The PSP 2 Will Ditch UMD, According to Developer

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According to a developer from Acclaim, the still unannounced PSP 2 will be ditching the UMD format. From his Twitter and Facebook accounts:

I hear Sony FINALLY has the PSP 2. And thank goodness, they've removed the stupid battery-sucking UMD disc drive. I'm excited!


No UMD wouldn't just mean better battery life. Its absence could allow for thinner form factors as well. Thinner sliding form factors, perhaps? [Kotaku]



If it turns out to be true, then thus ends the limping cripped life of the UMD format, soon to be followed by lots of vitriol from swaths of PSP fanboys/girls who were hoping that they could bring their old game titles to the new hardware. Sounds good though, as it means better design opportunities for the hardware.

I will say though, UMD did strike me as a potentially good format that was given shoddy treatment. Maybe I'm just deranged.