I think it's totally rediculous that Sony will require the PSP owner to upgrade the firmware in order for you to play new game. How could Sony get away w/ this?
So, if your PSP is out of the warranty and your PSP need to upgrade the firmware because you can't play the game otherwise. And the update failed for whatever reason, who is responsible for it? No other game console ever use this approach to combat piracy. What make Sony think they can, and get away w/ it? So if you brick you PSP because you HAVE TO in order to play the game, will Sony fixed it even if it's out of warranty?
Seriously, this is the question that Sony need to answer.