playback support added (music stored in Memory sticks)

- Photo
Wallpaper function added
Image receiving function added
TIFF, GIF, PNG, BMP format supported

- Settings
"Korean language" added to "system settings" -> "System language"
"Character set" added to "system settings"
"Theme settings" added
"Internet browser startup limit" added to "Security settings"
"WPA-PSK (TKIP)" added to security method in "Network settings"
Keyboard now support web input.
* All the setting before the upgrade will be preserved.

UPDATE: Firmware 2.0 has been confirmed. It will be releasing on July, 27th.








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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #35 on: July 21, 2005, 08:14:46 AM »

Is this Japan only for the 2.0 release as of now?  Or will it be available to us here in the US as well?
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2005, 10:26:32 AM »

This is how they try to get emulator fiends like me to upgrade.

I'll stick with my homebrewed apps.   I'm sure we'll see some really sweet browsers at some point.
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2005, 08:31:59 PM »

Is this Japan only for the 2.0 release as of now?  Or will it be available to us here in the US as well?

Japan only as of now. US release date is still unknown.
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #38 on: July 22, 2005, 11:09:21 AM »

Here's my impression of a white PSP laying on a desk:

<lies on desk, not moving>
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #39 on: July 27, 2005, 07:15:37 AM »

Looks like the JP 2.0 firmware released today works on the US PSP.
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #40 on: July 27, 2005, 05:11:05 PM »

I downloaded the 2.0 update but can't get the web browser to work for me. I keep getting a DNS error. Anyone had browsing success?

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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #41 on: July 27, 2005, 06:59:46 PM »

Pieter, I downloaded it earlier and havent had any problems.
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #42 on: July 28, 2005, 12:15:34 AM »

I downloaded the 2.0 update but can't get the web browser to work for me. I keep getting a DNS error. Anyone had browsing success?

Pieter

If you're just letting it assign DNS server automatically, you might want to manually input your router's IP address.
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #43 on: July 28, 2005, 08:51:46 AM »

I downloaded the 2.0 update but can't get the web browser to work for me. I keep getting a DNS error. Anyone had browsing success?

Pieter

I downloaded it and it worked fine for me as well.  I'm pretty impressed so far.  While the lack of a keyboard is a pain and the controls take a few minutes to get used to, it worked well for me overall.

I also like the ability to manually change to background theme and add a wallpaper photo if I so choose.
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Re: PSP impressions
« Reply #44 on: July 28, 2005, 10:03:14 AM »

Wow, I didn't know so many people would give up their emulators and homebrew so easily.

Me, I'm holding out.  :)
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