In case it wasn't painfully obvious, the new PSP Go is Sony's next move in their ongoing battle against piracy on their gaming handheld. From firmware updates to the non-removable battery, it seems Sony has really done the research.
Speaking to PlayStation Insider, Sony's John Koller conceded that earlier PSP models -- from the 1000 to the supposedly unhackable (we all know how that turned out) 3000 -- weren't piracy-proof, but the Go will be a different beast altogether.
"You won't be able to rip your games and play them on the system, the firmware precludes that," he said. "There's no external [PSP Go] battery, so there's a number of protections put into place on the system."
Curbing piracy on the handheld is all well and good (and should result in more games), but the non-removable battery could still act as a deterrent for some. If that thing wears down, users who bring their handhelds wherever they go have no choice but to send their devices to Sony and get it replaced, unlike the current status quo where all you have to do is pop on down to the store and buy a new one.
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