PSP News: PSP Firmware 5.0 Details - PSP News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

PSP Firmware 5.0 Details

Just like the PlayStation 3, the PSP has just gotten its due firmware update, and this one is numero cinco-punto-cero -- that's 5.0, folks. Our little portable wonder has come a long way, and yet the firmware updates keep on coming. Believe it or not, there are still some cool features left to squeeze out the PSP.

For starters, owners who frequently visit the PlayStation Store for their PSP via PC or PS3 can now visit the store directly from their PSP while it's connected to the internet. Downloadable games, demos, trailers, and other content will no longer have to go through your PC or PS3, as you'll be able to store straight into your PSP's memory-stick.

To add to the online fun, when you're using the PSP's online capabilities, an on-screen QWERTY keyboard is now an option as a method of text input, for more convenient web browsing. Then there's the Sleep Timer feature, which will let the PSP screen shut-off after a certain amount of time.

We're not sure if that means the screen will turn off, or the system shuts off...but I suppose you guys will find out soon enough. Lastly, enhancements to the PSP-2000's video out now enables PlayStation games to be played at the full-screen size of the TV, as well as supporting interlaced (non-HD) TVs.

10/13/2008 Arnold Katayev

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

Comments (9 posts)

Qubex
Monday, October 13, 2008 @ 11:29:55 AM
Reply

Some nice changes, will be getting the PSP 3000 soon :)

Q!

"aLL RoAds LeAd ToO hOMe"

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Daedusian
Monday, October 13, 2008 @ 11:44:48 AM
Reply

Wow, didn't know this much was going to be in the update. Good to hear!

I'm really looking forward to the PS Store functionality the most. Does this mean PSP stuff will only be on the PSP PS Store and taken off of the PS3 Store, or is it exactly the same store minus PS3 stuff?

Last edited by Daedusian on 10/13/2008 11:57:53 AM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Fabi
Monday, October 13, 2008 @ 11:47:27 AM
Reply

Being able to connect to the PS Store directly is long overdue, I'm glad they made it happen.

The new output of the PSP2000-3000 kinda makes me want one, but I'll stick to my tore up fat PSP for a bit longer.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Bugzbunny109
Monday, October 13, 2008 @ 3:14:19 PM

Same here! lol sony hasn't covinced me yet to upgrade from my original psp[ which is still working perfectly]

Last edited by Bugzbunny109 on 10/13/2008 3:14:55 PM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

BlinkBoy
Monday, October 13, 2008 @ 12:06:44 PM
Reply

So this mean that the PSP will use the whole 42" tv and not just a square on middle? This must be tested as soon as it's here. Crisis Core on fullsize screen is ├╝bernice.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

chaosrunner
Monday, October 13, 2008 @ 12:40:57 PM
Reply

I just got my PSP about 3 weeks ago and I've already been getting a lot of use out of it as a portable video/music player as much as a game console. It's nice to see that they keep adding to its functionality.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

okiwa002
Monday, October 13, 2008 @ 8:30:27 PM
Reply

Yeah, all that stuff is great, but what about updated Flash for the unit?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bamf
Monday, October 13, 2008 @ 11:22:40 PM
Reply

Direct access to the store is great, only thing worth mentioning though. Upgrading to firmware 5.0, I was hoping for more really.

The online browser still sucks.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Dingodial
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 @ 4:29:48 PM
Reply

PSP already has a feature that turns off the screen, Arnold. It's called a SCREEN-SAVER (lol). I'm not trying to be rude with the capital letters above. An update for the flash player would be nice too because I'm sick of using remote play just so I can watch you-tube on the freakin' PSP.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

Rise of the Tomb Raider is a timed Xbox exclusive, and...
...I'm so pissed, I can't see straight.
...I'm annoyed, but I can be patient.
...I'm not caring much at all.
...I think it's actually a good thing.

Previous Poll Results