New PSP Firmware Adds Bluetooth Tethering, More For PSPgo Launch

Sony is rolling out new firmware—version 6.10 for those keeping track—for the PlayStation Portable any minute now in preparation of the launch of the PSPgo. What's new? Bluetooth tethering for one.

Tethering may be the most enticing new feature in the imminent PSP firmware update, offering an alternative method for connecting to the internet via a Bluetooth device. And since that's a Bluetooth feature, we're guessing that's for PSPgo owners only, which features built-in Bluetooth.

Slightly less enticing is new SensMe music categorisation support, a proprietary Sony application that automatically categorises whatever music PSP owners have transferred to the device. If you've ever wanted to listen to some tunes that are "Evening" flavoured, SensMe has you covered.

Finally, PlayStation Network Ops director Eric Lempell says that a new PlayStation Store interface for the PSP's Media Go software will be supported in 6.10. It looks very iTunes-esque from our expert squinting.

Expect the newest firmware update to hit soon. Very soon.

PSP Firmware Update (v6.10) []


    w00t! Getting PSP Go DAY ONE! As a gaming adult, I hated toting around all them damn UMD's... Also, finding a place to put my PSP because its so huge was a major pain... THANKS SONY!

      Are you serious or are you a spam bot? We know Sony doesn't mind a little excessive enthusiasm from payed promoters...

      Personally, I wouldn't mind a PSPgo but I can't afford nor justify one. Also, I already have a massive swathe of UMDs whch I'm unable to capitalise on, either. I'd have to purchase a PSP, then repurchase the shit I already own.

        I'd be enthusiastic too if I were planning to buy it, the fact the you can connect your DS3 to it is just too awesome.

        The regular PSP also had PS3 functionality via wifi.

    Really, arn't you just a little overenthusiastic there, i mean, yeah the PSPgo has some advantages over the PSP, but there nothing to have an orgasm about.

    I mean come on, if you really hated umd's so much, but wanted to buy the game, then buy the game, crack the firmware, download a cracked version to memory and away you go.

    And this size issue, yeah thats great but i'd rather get something bigger if it meant that i wasn't stupid enought to put up with the unusual price tag.

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