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Sony says ‘No’ to UMD swap shops

Sony has confirmed that owners of old-school PlayStation Portable (PSP) units won’t be able to transfer UMD-based games onto the digital-only PSP Go! The PSP Go! doesn’t feature a UMD bay, but Sony had previously said it was considering ways of allowing UMD games to be transferred onto the PSP Go! Details of how Sony hoped to …
James Sherwood, 25 Sep 2009

PSP Go pulled to pieces

The PlayStation Portable Go won’t be available in Blighty for several weeks yet, but images of a dismantled model have already appeared online. PSP_Go_opened_04 Images of Sony's PSP Go from the inside reveal its embedded battery Gadget teardowns are nothing new, but what makes these shots of the PSP Go’s innards so …
James Sherwood, 27 Aug 2009

PSP Go will support UMDs, sort of

Sony’s PlayStation Portable Go may dispense with the UMD mini-disc format, but the electronics giant says it won’t leave trading up gamers out in the cold. The firm is currently designing a digital delivery system that’ll allow owners of, say, the PSP-1000 to play their UMD-based games on the new PSP Go. Exactly how the …

UMD-less PSP to get E3 games show launch?

Sony will launch a redesigned PlayStation Portable (PSP) at this year’s E3 videogames show in Los Angeles next month, industry moles have revealed. PSP_e3_mockup A mockup of what the new PSP may look like Image courtesy 1UP Sources “directly involved” with the upcoming PSP have told gaming website 1UP that the updated …
James Sherwood, 29 Apr 2009

Sony talks up 'digital only format' PSP game

Sony has announced that an upcoming PlayStation Portable videogame may not be released on UMD. Instead the firm’s considering opting to release Patapon 2 on a “digital only format” as a “one time test case” for digital downloads. However, Sony Computer Entertainment America’s announcement should be taken with a pinch of salt …
James Sherwood, 14 Apr 2009

Sony sketches downloads-as-standard PSP timeframe

Despite promising earlier this week that downloadable PlayStation Portable (PSP) games will become more commonplace in 2009, Sony executive John Koller has hinted that digital game downloads as standard are still several years away. Speaking at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Koller - Director of Hardware …
James Sherwood, 27 Mar 2009

Sony talks up PSP digital downloads

Sony has confirmed that downloadable games will become a much bigger feature on the PlayStation Portable (PSP) throughout the rest of 2009. John Koller, Sony Computer Entertainment America's Director of Hardware Marketing, told Wired that “one of our big pushes this year is to be sure that the right kind of content and the …
James Sherwood, 25 Mar 2009

Sony to unveil PSP... car?

A picture has popped up online which suggests Sony may have teamed up with Gallic car maker Citroën to make a PlayStation Portable-branded car. Citron_PSP_03 Citroën's C-Crosser Exclusive PSP: yet to be confirmed The leaked picture’s source isn’t known, but it clearly shows a PSP logo stuck onto the back of the car …
James Sherwood, 11 Mar 2009

PSP is 'vibrant platform', says Atari chief

Sony’s PlayStation Portable has had its ups and downs of late, but an executive from Atari has labelled the handheld console a “vibrant platform”. Phil Harrison is a former Sony executive but now President of Atari. He said he’s “sure [Atari] will continue to publish on PSP”, at a recent London gaming event, according to a …

Sony pumps up PSP screen

Updated Sony has broken its silence over recent rumours that's it's readying a redesigned PlayStation Portable and unveiled the sexy new PSP-3000 at the ongoing Leipzig games developers convention. The new model features an “advanced” 4.3in, 480 x 272, 16:9 ratio LCD screen that now allows gamers to see brighter colours and a better- …
James Sherwood, 21 Aug 2008

Sony profits down, but PS3 sales up

The financial results for Sony's first quarter of 2008 are out, and things aren’t looking good. However, the firm's PlayStation business will be smiling because PS3 and PSP sales increased. For three months ended June 2008, Sony only brought in ¥35bn (£163m/$326m) – representing a 47 per cent drop from the ¥66.5bn (£312m/$618m …
James Sherwood, 29 Jul 2008

PSP going nowhere, gaming exec alleges

Sony hasn't a clue what to do with the PlayStation Portable (PSP), and if it doesn't sort matters out quickly, developers will desert the platform, it has been claimed. Rob Cooper, UK managing director of French videogames publisher Ubisoft, this week told website that the handheld console lacks direction. …

Fayrewood ends takeover talks

Fayrewood has ended takeover talks with North Atlantic Value LLP which could have led to the company being bought. Distributor Fayrewood, which trades as Interface Solutions, had been in talks since November 2007. It is not the first time the company has been rebuffed by a suitor - previous takeover talks in 2005 were also …
John Oates, 8 May 2008

Fayrewood sells shares in ComputerLinks

Computer hardware and software distributor Fayrewood plc has today sold its shares in ComputerLinks AG. Fayrewood owned 27.47 per cent of ComputerLinks AG, a European value-added distributor of computer security products. The firm said that the net proceeds from the sale are expected to be €27.4m, having traded at €13.55 …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Mar 2007

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