Sony has admitted that it sneakily upgraded the PSP
's clockspeed to 333MHz (from 266MHz) in the version 3.50 firmware update that was released last month
. This admission is confusing for a couple of reasons: for starters, Sony originally underclocked the PSP in order to increase the stated battery life of the console. Does that mean they'll be forced to decrease the stated battery life, so as to avoid false advertisement? It's also rather odd that developers are only now being granted access to the extra MHz oomph, prompting mutterings of a new PSP model
which -- as one Joystiq commentator points out
-- could take as long to appear as games that take full advantage of the 333MHz clockspeed. Or, maybe this upgrade simply enabled the PSP to cope with all that "remote play" malarkey
that 3.50 enabled. That
would be the logical assumption.