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 May 20, 2006 - 03:57 PM - by Michael
* UMD a dying format

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More bad news for Sony, courtesy of Kotaku: the UMD movie format is completely dying at retail.

Furthermore, in a demonstration of gamers' own schizophrenia, "one-third of PSP owners who don't own non-videogame UMD content say that they are likely to purchase a UMD in the "near future", but on the other hand don't really care about the format that the content is delivered on." So they're likely to buy UMD content in the future... as long as it's not actually released on UMD? Huh?
I can tell you what my PSP did and does. Prior to the forced firmware "update" from Sony, it played NES games and what anime (25 minute episodes) or music I put on it. Now, it plays anime and music. And not a single damn one of them is on UMD. I can buy the DVD's for cheaper and if I'm sitting down for 2 hours somewhere, I'm doing something better than watching a movie on my PSP.
 

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