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Sony reveals plans for NGP backwards compatibility

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Feb 2011 19:52 User comments (21)

Sony reveals plans for NGP backwards compatibility Sony has revealed today that the company is pushing developers to bring games formerly released on UMD to the upcoming NGP (PSP2), porting the games to the new memory cards designed for the system.
Furthermore, Sony is asking developers to add their existing games to the PlayStation Network as digital downloads, so new owners can purchase them.

If you purchased a game from the PlayStation Network, you can re-download that game for free on the new device, however, if you owned the game on UMD, you are out of luck.

The company did say it will not be releasing any external UMD accessories, so it appears that Sony is finally leaving the dead format in the past.

New to the NGP are dual micro-analog sticks, giving gamers a feature they begged for on the original PSP.

The device has a massive 5-inch multi-touch OLED screen with 960544 resolution, a multi-touch panel on the back and will run on a quad-core ARM cortex processor.

Sony has added tilt-sensitive SIXAXIS controls, standard and front-side cameras, GPS, an electric compass, Wi-Fi and 3G support.

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21 user comments

12.2.2011 20:28

r.i.p. psp 1000 and most off all psp go

22.2.2011 21:26
manfid
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i was waiting to the release of all that great psp games to the ps3 (for me, resistance, god of war, dissidia, 3 birthday, etc)
but im thinking that would never happend.
so, with the ngp, i may finally sold to buy one.
2 things i need.
1. some method that i can create apps (like android) i thing the ps3 lacks that.
2. the first point i can live without it, but i need a hdmi output, period, no hdmi output, no ngp for me.

32.2.2011 21:42

They really need to rethink their game plan here. No digital copies for UMD owners?

It will be hacked simply for that e.e

42.2.2011 23:07

It looks really, really nice...I might even buy one once they are jailbroken, so long as sony is still loosing money on every one sold and trying to make it up with games.



53.2.2011 4:32

I don't trust Sony... they said that you can redownload games free you bought from PSP lite or PSP 1000 series on the psp go then people found out that you can't because Sony doesn't allow it.

That's what I read when psp go first came out...

63.2.2011 7:08

then what the hell is the point...this is only useful for the very few who bought into the go or couldn't hack there 3000. if i can provide proof of purchase i should be able to download my game no matter the platform.


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73.2.2011 8:40

No free copies or a good discounted percent for people that bought umd games?? kiss good by my..cheek. I will not re-buy them again.

83.2.2011 9:16

Originally posted by xaznboitx:
I don't trust Sony... they said that you can redownload games free you bought from PSP lite or PSP 1000 series on the psp go then people found out that you can't because Sony doesn't allow it.

That's what I read when psp go first came out...
No, you're partially correct. The games you purchased in your PSN account are yours to keep. You can download the games in your PSN account as many times as you like. The PSP can be attached/activated to your PSN account. You can delete the games and reinstall them to your contend (game saves are in the memory folder, not affected by game deletion).

For the PSP Go, Sony had this ambitious plan, "converting" your PSP UMDs to digital version so that you don't have to purchase the same games again (a lot of people already have the PSP games on UMD). Of course, the program was too complex, i.e. how do you mail the UMDs and get a digital download voucher? How do Sony verify you own the UMD or not (not borrowed or anything)? How do you get the UMDs back after verification? Who pay shipping? And what if the PSP game is not available on digital format? Heck, how does any of that even work?

This is not what the PSP2 will go through... If you already bought the PSP games on PSN for the PSPs or Go, you can download the games to the PSP2 with ease (and no, you don't have to pay again). BUT if you have PSP games on UMD, you're out of luck.

93.2.2011 10:55

I'd like the thing to play PS2 games in emulation too. But they should be really cheap ($10).


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104.2.2011 11:04

Trophy related comments are not allowed or something? I think one of my comments got deleted, may I ask why?

115.2.2011 9:43

*rolls eyes* how about a wifi based UDM reader for 100$ that lasts 4 hours on 2-4 AA's?


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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125.2.2011 14:53

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
*rolls eyes* how about a wifi based UDM reader for 100$ that lasts 4 hours on 2-4 AA's?
Oh wow, clever... How about just stick to the good old PSP then?

135.2.2011 16:51

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
*rolls eyes* how about a wifi based UDM reader for 100$ that lasts 4 hours on 2-4 AA's?
Thats what the PSP could be, you could use it as a link PSP to PSP2 and transfer your games to Memory Cards. then connect to ps3 to authorize the games.

it will never happen though.

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145.2.2011 17:15

Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
*rolls eyes* how about a wifi based UDM reader for 100$ that lasts 4 hours on 2-4 AA's?
Thats what the PSP could be, you could use it as a link PSP to PSP2 and transfer your games to Memory Cards. then connect to ps3 to authorize the games.

it will never happen though.
Ah, it only works if each game has some sort of serial#... I mean I can easily borrow the game from my friend after she transferred it. It's up for exploit for sure...

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155.2.2011 23:21

Originally posted by Gnawnivek:
Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
*rolls eyes* how about a wifi based UDM reader for 100$ that lasts 4 hours on 2-4 AA's?
Thats what the PSP could be, you could use it as a link PSP to PSP2 and transfer your games to Memory Cards. then connect to ps3 to authorize the games.

it will never happen though.
Ah, it only works if each game has some sort of serial#... I mean I can easily borrow the game from my friend after she transferred it. It's up for exploit for sure...
how? it dose not rip the game(even then piracy is moot because it will be under used and all the PSP games have been riped already). You still need a game in the player and it connected to one PSP2 in order for it to work.

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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165.2.2011 23:43

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Originally posted by Gnawnivek:
Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
*rolls eyes* how about a wifi based UDM reader for 100$ that lasts 4 hours on 2-4 AA's?
Thats what the PSP could be, you could use it as a link PSP to PSP2 and transfer your games to Memory Cards. then connect to ps3 to authorize the games.

it will never happen though.
Ah, it only works if each game has some sort of serial#... I mean I can easily borrow the game from my friend after she transferred it. It's up for exploit for sure...
how? it dose not rip the game(even then piracy is moot because it will be under used and all the PSP games have been riped already). You still need a game in the player and it connected to one PSP2 in order for it to work.
Okay, my mistake, I thought it was an one time thing. So, it's a plug-in-per-play thing then? Eh, still an ugly thing to have, lol. It's like a collection of old VHS tapes and they can only be streamed through this retro device as long as the tape is in there.

Peace!

176.2.2011 0:11

Originally posted by Gnawnivek:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Originally posted by Gnawnivek:
Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
*rolls eyes* how about a wifi based UDM reader for 100$ that lasts 4 hours on 2-4 AA's?
Thats what the PSP could be, you could use it as a link PSP to PSP2 and transfer your games to Memory Cards. then connect to ps3 to authorize the games.

it will never happen though.
Ah, it only works if each game has some sort of serial#... I mean I can easily borrow the game from my friend after she transferred it. It's up for exploit for sure...
how? it dose not rip the game(even then piracy is moot because it will be under used and all the PSP games have been riped already). You still need a game in the player and it connected to one PSP2 in order for it to work.
Okay, my mistake, I thought it was an one time thing. So, it's a plug-in-per-play thing then? Eh, still an ugly thing to have, lol. It's like a collection of old VHS tapes and they can only be streamed through this retro device as long as the tape is in there.
I know I know but its a stop gap measure between buying digital and BWC, the hardware should pay for itself and be under 200/150$ I mean all in all it sounds reasonable.

Sony never should have tried their proprietary UMD BS and used flash from the start.....

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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186.2.2011 23:51

Flash was not that cheap then. And $ony's mem sticks cost a bomb.


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1914.5.2011 19:16
N00b3r
Unverified new user

COPYCATS!!!!! sony sucks they copy 3dss backwerds capability

2014.5.2011 19:44

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Flash was not that cheap then. And $ony's mem sticks cost a bomb.
0_o you could get 4GB for under 30$ for the average consumer they could easily get under 20 or use their own memstick design only not call it that and sell it to devs cheap, UMD was horrible and kept the system down.

2115.5.2011 2:55

Zipster!

Where have you been? Not hacking into PSN accounts then!?

;)


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