Rumor: UMD Drive Add-On For PSP Go
For a while now, we've been hearing that Sony has a plan to make all UMD titles compatible with the all-digital, UMD-less PSP Go. Every solution we've heard sounded relatively complicated but perhaps this is the real solution...
Rather than do anything too fancy, why not just release a UMD add-on for the new portable for those who wish to upgrade while still being able to play all their current and old PSP games? Okay, so it seems to defeat the purpose and only adds another cost on top of the questionable $250 price tag, but it does make some sort of logical sense. According to CVG, an inside source claims that Logitech is now in the process of making this UMD drive peripheral for the PSP Go. We still don't know when it'll be ready or how much it will cost, but the source does say "that it'll make the PSP a little bulky." Logitech's UK office issued a statement that they don't know anything about it, but also added that Logitech US might be working on it without their knowledge. The guess is that any UMD drive would insert into the unit's memory stick port, but it's all just theory and speculation for now (and Sony is guaranteed to issue their standard "no comment on rumor" reply). The only question now is, what PSP owner is going to pay to upgrade to the PSP Go, and then pay more money to add a UMD drive...?
And let's not forget that both the PSP-4000 and PSP2 are so-called foregone conclusions at this point. The handheld rumors are getting awfully sticky right now so it's tough to pick out the most reliable pieces of information, but it's still quite interesting. Maybe a UMD drive is the only way to go for previous PSP owners.
12/2/2009 10:19:05 AM Ben Dutka