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Friday, September 02, 2005

PSP launched in Europe

Sony's worldwide hit console, PSP was launched in Europe yesterday. Sony has launched nine months after the Japan debut and six months after its US launch. PSP costs €249 & some 30 films are also on sale for the Sony PSP. The firmware though is a question. According to, the firmware update may be coming on the attached UMD demo disc which every user receives with their PSP. This means that the European PSP users have the choice to update their PSP's firmware to v2 or stick to v1.5 which supports Homebrew applications. The latest firmware update eliminates and denies access to Homebrew applications. Homebrew allows third party applications to be run, including emulators for legacy systems and even operating systems such as Windows 95/98.