A Not So Fond Video Farewell to the Sony PSP Universal Media Disk (UMD)

I was one of those people who rushed out to buy the first Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) back in 2005 hoping it would combine a great game machine (it is a pretty good one) with a good WiFi web browsing experience (the PSP’s built-in web browser is, quite frankly, awful).

The thing that probably bothered me the most about the PSP, however, was its game and movie delivery mechanism: The Universal Media Disk (UMD).

According to PC World…

New Sony PSP Go! Loses UMD, Expected in June

…and other sources, Sony will release a new version of the PSP in June. And, it will NOT support the UMD. While I’m sure this is a source of frustration for some current Sony PSP owners, I am glad to see this media format bite the dust. You can watch and listen to my not-so-fond farewell in the video I recorded and embedded above.