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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2005

    Sony: PSP Go Firmware Prevents Piracy, Unable to Rip Games

    Sony's John Koller has stated that the PSP Go has new firmware which precludes piracy and won't allow anyone to rip games.

    He added that there is now no external battery either, which is part of the 'protections' for the system.

    To quote: "We've had a lot of success with the 3000," Koller says when I bring up the issue. While the earlier models of the PSP were incredibly easy to use with ripped or downloaded games, the PSP Go is going to make things tougher on the pirates.

    "You won't be able to rip your games and play them on the system, the firmware precludes that," Koller explained. "There's no external battery, so there's a number of protections put into place on the system."

    Although this is sure to protect the PSP Go, this may come of as one slight downfall for the PSP Go now. When that battery starts to wear down, that means sending that sexy device to sony for a couple of weeks with a fee.

    More PlayStation 3 News...

  2. #2
    D3M0N2009 Guest
    The ease in which games could be pirated on the original PSP is really what caused less developers to develop for the system, so since that has been fixed for now hopefully more developers will be interested in making games for the console.

  3. #3
    victorinox Guest
    so those people who owned a psp for 4 or so years prior... will be able to easily do it =P im sure it will be cracked over something stupid, and that will be that.

  4. #4
    semitope Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by D3M0N2009 View Post
    The ease in which games could be pirated on the original PSP is really what caused less developers to develop for the system, so since that has been fixed for now hopefully more developers will be interested in making games for the console.
    I always thought the system failed before piracy. Maybe the software developers couldnt get the margins they wanted but the hardware sales are something to boast about now. I thought the reason software wasnt doing well was because there were few quality games on the system even early in its life and it had to compete with gba and ds. Honestly I never heard anything good about the systems games (at least not much) in those times.

    This will be hacked unless its got security like the ps3. And an internal battery doesnt seem to prevent what an external battery might have been used for, you just open it up. if there has never been a psp mod chip they still have the option to use it if needed.

  5. #5
    SuaveAfro Guest

    What to do?

    I'm not the one to pirate games but I thought with the psp go I could get ripped games online that I already own. I had the original one and have all my UMD's. I have not heard anything from Sony what they are planning to do about the people that own a PSP, guess if have a psp now you might be out of luck until Sony announces something.

  6. #6
    everglow21 Guest


    Does the PSP Go run on UMD's?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2005


    No it does not, so PSP Go games will be stored internally or via Memory Stick... meaning they can be updated immediately by Sony to patch exploits.

    Here are the full PSP Go specs:
    PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) go (PSP-N1000)

    Product Name PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) go

    External Approx. 128 x 16.5 x 69 mm (width x height x depth)
    dimensions (excludes largest projection)

    Weight Approx. 158g / 5.6 oz (including internal battery)

    CPU PSP(R) CPU (System clock frequency 1-333 MHz, Main
    memory 64MB)

    Display 3.8 inches (16:9) full-transparent type, TFT drive,
    480 x 272 pixel, Approx. 16,770,000 colors displayed

    Sound Built-in stereo speakers
    Built-in microphone

    Main Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b) (Wi-Fi)
    input/ Bluetooth(R)2.0 (EDR)
    output High Speed USB (USB2.0)
    Memory Stick Micro(TM)(M2(TM))
    Analog Video Out

    connectors Multi use connector
    (DC IN / OUT, USB, Video Output / Input, Sound
    Input / Output)
    Headset / Microphone connector
    Memory Stick Micro(TM)(M2(TM)) slot

    Key / Switches Directional buttons (up/down/right/left), analog
    Action buttons (triangle, circle, cross, square),
    L/R buttons
    START button, SELECT button, PS button
    POWER/HOLD switch, WLAN switch
    display button, sound button, volume (+ / -) buttons

    Power sources Lithium-Ion rechargeable internal battery pack
    AC adaptor
    USB power supply

    Internal memory 16GB (Flash Memory)

    Supported PSP(R) Game

    Access Control Region code, parental control

    Wireless Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b) (Wi-Fi)
    (Infrastructure mode / Ad hoc mode (connect up to 16
    Bluetooth(R)2.0 (EDR)

    Supplied AC adaptor
    accessories USB cable
    CD-ROM (Media Go)

    *Design and specifications are subejt to change without notice.

    Supported coded (in Memory Stick Micro (M2(TM)) / Internal memory)

    Video * Memory Stick Video Format
    o MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC)
    o H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (AAC)
    * MPEG-4
    o MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC)
    o H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (CABAC) (AAC)
    o Baseline Profile (AAC)
    * AVI
    o Motion JPEG (Linear PCM)
    o Motion JPEG (u-Law)

    Music * Memory Stick Audio Format
    o ATRAC3(TM)*8
    o ATRAC3plus(TM)*8
    o MP3
    * MP3 (MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer3)
    * MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC)
    * WAVE (Linear PCM)
    * WMA (Windows Media(R) Audio 9 Standard only)*9

    Photo * JPEG (DCF2.0/Exif2.21 compliant)
    * TIFF
    * BMP
    * GIF
    * PNG

    *8 Content protected by Open MG can be played back only when it is
    stored in M2.
    *9 WMA Playback feature needs to be enabled.

  8. #8
    rdreamernlcf Guest
    If/when Geohot unlocks the PS3, won't the PSPGo be accessible through the PS3?

  9. #9
    Shrink Guest


    You really think Geohot is gonna make it? I don't think so... Maybe he can contribute something but I don't think he will make it.

    To the guy 3 above: No the PSP Go does not have a UMD drive.

  10. #10
    everglow21 Guest
    So meaning.. I can't play psp games on the psp go and vice versa?

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