Sony Already Preparing Firmware Update 5.70 For PSP Go
After having been officially unveiled during Sony's press conference at E3 this year, handheld fans everywhere are eagerly anticipating the sleek, digital-oriented PSP Go. You are, too...admit it.
However, in addition to rumors that it may launch at a price point lower than the reported $250 (which we seriously doubt, by the way), it also seems Sony will have a firmware update ready for the unit's North American October release. According to Eurogamer's Digital Foundry, this update will feature "new options and tweakables," which focuses mostly on the settings area in the XMB. Here's a list of what revision 5.70 will bring you:
- Network Update is now listed as System Update, but, curiously, has the same options.
- Video Settings obviously doesn't have the first four UMD-related toggles.
- System Settings now has a "Your Birth Date" option (second from top), and a "Display Panel Close Option" toggle, which allows you to set it to either "Standard" (goes to a clock graphic) or "Enter Sleep Mode". Also "Battery Information" seems to be gone, as do UMD-related options, but there's a "Format System Storage" option in addition to the usual Memory Stick format option.
- Power Save Settings loses the "Backlight Auto-Adjust" option for some reason.
- There's a new "Bluetooth Device Settings" entry, which consists of a toggle for switching Bluetooth on and off and a "Manage Bluetooth Devices" entry.
Wow. So Sony is already working on ways to increase the functionality and accessibility of the PSP Go well before it even hits store shelves. Oh, and don't forget that retailer information tells us you'll receive a voucher for a copy of Rock Band Unplugged, which will certainly make that $250 price tag easier to stomach. We'll bring you more information on update 5.70 if necessary, but you should find everything you need to know at the above link. They break it down detail by detail.
8/13/2009 Ben Dutka