New PSP firmware update next Thursday?

Comic-ConA bunch of PSP news was announced at Comic-Con 2006. Including the first hint of a new PSP firmware upgrade. According to IGN, a firmware update will be released next Thursday that will enable RSS video feed support. Currently audio feeds are only supported. The new update will also be accompanied by a demo for World Tour Soccer 2 as an extra incentive to upgrade.

Other news of note includes:

  • The PSP Greatest Hits Collection will be released on July 25.
  • There are no plans to improve text entry and no plans for a first-party keyboard peripheral.
  • Sony is meeting with wireless internet providers to create more wifi hotspots for PSP gamers.
  • Sony is working on enabling video out so you can output video from your PSP’s screen to say… a TV?
  • Sony Connect will will have a movie download service much like their music download service but it is being delayed because they’re still developing a DRM scheme.
[via IGN.com]

39 Responses to “New PSP firmware update next Thursday?”

  1. 1 NPP

    OMG, the date for this new firmware is the same for firmware 2.00 that came out last year. That was when i upgraded. lucky MPH made a downgrade and lucky i waited because most my friends upgraded to 2.01 and above. I have 2 PSP’s now and one can’t be downgraded becaues i have the TA-82 motherboard so i might updgrade if i hear good things about it. I am going to most likely upgrade later on for the camera and GPS stuff but i might wait.

  2. 2 Mitchyd

    Interesting update… I love upgrades : )

  3. 3 Mariachi

    hmmmmm. well itd be cool if you could update in devhook and it decrypts all the files for you :P but they might be able to stop us from emulating if it they dont save it fo rthe 3.0 update. only time will tell

  4. 4 Vanamonde

    It beggars belief that Sony won’t fix the lame text entry on the PSP, it makes internet browsing on the PSP so annoying.

  5. 5 Charger

    Sony needs to come out with an update that allows you to compress files to save space.

  6. 6 NUclearD3

    would it kill sony to come with a keyboard for text? but gps is easier i will never sony

  7. 7 NUclearD3

    opps! messed up that last part(typing on a psp) i was trying to say i will never understand sony

  8. 8 Mitty

    cool, i hope its not just a rumor

  9. 9 Dylan Austin

    I’m very excited for the hopefull Notepad, Address Book, and Calendar features to come. Thats worth the update more than the damn slow crappy flash thats outdated. Oh, and I don’t mind the text input, Im using it now! I can type about 15 – 20 wpm. And I don’t care about the camera and GPS. I have a digital camera and I get rides everwhere except a few blocks to school.
    - Dylan Austin, 14
    therandomreviewer.blogspot.com
    panicattherockshow@gmail.com

  10. 10 kyle

    what date exactly will the firmware update be released?

  11. 11 Dylan Austin

    july 27. im excited!

  12. 12 nickoh

    What r u ppl talking about? I’m writing this all from my psp. it’s taking me like 3 mins. to write this.

    CAN’T W8 4 3.0 UPDATE!!!!!!!!

  13. 13 Spartan Purist

    go 2 gamespot.com/vice city stories to c the awsome cover art.
    all u can say is “damn”

  14. 14 Erik

    Yo i have version 2.8, but its nothing much just gives u: a new file on the memorystick called video, it makes connection easier w/ access points or WLAN, and it lets u download a game demo from the PSP bookmark site. I still cant wait till the 3.0 version comes out though!

  15. 15 kelly

    where will i download version 2.8?

  16. 16 vegeta999

    IS this Firmware 2.8, if it is dont upgrade.

  17. 17 zach

    when does 3.0 come out

  18. 18 Pimp101

    When’s psp firmware update 3.0 coming out pimp?

  19. 19 nottyer

    Nobody knows!! sony keep thier release dates very tight!!! but we can all expect the new 3.00 firmwire soon, becuase of the lauch of the ps3 in north america. They will have to release an update because the ps3 can be connectwed to the psp using wireless. So the psp needs some new software to do that!!!

  20. 20 derrick

    when 3.0 update comes out for psp

  21. 21 Brendan09

    My bet is that it will be out by november 19th, because thats when the PS3 comes out, and psp’s have special functions with the PS3!

  22. 22 CHRIS

    YIPEE. LOL DAMN IT I WISH I COULD GET A PS3 CUZ THEY WILL COME WIT LINUX ON IT. COOL!

  23. 23 doesnt really matter when fw 3 comes out, the only new featues will be compatible with

    doesnt really matter when fw 3 comes out, the only new featues will be compatible with ps3
    why doesnt sony give us flash updates? im tired of flash 6

  24. 24 spartan purist

    sorry about the name thing

  25. 25 EDER

    HEY GUYS, I JUST HEARD THE GREATEST KNEWS EVER!!!! WELL AS U KNOW U CANT PLAY HOMEBREW ON ANYTHING PAST 2.0 FIRMWARE. WELL A FRIEND FOUND THIS DISK AT BEST BUY THAT HAS THESE FILES AND ALL U HAVE TO DO IS UPLOAD THEM ON U PSP, FOLOW THE INSTRUTIONS. THEN U COULD PLAY HOMBREW ON ANY FIRMWARE. HE GOES TO JAPAN OFTEN AN GOT 3.O ALREADY. HE CAME TO US, TRIED THE CD AND IT WORKED, HOMEBREW ON HIS 3.0 FIRMWARE. AWESOME, PAINT SHOP, CALENDER, ALARM CLOCK, MUSIC ORGANIZER SOME OTHER UPGRADES AND HOMEBREW. AWESOME. IM SO GETTING THAT CD WHEN I GET MY PAY CHECK. ITS ABOUT 30 SOMETING BUCKS. YES FINALLY HOMEBREW.

  26. 26 Steve

    oh my god where do u get this cd it would be well awesome to ave

    WHEN IS PSP 3.0 COMIN OUT OVER HERE

  27. 27 Steve

    are us ure the disk isnt jus flash stuff coz i got stuff like that on my psp 2.82 or i could jus be stuff for the psp 3.0

  28. 28 EDER

    THEY SELL THIS CD IN AN ELECTRONICS STORE CALLED BEST BUY. ITS AN INSTRUCTIONAL CD WITH SOME FILES. YOU LOAD ON TO YOU COMPUTER STEP BY STEP IT TELLS YOU WHAT TO DO WITH THE FILES THE UR DONE. JUST GO TO ANY WEBSITE WITH FREE HOMEBREW GAMES LOAD THEM TO UR PSP AND VUALA, THEY WORK. UNBELIEVABLE I KNOW. I WAS PRETTY SKETCHY. I WAS LIKE A STORE WOULDT SELL THIS CD SO U CAN PLAY BOOTLEGGED GAME, BUT FUNNY, THE DO. AWESOME HUH. WELL JUST LETTING U STILL 1.5 FIRMWARE PEEPS THAT U CAN UPGREADE TO 3.0 AND STILL HAVE HOMEBREW… GOSH, I WANT 3.0 TO COME OUT ALREADY.

  29. 29 EDER

    THIS CD WORKS ON ANY FIRMWARE, WELL ATLEAST 1.00 TO 3.0, WHO KNOWS ABOUT LATER FIRMWARES. BUT IM SURE IT WILL STILL WORK. PS3 CAME OUT FRIDAY RIGHT. WELL THE FIRMWARE SHOULDNT BE NO MORE THAN A WEEK AFTER PS3 IS RELEASED. WELL I THINK I WAS READING SOMETHING AN IT SAID THE PS3 WAS RELEASD ON THE 17 OR THE 19IN THE US. I THINK IT IS RELEASED ON THE 19 IN JAPAN SO THE FIRMWARE SHOULD BE ON INTERNET TO DOWNLOAD BY 19, IF NOT IT SHOULDNT BE MORE THAN A WEEK LATER. WELL GOTTO GO.

  30. 30 karl tennant

    i cant w8 4 the next update for the psp i wonder what it is gonna be

  31. 31 karl

    does any1 know when the next upgrade is

  32. 32 karl

    Perfect Traction (Down is Car Hop) … DOWN, LEFT, UP, L1, R1, TRIANGLE, CIRCLE, X
    here is 1 4 u all makes ur car jump when u press down

  33. 33 steve

    this update doesn’t seem to great to me, nothing to get excited about…

  34. 34 Ben Embry

    When will the next firmware update be?

  35. 35 Adam

    the latest current version of firmware for the psp is 3.90 and the 3.90 m33-2(custom firmware). anyone know when the next firmware update will be coming out or anything about it?
    THANKS!

  36. 36 Adam

    Feel free to email me as well

    ~abhockeyplaya@aim.com~

  37. 37 tony

    i want the video out for my psp

  38. 38 batty

    i wish the psp volume could go louder because the music isnt loud wen u play it and the head fones make it quiet.

  39. 39 dragon

    i g0t 3.95 but the volume that comes out of my psp is f*cking low does anyone know how i can do something about it




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