Sony PSP 2.70 firmware update available in the US

by Todd Ogasawara

I read that the Sony PSP 2.70 firmware was available in Japan and decided to check if it was also available in the US although the Sony PSP Update page still shows 2.60 as the current firmware version in the US. I used the PSP's built-in network (wireless) update feature and found that, yep, the 2.70 update is available in the US too. Here's some info and gotchas.


2006-04-26 18:26:34
PSP Firmware v2.70 seems to be incompatible with ffmpeg generated x264 video. FYI.

2006-05-05 11:41:19
so what does the macromedia flash update allow the psp to do now?
the d-man
2006-05-15 12:58:29
are u sure its safe to download. or will more good stuff cum that i cant use. it takes the peepee
2006-05-19 16:28:15
Flash is the new Homebrew. Yea its true.
Southern Rebel
2006-05-30 19:09:35
What happens to the people who have this update version 2.70 on the psp but what does it do for the people who cant connect to the internet from the psp??..i cant connect the internet so when are they gonna make an update version for the people who cant get online..??
Southern idiot
2006-05-30 19:13:29
Hey for yall who can't connect to the internet from the psp try going close as you can to your school cause usually the schools have wireless internet so when im in gym i get online while im just sitting there doing try that tip out at your local elemtary, middle school, or high school.....but be carefull teachers are around..
Todd Ogasawara
2006-05-31 02:11:12
Southern Rebel: If you click on the Sony link provided in my original blog entry, you will find that Sony provides the answers for you on their update information page. To summarize: 1. Direct WiFi connection from the PSP. 2. Download the files to a PC/MAC then write it to a Memory Stick Pro Duo. 3. From a UMD. Recently released games may have the 2.7 upgrade on the game disc.
2006-06-28 09:53:12
I have found a way to own the latest psp games and video. all you have to do is own a PSP memory card and pay a one off payment to a website and then download the latest games straight to your psp. Theres no download restrictions and its 100% legal. i have saved hundreds on the latest games. i was so happy that i have to spread the word. For links to these sites check out : (sorry for the crappiness of this page)


2006-08-20 15:10:09
how do i get 2.70?
Todd Ogasawara
2006-08-20 15:23:44
The 2.70 upgrade is no longer available since it has been replaced by the 2.80 upgrade. You can upgrade by downloading 2.80 from the link provided in the blog entry (click on the hyperlink) and following the directions or by downloading the upgrade directly to your PSP using a WiFi connection.
2006-08-31 12:28:55
I went to the link that you posted, and the file appears to have been removed. Would you have another link or a way to do a direct file download? Thanks, Aya
2006-11-01 17:09:03
i have a problem with my psp 1000K, i bought it here in japan, problem is when i try to turn it on, the green light will go on for only ten seconds then it will not start, what could be the problem,
i can't contact the sony service center, they only speak japanese......please help.....

2006-11-12 07:00:57
can you upgrade more than once?
mimi bang
2006-12-22 10:24:07
so is it possible to buy the psp from japan and still be able to use it without it being in japanese?
2007-01-30 15:13:25
how do you get this upgrade?? i want it bad!! is it expenseve?
2007-03-07 04:07:39
me 2 The PSP appeared to lock up after the upgrade.
I could not even use the on/off switch.
So, I pulled the battery, put it back in and restarted the PSP not i dont see the menu
2007-04-19 06:11:10
what is the highest upgrade can you have on your psp
2007-10-18 05:42:20
Hey reseting the psp works thanks alot