psp 1001 will stop getting firmware updates after christmas

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  1. double_vision
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    i was at gamestop and i asked the guy how much a psp 1001 was. he said i wouldn't want one anyway, because after christmas it would stop getting updates and all the new games like kingdom hearts birth by sleep would not work.

    i dont know if the custom firmware would make it possible to still play these games, but for a non pirate, get the slim... [​IMG]

    EDIT: ill try to look for an article to confirm this
     


  2. Gore

    Member Gore GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    In my experience GameStop people are very uninformed.
    And even moreso, the Toys R Us video game department people are incredibly uninformed.

    Oh yeah, that's bullshit.
    Even if new firmware didn't work in it for some impossible reason, new games would still work on it.
    Accept no other answer.
     
  3. Jax

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    Gamestop is alway reliable, you can trust everything they say.


    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  4. dice

    Former Staff dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    I don't follow the psp "scene" much but I've hearding nothing of the sort.

    Sounds to me like you're being duped into spending more money on the more expensive product...
     
  5. double_vision
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    duped into spending an extra 10 for the used slim psp? i dont think so...
     
  6. da_head

    Member da_head A dying dream..

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    no more firmware updates? (assuming this is tru?) then, that means they've given up against the hackers lol
     
  7. Cyberxion

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    In my experience it's always been twenty bucks more expensive than the original model.

    Anyway, something about this seems fishy. It almost seems plausible, if only because the newest model has a couple of features that the original unit doesn't, but it doesn't seem right to me that Sony would only support the newest models through firmware updates. There's no substantial differences between the old unit and the newest ones, at least not in any way that would cause Sony to drop support for it. I would imagine that you're always going to be able to play the latest games on it, no problem.
     
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    Sony gives out the best Christmas presents. :P

    One quick question, if a Phat PSP got 3.95(update with Skype) would it show in the menu? Or just no be there.
     
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    huh ?? PSP is already onto v5.01 as the latest official firmware!!

    your a few builds short with 3.95!

    and doubtful with Skype as the PHAT has less memory than the SLIM hence no SKYPE!
     
  10. Raki

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    bulls*** if you ask me...
    Why should Sony force people to buy a new PSP to play the new games their "old" PSP could easily handle?
    No one would ever buy a PSP again because of Sonys shitty policy...

    just my 2 cents
     
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    The psp firmware updates will always work on the old psp just not all the features will work.
     
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    I dont know why people like him have to trust the dealers.. Not every dealers know everything. Ask Sony or Nintendo or Microsoft is the only way to ask. STOP believing any dealers. They are not to be TRUST!!!!!! Never trust any stores.. You dont know them.. Why trust the strangers ? Jeez. I dont.. Only Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft you should ask. I didnt say you should trust them, no, but they develops those things so you should ask them first. They knows the facts and dealers dont!
     
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    That would be retarded if it were true. There are millions of original PSPs out there, and for any game developer to forego all those sales in favor of a little more RAM to work with would be, well, retarded like I said.

    Very unlikely.
     
  14. Link5084

    Member Link5084 Sword & Shield at your service

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    Gamestop is just thriving you to get a PSP-3000 which is unhackable since they know PSP 1000 and 2000's are hackable. Don't listen to them
     
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    Just wait and see what Sony says [​IMG]

    I know one thing, there are milliones of ppl using psp 100x models who don't have a lite/slim/3000 model
    All will be left in the cold, meaning less sales for publishers, so less support for the psp in the end,

    So i wonder, as long as Sony don't say anything officially, psp model 100x still will be supported, only less features on it (and who cares about those features anyway, not me!)
     
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    Gamestop employees speak from their asses.
     
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    ok... btw... i was just trying to inform you people. from experience the people at my gamestop are reliable with info. i must have mis understood what they meant
     
  18. zidane_genome

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    Yea, I learned that GameStop employee's are about as reliable as a crusted white dog turd...

    Went in last week and asked if they were taking pre-orders on the DSi... guy looked at me like a dog when you ask them a question...

    exact converstation :

    me: Hey, you guys gonna start taking pre-orders on the DSi?
    him : .......... you mean DSlite? we have a ton of them.........
    me: No... DS EYE... the new DS comming out in April... with a camera and DSWare.
    him : .....the DS doesn't have a camera, I think you mean the iPhone.....
    me : oooookay... thanks for letting me browse the games, I'm off to download some DS games

    You think they'd have gotten a memo on it, or something! I mean, 6 months away, and this guys talking about iPhones!

    Moral of the story, come to GBATemp for your information, not GameStop
     
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    Should have told him to just fucking google it.
     
  20. gekiwolf

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    The guy at gamestop told my cousin that the free maps of gears of war 2 could not be downloaded until the 19th because he would need the NXE for them to work. So guess what...I downloaded them and play them just fine. So don't trust that info. Like it was mentioned before. There are a lot of phat owners out there who payed more since it was more expensive at the beginning really pissed off.
     

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