PSP Go is a GO and PSP Firmware 6.10 Also Released

The long awaited PSP Go is finally released with the much backing hype and also along with a new PSP Firmware Version 6.10 available for additional awesome features.

The PSP Go is available in either Black or White version right off the bat, at a price of only $249.99.

The new Playstation Portable Go has a brand new exciting design along with some enhanced features from the previous versions including the PSP 3000. When comparing to the previous newest Playstation Portable, the PSP Go has changed in the following areas (For Full Tech Specs…check below video):

Flash Memory:     16GB
Bluetooth:     Bluetooth 2.0 Enabled
Memory Stick:     Micro M2 – 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB
Disc Drive:     No UMD
Power:             USB power supply Added
Screen Size:    3.8 inch
Dimensions:     128 x 69 x 16.5 mm
Weight:         158g

Of course, the new PSP Go is a cooler design that is an actual slider, and without the UMD, makes it weigh a lot less. Also, the controls have changed a bit to make it more compact and portable…in hopes to provide PSP fans a better Sony handheld. Also, it is still has Wireless connectivity, great gaming and the PS3 and PSP integration.

PSP Firmware V6.1:

Along with the new release of the PSP Go, a new PSP Firmware Update Version 6.1 is released, which grants some cool new addition compared to the PSP Firmware 6.00.

For those getting a new PSP Go, the new firmware 6.1 should be updated to make sure all is compatible and working properly. As the Playstation Blog mentioned, a new exciting feature of the new PSP Firmware 6.1 is the SensMe feature. SensMe is a cool feature which is similar to the Genius Mix of iTunes 9 which categorizes music added to the PSP through the PC. It uses a 12 tine analysis and cateogorizes them by “relax”, or “newly added” and more.

psp media go

Another nice addition is the Media Go Enhancement which updates the Media Go v1.2 overall design. The new application makes it easy to organize the images, videos, music that are transferred and synced with the computer. Moreover, it grants easy access to the Playstation store for title purchases, backup and restoration of PSP games. You could always use the PSP Wireless connectivity to do so, but it is much easier using a PC and transferring all to the PSP.

Last amazing feature is for the PSP Go only is the Tethering, which grants the new PSP Go the ability to connect to the Internet by using Bluetooth with an Internet able device. This means that if you are not by a Wifi spot and able to connect 3G with your phone…then so can the PSP Go.

PSP GO Technical Specs:

Size & Weight
Approximately 128 mm (W) x 69 mm (H) x 16.5 mm (D)
Approximately 158g

PSP® CPU (System clock frequency 1 – 333MHz)

64MB main memory

Flash Memory

3.8 inch, 16:9 full transparent type
TFT drive
480 x 272 pixel
Approximately 16,770,000 million colors displayed

Built-in stereo speakers

Main Input / Output
Wi-Fi (802.11b)
Memory Stick Micro M2

Bluetooth 2.0

Main Connectors
Multi-functional connector
Headset jack (stereo mini jack)

Key / Switches
Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)
Analog Stick
Enter keys (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
START button, SELECT button, PS button
POWER/HOLD switch, WLAN switch
Display button, Sound button
Volume +/- buttons x 1

Power Sources
Internal rechargeable battery

Supported Profile
PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Game

Access Control
Region Code
Parental Control

Wireless Communication
Infrastructure mode
Ad hoc mode (connects up to 16 consoles)

Supplied Accessories
AC adaptor
USB Cable

Supported Video Codec
Memory Stick Video Format:
MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC LC)
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (AAC LC)
MP4 Format:
MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC LC)
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile – CABAC only – (AAC LC) / Baseline Profile  (AAC LC)
Motion JPEG (Linear PCM or µ-Lau)

Supported Music Codec
Memory Stick Audio Format:
MP3 (MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer3)
WAVE (Linear PCM)
WMA (Windows Media Audio 9 Standard Only)

Supported Photo Codec