There has been so much rumour about the PSP these past few weeks, we can't believe they're all false. Particularly the one where David Perry said there was going to be no UMD drive.
Seems SCE UK's VP Ray Maguire agrees. In a round-about way at least. Speaking with Games-Industry.biz, he said on UMD when prompted:
"There was an added complication in that the UMD model wasn't brilliant for third parties [...] My gut feeling though is that people are looking for more snack-type content, and the downloads side of [the PSP] will increasingly become a bigger part of its future."</blockquote>
Call it an official announcement? Or maybe we should wait until E3, eh?