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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Does the PSP Go run on UMD's?
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
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
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),
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
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
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)
o MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC)
o H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (CABAC) (AAC)
o Baseline Profile (AAC)
o Motion JPEG (Linear PCM)
o Motion JPEG (u-Law)
Music * Memory Stick Audio Format
* 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)
*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.
If/when Geohot unlocks the PS3, won't the PSPGo be accessible through the PS3?
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.
So meaning.. I can't play psp games on the psp go and vice versa?