- The PSP will finally be available in a few hours to UK buyers. Australia are also waking up to the world of PSP gaming this morning.
- Some notes to UK buyers though. The units ship with firmware v1.52 installed and firmware v2.0 on a UMD in the package. There is also a notice saying the demo disc MUST be used when you first use the unit. This is of course a lie and a way to get users to upgrade their firmware.
- Both versions of the firmware block homebrew use, but PSP-Files would recommend not upgrading (at least leaving you the option to upgrade later,) until a hack is known for either version. v1.52 seems more likely to have a workaround sooner than v2.0. This is of course only if you want access to homebrew code, otherwise v2.0 is a better bet since you get the web browser.
- PSP Updates have some pictures up of the UK stock and also have the following interesting note, (though I'm not sure what to make of it... it could be some sort of miscommunication.)
"Also, you have a network access code in the box for the UK PSP. This means, that even if you have bought UK games, you will need an access code to play them, So this might not work on USA and JAP PSPs. Without a hack that is. Consumers are directed to the website http://yourgamename.com to register their access code and get a gamer tag. Yikes!!! (Website not yet live)"