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A Closer Look At the UMD

Continuing our weekend deluge of PSP information, we're now going to take a
look at the UMD – the 1.8gig disc, which is the storage medium of the PSP.

The UMD box is clear, and it has an insert with the front, side, and rear box
art, just like a PS2 game. It's also rather small – only about half an inch
taller than a dollar bill.

The disc itself is much smaller than I thought it would be, and even
including the size of its case (it can't be removed), it's smaller than a
GameCube disc.

There's a sliding button on the top of the system that pops open the tray on
the back of the system, and then you simply slide it in.

You've no doubt seen size comparisons of the UMD already, but we're hooking
you up with some comparisons to games for systems you might not have seen yet. The Virtual
Boy, Atari Lynx, Famicom Disk System, and are just a few of the shots
we've gotten.

We'll be updating all weekend with tons of pictures, impressions of Ridge Racers
and Hot Shots Golf, and answering any questions you have about the system. If
you'd like to ask a question about the system, post it here in our forums , and I'll do my best to answer it for the Sunday update.

Check out all of the updates in our PSP series:
< A look at the
PSP's box.

Inside the
PSP's menus.

A closer look
at the UMD.

The Evolution
of Sony.

PSP System

PSP and Other

Racers Review.

Minna no Golf
(Hot Shots PSP) Impressions.

PSP Save

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