Sony-branded PSP to TV adaptor coming soon?
In the middle of a report on the waning sales of UMDs in Variety magazine was a brief mention that Sony is currently shopping around the concept of putting out their own PSP to TV adapter. Explicity said as a way for Sony to "boost the format", the ability for people to easily watch UMDs on their TV sets could break the curse on the relatively weak sales numbers of UMDs by giving people a stronger reason to plunk down their cash for the more portable, if less feature-filled, version of their wanted movies and videos.
There are already other PSP-geared television adaptors out on the market today, but obtaining them can be somewhat obscure for the majority of the PSP-owning populace. The availability of a much higher profile adapter from Sony--one that could go for sale at major retailers--could convince more onlookers to consider the PSP as a viable multimedia device. We're still waiting to hear whether or not this plan pans out, but if it'll mean higher adoption rates from new buyers, we're rooting that it does.
[via Next Generation]