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Rumor: PSP Firmware 5.0 To Feature Direct PSN Access

The PSP is one sleek and diverse little unit, and given its ability to connect to the PlayStation 3, it means avid gamers have a darn good reason to own both platforms.

For a while now, Sony has been talking about enhancing the connectivity between the PS3 and PSP. They've already taken great strides, but there's one final step to take: give the handheld direct access to the PlayStation Network. Currently, if you want to download content on the Store for the PSP, you must first use the PS3 and then transfer it to the portable. But according to a report by French gaming site PSPGen and Exophase, the upcoming PSP firmware update will deliver this highly anticipated feature along with an "updated RSS reader capable of reading text-based articles." If you didn't already know, the RSS feature on the PSP is only limited to displaying items including only audio, video or images. Now, if firmware 5.0 really does deliver direct access to the PSN, that's going to be a huge selling point for the PSP. And remember, the new model - the PSP-3000 - already offers further incentive for interested consumers...

All we know is that this update should be released some during the fall, so we'll be on the lookout for any information regarding firmware 5.0. It would be perfect timing, what with the new model and the holidays right around the corner, but none of this has been officially confirmed just yet.

9/28/2008 John Shepard

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WaR_HaWk
Sunday, September 28, 2008 @ 10:23:28 PM
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cool

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Reccaman18
Sunday, September 28, 2008 @ 10:23:59 PM
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Dude, I hope so. This would be so big, and would be a great alternative for those w/o a pc or a PS3.

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SerendipityDeus
Sunday, September 28, 2008 @ 10:27:40 PM
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About time, can't wait for this update

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Jed
Sunday, September 28, 2008 @ 11:16:22 PM
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finally, I might download stuff for psp now

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Daedusian
Sunday, September 28, 2008 @ 11:48:06 PM
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Seems like forever since I heard they wanted to bring PS Store functionality onto the PSP. I never thought it would take this long...

But still great news tho.

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ThePoetRazel
Monday, September 29, 2008 @ 6:19:51 AM
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Finally, the long await Store access on PSP.
And even more desired for me is the text RSS. I have having to log into my PC all the time for the latest news, having it on my PSP will make things a whole lot easier. :)

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Maz
Monday, September 29, 2008 @ 9:44:43 AM
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Nice, finally i hate downloadin onto the ps3 then transferring to the psp this is gunna be a gd update

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Jon15
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 @ 5:08:00 PM
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it will save time transferring the data

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