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Sony releases firmware updates for PSP and PS3

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Apr 2007 11:36 User comments (19)

Sony releases firmware updates for PSP and PS3 With Sony's latest system update, released today, PlayStation 3 gamers will soon be able to download and play PSone titles on their new console.
The firmware update, to version 1.7, introduces new technology that which will enable the console to play PSone titles bought from the PlayStation Store. These titles were only currently playable on the PSP but that is set to change. Also included in the update is the ability for save data for the PSone to be used on the PSP, and improved support for vibration functions on older console peripherals, including the Logitech GT-Force Pro steering wheel.

The update is for all owners, including those in Europe which had not had the option to download any PSone titles until today.

Sony also released a firmware update for the PSP, version 3.40. A new security system will force PSP owners to upgrade to the new firmware update if they want to continue playing emulated PSone games on their handheld.

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119.4.2007 13:25
WierdName
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The firmware update, to version 1.7, introduces new technology that which will enable the console to play PSone titles bought from the PlayStation Store. These titles were only currently playable on the PSP but that is set to change. Also included in the update is the ability for save data for the PSone to be used on the PSP, and improved support for vibration functions on older console peripherals, including the Logitech GT-Force Pro steering wheel. They didnt do this until now?

The update is for all owners, including those in Europe which had not had the option to download any PSone titles until today. Hmmm, actually released all at the same time? *begins to wonder if theres an alternate agenda*

Sony also released a firmware update for the PSP, version 3.40. A new security system will force PSP owners to upgrade to the new firmware update if they want to continue playing emulated PSone games on their handheld. *rolls eyes* I'm gonna open the poll at 4 days or less to by-pass.

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219.4.2007 15:06

Buy a game once for the PSOne and then buy it again for the PSP/PS3? Yeah right, no way in hell. Can't wait till someone hacks the PS3 to allow .iso's to be mounted and played.

319.4.2007 15:54

Originally posted by PeaInAPod:
Buy a game once for the PSOne and then buy it again for the PSP/PS3? Yeah right, no way in hell. Can't wait till someone hacks the PS3 to allow .iso's to be mounted and played.
thats the new media world you have to double buy,I am kinda ticked at Nintendo for pulling the 10$ N64 game download its a bit annoying to have to rebuy stuff you already have...of coarse it brings the old media to a new audicane but if you price it badly like a 20$ 5 year old computer game on direct 2 drive it makes you wonder WTF are they doing they will never sale enough to make a profit...

419.4.2007 15:59

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ut if you price it badly like a 20$ 5 year old computer game on direct 2 drive it makes you wonder WTF are they doing they will never sale enough to make a profit...
Took the words right out of my mouth.

519.4.2007 16:18

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[quote]ut if you price it badly like a 20$ 5 year old computer game on direct 2 drive it makes you wonder WTF are they doing they will never sale enough to make a profit...
Took the words right out of my mouth.[/quote]
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I dont blame all of d2d's pricing on them the publishers/devs have a hand in tooling with the price.

for me its simple a new game is 20-10 off no questions in 8-28 months its halved and left there for another 24 months then halved again and that is the price it can stay at until the game becomes 5 years old at that time its 5.99.

Of coarse look at where gaming is headed shallow games for shallow people much like hollywoods shallowitzing stuff in order to make it cheaper to make so the young will see it 3X instead of making it quality and having everyone buy it once, they also like their double profits and refuse to shape up,I bet in the next 10 years GS/EB will stop selling used games so they can push new games only.
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619.4.2007 17:28
ThaJazz
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EB/Gamestop will never stop selling used games the profit margin on used games is incredible not mention that they rob evreybody that trade in a game for their store credit.like this you buy a 60.00 360 game play it for 1 week beat it trade it in you get 25.00 max for that same game that is only a week old.and then they resell that game for 55.00 tell me do you think they would stop this form of highway robbery.i think not.and lets not even go there with the used consoles

719.4.2007 17:47

Originally posted by ThaJazz:
EB/Gamestop will never stop selling used games the profit margin on used games is incredible not mention that they rob evreybody that trade in a game for their store credit.like this you buy a 60.00 360 game play it for 1 week beat it trade it in you get 25.00 max for that same game that is only a week old.and then they resell that game for 55.00 tell me do you think they would stop this form of highway robbery.i think not.and lets not even go there with the used consoles

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well they stopped selling used PC games so its not to far fetched

saving room on not selling used games to sale over stock at cost then "used" games will be recert'd and sold like new or some corporate BS to double charge...I can see it happening since the death of retail used PC games.

819.4.2007 19:57
ThaJazz
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pc and console games are not in same market whole different aninmal.the retail markup on a console game and a pc game where never the same.and they never will be trust me on that

919.4.2007 21:42

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thats the new media world you have to double buy,I am kinda ticked at Nintendo for pulling the 10$ N64 game download its a bit annoying to have to rebuy stuff you already have...
Agreed. I think most VC games are overpriced by a few dollars.

1020.4.2007 4:37

Originally posted by PeaInAPod:
Buy a game once for the PSOne and then buy it again for the PSP/PS3? Yeah right, no way in hell.

Did I miss something? You don't have to buy that game twice... (Unless the PS3 doesn't support the original game, wich is very plausible with the European version... :( ) You can just go to PSStore or whatever it is and buy some games you're interested in and play them through an emulator in PS3, and you don't need the original disc for it. At least, that's how I understood it...

1120.4.2007 4:40

Originally posted by ThaJazz:
pc and console games are not in same market whole different aninmal.the retail markup on a console game and a pc game where never the same.and they never will be trust me on that
I tend to worry that they will try and pull some BS to re cret games and make sure they are uncopied and whatever and make the consumer pay more I know that sounds silly but its not to far fetched I have boycotted them anyway over the used PC game thing.


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thats the new media world you have to double buy,I am kinda ticked at Nintendo for pulling the 10$ N64 game download its a bit annoying to have to rebuy stuff you already have...
Agreed. I think most VC games are overpriced by a few dollars.[/quote]Hell I think they have a racket going 60$ one day 30$ a week/month later.

the retail end is losing a huge chunk of their profit by playing this game altho I guess its better than 45 for a set time of 18 months then 29 for 18 more months than 11 for the rest of its shelf life.

1220.4.2007 4:45

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Originally posted by PeaInAPod:
Buy a game once for the PSOne and then buy it again for the PSP/PS3? Yeah right, no way in hell.

Did I miss something? You don't have to buy that game twice... (Unless the PS3 doesn't support the original game, wich is very plausible with the European version... :( ) You can just go to PSStore or whatever it is and buy some games you're interested in and play them through an emulator in PS3, and you don't need the original disc for it. At least, that's how I understood it...
the new PS3s will offer 40-50% BWC
the old PC3s offer 70-80% BWC

but you have made a great point,dig distro lets people who lost or never had the old game to have it again.

1320.4.2007 15:25

To clarify something on the eb/gamestop used theory. I always buy used..even if its $55. The thing is, you can return it in a weeks time for a full refund when its Used. I know you may think you are getting ripped off on the new game trade ins.. do what I do. Wait a week or so , buy it used..beat it and take it back. No harm No foul.

1420.4.2007 15:28

Originally posted by nottastud:
To clarify something on the eb/gamestop used theory. I always buy used..even if its $55. The thing is, you can return it in a weeks time for a full refund when its Used. I know you may think you are getting ripped off on the new game trade ins.. do what I do. Wait a week or so , buy it used..beat it and take it back. No harm No foul.

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return with refund or store credit?
thats new which stores do that?

1520.4.2007 16:03

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Originally posted by nottastud:
To clarify something on the eb/gamestop used theory. I always buy used..even if its $55. The thing is, you can return it in a weeks time for a full refund when its Used. I know you may think you are getting ripped off on the new game trade ins.. do what I do. Wait a week or so , buy it used..beat it and take it back. No harm No foul.

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return with refund or store credit?
thats new which stores do that?
All eb/gamestops do it and have been for a while.If its used and within 7 days, Its refunded in the currency you pay.

1620.4.2007 16:04
ThaJazz
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yes it is a good deal if you buy used but not if you trade in.

1720.4.2007 16:08

Originally posted by ThaJazz:
yes it is a good deal if you buy used but not if you trade in.
I tend to buy games I "know" of for under 30.
but next time I wonder into a EB/GS I will check that :X

1821.4.2007 19:29

Well its good to see that Sony will make it possible for us to play our ps1 games on the ps3, but can they do something about the graphics that we get with the ps1 games :)

1922.4.2007 2:54

Originally posted by borhan9:
Well its good to see that Sony will make it possible for us to play our ps1 games on the ps3, but can they do something about the graphics that we get with the ps1 games :)
Emulation can fix that however I wonder if sony really cares enough about older games to do soemthing.

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