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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!

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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]

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

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.