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Pretty cool. I wonder if it could help with loading times for games. And I wonder how much they'd charge for it? If priced right, I guess it could give iPod a run for it's money.

 

http://www.joystiq.com/entry/1234000827033322/

 

One speaker (Michael Pachter of Wedbush Morgan Securities) at the ?Positioning for Profitability in the Video Game Economy? conference we attended yesterday let on that he had heard that Sony is working on a flavor of the PSP that includes an internal, 50-gigabyte hard drive. A prototype of the new portable might by out by year-end, but mass production of the new device probably would not happen until next year, he said.
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Pretty cool. I wonder if it could help with loading times for games. And I wonder how much they'd charge for it? If priced right' date=' I guess it could give iPod a run for it's money.

 

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Could give the iPod a run for its money, but I wonder how large it would be? The PSP is already quite large, one of those HDs would add significant bulk. I like the idea though, a portable gaming machine with massive storage.

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Could give the iPod a run for its money, but I wonder how large it would be? The PSP is already quite large, one of those HDs would add significant bulk. I like the idea though, a portable gaming machine with massive storage.

 

Yeah, the biggest drawback would be if it were to become much thicker. I would hope that it wouldn't affect the ergonomics of it. But I also like the idea of having a big HD. It would make it nirvana for emulation. :)

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Would it not further challenge the battery life too?

 

Not necessarily as, if done properly, the HD could be used in place of the UMD disc. Presumably frequently accessed data could be copied off the UMD to the HD and utilized from there. I have no idea what the relative power requirements are between the UMD and those tiny HDs, but if the HD has a lower power requirement, then this could actually extend battery life.

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