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PSP2 not digital-only: Sony dumps UMD, brings in new memory card format

You'll still be able to buy games from a proper shop

Sony's PSP2 will NOT be digital-only, despite the suggestions of some high-ranking execs at the firm over the last year.

Sony's New Generation Portable (NPG), as it's being called, will still carry physical media - but the firm's done away with PSP's UMD in favour of a new flash memory-based card format. This will be dedicated for NGP software titles.


A Sony statement sent to CVG reads: "Taking advantage of the flash memory feature, this innovative card can store the full software titles plus add-on game content or the game save data directly on to the card.

"By adopting flash memory based card, SCE will be able to provide game cards with higher capacity in the future, allowing developers to store more game data to deliver rich and immersive games."

NGP will come equipped with two cameras on its front and rear, as well as three motion sensors, gyroscope, accelerometer and electronic compass.