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Sony: Portable Copy For PS3/PSP Drops "Later This Year"

It's a rumor that took only a short while to clear up, thanks to Kotaku contacting Sony about the subject at hand. It first arrived courtesy of PC World, when they said firmware update 2.20 for the PlayStation 3 would include Portable Copy, a feature that allows users to copy Blu-Ray movies over to the PSP for viewing.

However, this feature didn't arrive with update 2.20, which quickly invalidated the preceding announcement. It's too bad - it's an awesome idea, really - and it would certainly improve the connectivity functionality of the PS3 and PSP, which has been a primary goal of Sony's. But don't despair: it may not have come with 2.20, but it is on the way. Sony Pictures told Kotaku that they plan to release the first Blu-Ray movies with Portable Copy "later this year," although we don't have an exact release date. Of course, this may also require a firmware update for the PSP, so Sony is currently working on this process to make the technology available for 2008 is out.

Forget about UMD; Blu-Ray on the go is the way of the future! As soon as we learn more about an estimated launch date for Portable Copy, we'll be sure to let you know.

3/30/2008 Ben Dutka

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Zapix
Monday, March 31, 2008 @ 3:34:52 AM
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heh, yet another reason to own both a PS3 and PSP since they go very nicely together. Will be nice to have this feature, but I'm wondering what the space needed for a movie will be.

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ThePoetRazel
Monday, March 31, 2008 @ 6:02:30 AM

I think we may need some sort of external HDD for the PSP soon.

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bamf
Monday, March 31, 2008 @ 10:09:27 AM
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Haven't Sony made deals to use divX and they talked about allowing developers to use divX technology for videos in the games?
It sounds to me that there will be a seperate file in future blu-ray releases for this PS3 to PSP copy and if its a divX file it would mean an update for the PSP to play divX videos, which will be another cool feature for the PSP. DivX movies stand around 700mb each and that would be amazing quality on the PSP as I've did remote play of a divX movie from the PS3 and it looked really sharp on the PSP's small screen.

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Minishmaru
Monday, March 31, 2008 @ 10:28:43 AM
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Is it true?!? Omg...I got rid of my broken psp1000 yesterday thanks to a random guy on craigslist (sold it for $50 compared to $10 from GameStop) And i'm going to buy the PSP slim soon...wow that just reeks of awesomeness :) Btw...is it true that Microsoft is trying to get in on the portable gaming too? I heard someone mention a Xbox 180...not sure if they were kidding about taht or not, maybe the name but not the idea of them getting into portables they already tried the lame Zune vs Ipod thing...laughable

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