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New PSP Firmware Due Out Soon

Members of the hardcore gaming community are used to making educated guesses as to what Sony has in store for us, whether it’s new games, new hardware, or even new firmware updates. And it looks like we may be getting a new firmware update for the PSP sooner than expected.

A recent copy of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona came with a mandatory update to PSP Firmware 5.55.  With Shin Megami Tensei: Persona due out on September 22nd,  it’s easy to put two and two together.  For further evidence, this picture was taken from a demo unit of another Japanese PSP title, SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny.


There were no obvious changes reported in this update, so unfortunately we don’t know if it relates to a significant upgrade or not.  The last update for the PSP (5.51) was released on June 10, 2009, which only helped system stability during the use of certain features.