Sony will close the PSP’s storefront in March of 2016, officially ceasing the sale of digital games via its first-ever portable games console.
The shutdown will also end the company’s Japan-exclusive UMD Passport program.
For a full list of changes, see Little Big Planet PSP/Changes.
Before receiving Update 2.05, the game was infamous for its level of stability; it would often use all of the PSP's processing power, leading to random crashes that had tend to happen while players created levels and downloaded content. For a full list of updates, see Little Big Planet PSP/Updates.
The current version of the software, 6.61, was made available on January 15, 2015.
It is a minor update released more than three years after the release of the previous version 6.60 in 2011.
Users may navigate among these options by using the up and down buttons of the D-pad.
Most of the gameplay is retained from the first Little Big Planet, however with a few downgrades, most likely due to hardware limitations.The process ensures that all user purchases will remain accessible even after the PSP’s online functionality ceases.Originally released in Japan in 2004, the Play Station Portable was Sony’s first portable video games console.The Play Station Portable uses the Xross Media Bar (XMB) as its graphical user interface, which is also used in the Play Station 3 (PS3) console, a variety of Sony BRAVIA HDTVs, Blu-ray disc players and many more Sony products.XMB displays icons horizontally across the screen that be seen as categories.Updates can be obtained in four ways: While system software updates can be used with consoles from any region, Sony recommends only downloading system software updates released for the region corresponding to the system's place of purchase.System software updates have added various features including a web browser, Adobe Flash Player 6 support, additional codecs for images, audio, and video, Play Station 3 connectivity, as well as patches against several security exploits, vulnerabilities, and execution of homebrew programs.It uses the Xross Media Bar (XMB) as its user interface, similar to the Play Station 3 console.Updates add new functionality as well as security patches to prevent homebrew applications and plugins from being executed on the system.Following next year’s shutdown, PSP users will still be able to download and install compatible games from the Play Station Network via a Sony-proposed workaround.Players will first need to download PSP games to a PS Vita, Play Station 3, or PC before transferring them to a connected PSP.