PS3 firmware 4.00 limits PSP game installation

Oddly, PS3 firmware 4.00 appears to have removed a key feature for PSP owners. While 4.00 added support for Vita, it appears that some PSP connectivity has been removed--intentionally or not.

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Oddly, PS3 firmware 4.00 appears to have removed a key feature for PSP owners. While 4.00 added support for Vita, it appears that some PSP connectivity has been removed--intentionally or not. Before firmware 4.00, PSP owners could connect their handheld to a PS3 system and transfer games from the console to the handheld. Many games downloaded from the PlayStation Network work across both devices, such as PSone classics and Minis. By hitting "Copy," you could keep a copy on the PS3 and have it on your PSP. However, firmware 4.00 removes the "Copy" function altogether. Shacknews tested a number of systems, including a PSP Go, and could not find the "Copy" feature on the XMB. PSN Stores discovered that games can still be installed to a PSP, so long as they are not "installed" to the PS3.

Games can be installed to a PSP if it's in 'bubble form'

Shacknews contacted Sony when the glitch was initially discovered, and has yet to hear back about if the next firmware update will restore that functionality. Obviously, PSP owners with limited storage space appreciate being able to use the PS3 as a media hub without having to constantly redownload content.
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    December 14, 2011 3:45 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, PS3 firmware 4.00 limits PSP game installation.

    Oddly, PS3 firmware 4.00 appears to have removed a key feature for PSP owners. While 4.00 added support for Vita, it appears that some PSP connectivity has been removed--intentionally or not.

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      December 14, 2011 3:48 PM

      ms accidently breaks things, sony just breaks things

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        December 14, 2011 4:50 PM

        Sony makes things 4D. shit just got real

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      December 14, 2011 5:12 PM

      Sony isn't allowing support of PS1 titles on Vita. I think this is part of how they plan to control number of installs as well. Its worth pointing out I guess that PSP1 memory cards are certainly cheap at this point. The thing about Sony is that they are an engineering company that has no sense of "service" or UXE, etc. So they're going to do these things that on their face look anti-consumer, but are in reality just clunky poorly handled maneuvers to new models.

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        December 14, 2011 5:14 PM

        in reality just clunky poorly handled public relations maneuvers*

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      December 14, 2011 5:16 PM

      Oh Sony. The only platform maker who's hardware LOSES features with new releases.

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        December 14, 2011 5:33 PM

        They are simplifying and streamlining!

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      December 14, 2011 9:15 PM

      Glad I just read this. I was literally just about to buy ffVI on my PS3 to use on my PSP but I guess I'll hold off!

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      December 15, 2011 1:49 AM

      Class Action! ... oh hang on, they get thrown out.

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      December 16, 2011 12:35 AM

      It still let me download and install them from each system individually. Just had to log onto the Playstation Store through my PSP, Download History, and Download. Chrono Cross works on both still for me.