The PSP Go officially launches today and to prepare everyone for the next generation of handheld technology, Sony is readying firmware update v6.10.

Freshly detailed over at the PlayStation Blog , this latest update should be downloaded "to ensure full compatibility with MediaGo and with all PSP titles." Key features will include SenseMe channels, which is the new – and previously described – music application for the PSP "that uses Sony's proprietary 12 Tone Analysis technology to evaluate music tracks that have been imported from Media Go application on your PC to your PSP." Basically, this neat little feature separates and organizes your tracks into 12 different channels. The Media Go enhancements are also on the way – watch that video to learn more – and the PlayStation Store for the PSP and PSP Go is also getting an overhaul. Lastly, they tell us about "Tethering," which lets us use a bluetooth mobile device, like a mobile phone, as a modem to connect your PSP to the Internet. How sweet is that? Oh, the PSP sure has come a long way in just a few short years, and we have no doubt that Sony will continue to push the envelope in the realm of portable technology. They kinda have to, at this point; the competition in the form of the Nintendo DS won't sit on its laurels, either.

We're wondering how many people remember the early days of the PSP, and if they have good memories, they should be able to compare that time to what we have available today. …pretty damn big leap, huh?

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Kowhoho
Kowhoho
11 years ago

I have a fairly large music collection, and I also have moods! SenseMe seems to be perfect for me.
On the subject of music, I've been into The Fratellis lately. They can do no wrong as far as I can see.


Last edited by Kowhoho on 9/30/2009 10:04:00 PM

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

You mean besides pluralizing a word that's already a plural? ; D

BTW I can't agree, but to each his own.

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

i will have a bunch of money tomorrow and if i wander into best buy and see a psp go i just might end up buying it. i am trying not to but i know i will end up in best buy anyway. the whole bluetooth thing is getting me. i kind of like what they are doin with the psp go. not sure guess i will find out when im in the store.

TheCrazyMerc
TheCrazyMerc
11 years ago

I know how u feel man because that word bluetooth just comes to me. I just hate untangling my headphones. I guess thats a woot for sony creating a PSP with bluetooth. Woot-Woot!!!

chucknasty
chucknasty
11 years ago

I heard you can use the BT to use a six axis controller which I find amusing.

mikeyp323
mikeyp323
11 years ago

Despite not being able get cheap games because they are downloaded, or be able to trade-in any games you have finished you mean?

I like the idea of a PSP Go until I look at the practicalities really 🙁

Chaps
Chaps
11 years ago

I still remember when the PSP came out, how people would -*battery dies*

No longer do people mock the handheld.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

I say old Chap, be kind.

To make the battery die quickly you had to use the original smaller battery, push the screen brightness to high, turn up the sound to max, turn on the wireless module and play a UMD movie disc. With the backlight burning bright and the built in speakers (that were larger and louder in the PSP-1000 along with spinning that bloody heavy UMD full time, I hesitate to think how quickly you could burn through the old slim battery.

Personally I've always been able to get a good 3-4 hours from my PSP-1000 as long as I use one of the two dimmer backlight settings along with fairly quiet sound, and remember to disable the LAN unit when I'm not needing it. I get longer on the PSP-2000 with the enhanced UMD caching, and Soul Calibur Broken Destiny installs itself to a memory stick reducing the UMD use even further. I can get 4-6 hours on the PSP-2000. It seems like longer if I remember to put the thing into standby when I need to break away from the game for a moment.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I have no issues with my battery. I have a launch PSP-1000. Get about 4 to 6 hours out of it.

___________
___________
11 years ago

4-6 hours?
i was lucky to get 3 out of it.
i bought one mainly to use on long trips, turned it on in the plane used it for 30 minutes turned it off.
got to the hotel played it for a hour or so and it was flat.
my freaking laptop has better battery life than the psp, and my laptop is a power sucking oven.
runs so dam hot you could set clay on it.
anyone for roast beef?

mikeyp323
mikeyp323
11 years ago

I can normally get just over 6 hours I think, but I do use the methods that TheHighlander outlined

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

@nouseforaname

do you turn it off or keep it on standby all the time? I keep tha back light on te lowest setting an the volume low or use head phones. I rarely use standby unless Im interupted and can't save. Power lasts a good 4 to 6 hours. I played Dissidia for 4 hours streight the other day. Battery still going strong after all this time.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

@Jawknee

I actually prefer the PSP-1000 for it's better sound. The sound on the PSP-2000 doesn't seem as powerful, or sound as 'full'. It also feels more solid in your hands.

That said, I do like my PSP-2000. The extra ability to cache UMD access really helps with battery duration. Also whether it's an optical illusion or not, I think the screen on the 2000 is better.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I've never had any experience with a 2000 or a 3000. I was interested in the AV feature. I wanted to play Crisis Core on my TV. But it wasnt an important enough feature to make me go out an buy a new PSP. My 1000 still rocks so I can't see myself changing anytime soon.

Funny how the 1000 has the fuller sound. I always thought the sound was dainty. My wife just says it's because I'm losing my hearing due to playing loud music all my life. She maybe right. My iPod volume limit isnt to my satisfaction either.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I just downloaded this. GT PSP is already available for download. GoW Chains of Olympus is up there too.

Anyone know if Sony has any plans for a Mac version of Media Go? I don't have a PC anymore. 🙁


Last edited by Jawknee on 10/1/2009 12:03:21 AM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Fuck Mac 🙂

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Haha I wanted a new Vaio but the wife need a Mac for her work.

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

Massive store update is live. Wow. Lots of stuff. I saw the PSP games (UMD and vouchers) were already in stores today, September 30 and I even saw the PSP Go for sale. I guess they wanted them ready for those that might happen to be looking early.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I'm loving it, my PSP1000 just got some love.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

If nothing else, all PSP owners should be *very* grateful to Sony for the PSP Go. Look at the impact it's having on the supply of downloadable content for all PSPs. Tremendous!

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

That all kind of sounded so-so, until I read that one word, "tethering". That made me smile.

___________
___________
11 years ago

it would be interesting to see if sony converts some of the old UMD movies onto the PSN store.
thats the only thing i used my psp for, well that and splinter cell logans shadow.
the one good game on psp.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

UMD movies were one of the worst ideas for the PSP. Why carry around a dozen UMDs when you can just convert any avi, ect. and put them on the memory stick.

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

you do know of the video tab that has been on the store for like a year right? i mean ur comment is kind of confusing… is there certain movies you are refering to… you only found one game that you like on your psp?

JAMES M
JAMES M
11 years ago

not on the uk store i think we get that next month

___________
___________
11 years ago

and you do know thats only available to the US right?
mayb 3.
logans shadow.
dark mirror.
R&C size matters.
GOW chains of olympus.
thats about it, hardly worth 450 bucks sonys asking for the go.


Last edited by ___________ on 10/1/2009 9:18:20 AM

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

on the other end of updates, the store was already updated. the new Qore is up, a demo for Brutal Legend is on there as well as Need for Speed: Shift. 2 new Fallout 3 content packs also. i really want the Fallout 3 content but i am not sure if i want to download it.

they have a few minis up already and wow are there a lot of psp games up there.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

This update is so great. There are tons of great content and I applaud Sony for sticking to their word and releasing all of this at once. I think I played Fieldrunners for close to 2 hours before falling asleep. I can't get enough Tower Defense games. Pixel Junk Monsters anyone?

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I still haven't bought Crystal Defenders. I need to.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Me too, the demo hooked me. Simple game as it is, where is the PSP version?

You know, where a developer of a PSN game has built the same game on both PS3 and PSP, they ought to consider bundling the PS3 and PSP versions together. Something like a buy one get one half price offer to encourage users of PS3 and PSP to get the game for both units.


Last edited by TheHighlander on 10/1/2009 11:24:03 AM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I agree Highlander. I bought the expansion pack for Pixel Junk Monsters as well and it's game play is so addictive. I'm unsure of when the PSP version is being released but I plan on buying it as soon as it is. Too bad they don't do some sort of deal.

Btw Comet Crash is fun too, it gives you offensive units as well.

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

I also enjoyed the CD demo, but it mostly made me want to play FFTactics. : D

PJM PSP was released yesterday, as I'm sure you now know.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 10/2/2009 2:41:47 AM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Yup I bought it 🙂

I bought Crystal Defenders a month ago and it was fun for about a week, after that it got boring. PJMonsters has yet to ware off, it's VERY addictive and I love the fact that I now have it for PS3 and PSP.


Last edited by LimitedVertigo on 10/2/2009 3:33:08 AM

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

PSP Minis seem over priced for small budget titles. Tetris is $10… Really? I like Tetris but for $10 I'll go ahead and buy a full PSP game on the store that are the same freaking price.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Compare the mini's against phone games. The last time I checked Tetris was $10 on my phone too.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I agree with you Oya, 10 dollars is a ripoff. I don't care what it's priced on another platform. It shoudnt be more than 5 dollars.

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

But this Tetris is pretty bad, there are flash games online that have more production value then these Minis.

And I hear one of the games is also on the iPhone for 99 cents, but the Minis one is $6.99.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Crap, that's ridiculous, with the download size of these games – and their price – they should at least have some production values.

Geez, how hard can it be to port on of the more decent versions of Tetris to the PSP, it's not that hard. They'd need to make some changes to the library calls and User Interface code, but other than that it'd pretty much be a straight re-compile.

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

after seeing the price of some games i dont know that i want to be stuck having only digital downloads. i do own a psp 2000 but a psp go with bluetooth sounds good. i think i will wait to see what all they do with the bluetooth and if there will be a psp 4000 with umd and bluetooth. the go may be easier for me to hold as my psp now gives me a weird hand cramp sometimes.

i did see god of war chains of olympus was only like $16 that was kind of a shock but i dont think i want to take out the middle man tryin to clear his store shelves markin games down


Last edited by frylock25 on 10/1/2009 9:27:13 AM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

I'm kind of hoping that publishers start selling a super thin game case with box art, the manual and a card inside with the redeem code to download the game. That way retailers don't have to worry about not being involved in download sales at all, and users that want something concrete get a case, a manual and the redeemable code card for their game. I'd be happy to buy games that way. Paying the same price for a download as I do for the physical game feels wrong when I don't get a case, box art, manual or disc.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

That's what I was hoping for too Highlander. Seems like the best idea. Kinda like how some blue rays come with a digital copy of the movie you can download from iTunes for free. I'd like to get a PSP Go but not if I have to rely 100% on digital media. I like having the box and manual, same reason I still buy CDs even though I use my iPod most of the time.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Someone posted a video of a PSP Go hands on, and at first the size difference didn't seem that great, then they brought in a DSi, and opened it up. OMG, the PSPGo is tiny by comparison. The DSi looks like a clunky big lump o'plastic along side the PSP Go's sleek curves and slide opener.

lionfire
lionfire
11 years ago

its pretty small. a little weird to get used to holding. it has a really nice screen, but make sure you get a screen protector for it. i got mine at toysrus and got a free 20 dollar psn card, i dont know if anyone else has deals going on.

all in all i like the new system, but so far prefer my phat only because i have so many games for it. i like idea of not having to go to the store for a new game for the handheld.

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