Sony PSP GPS navigation system software unveiled

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About a month ago we announced the arrival of the GPS add-on hardware for Sony PSP. And if you read the article you’d know that there was no known software for GPS navigation. As it turns out a company called “Edia” will be the first to make use of this add-on GPS hardware on the PSP. The car-navigation software will have maps of Japan and will even have POI capabilities.

There’s a good chance it won’t make it to North America so soon but the Japanese will be able to get this as soon as December this year. The GPS hardware alone will cost about $50.

39 Responses to “Sony PSP GPS navigation system software unveiled”

  1. Jeremy B. Says:

    I can’t wait – GPS is the only reason I didn’t toss our my PSP after watching Office Space for the n’th time.


  2. tony d. Says:

    seriously…i have been waiting for the gps add-on FOR EV ER!! and it always kinda sounds like its not going to happen here in america though….looks like im moving to japan!


  3. z z Says:

    E3 Sony showed off the GPS and never said anything about NOT releasing it in the usa.
    now its japan only.

    &%()*# go figure all of sony is based/made of japanese people anyway and we all know how much they love the xbox


  4. Özzie Says:

    Can’t wait to bling bling, my car interieur with my PSP!
    Hope they put in a mp3 player so you can listen to your tunes when your navigating chikenhead style.


  5. Jester Says:

    I Really think there is alot of money to be made with this GPS Navigation add-on for the PSP. Bring it to the states and you’ll make a killing!!

    -Jester


  6. KURWA jebana w dupe przez murzyna ;] Says:

    Jebac ten jebany GPS, do dupy se go podlacze i bede kurwa widzial wszystkie burdele w okolicy w mojej glowie. koncze bo kurwa srac mi sie chce, bo bylem tak jebany przez murzyna ze gowno lata mi po dupie jak ping pong po stole. MOJA CIPKA JEST WILGOTNA !!!!


  7. Edgar Arriaza Says:

    I really think that it will be the mother of all GPS, speacilly now I will have a good reason to buy a PSP for my self not only for my kids… Let more people know and youll see the resoults.. more marketing is require. EA LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA


  8. Abdul Says:

    I NEED TO FIND MY PSP!!!!!!!!!!


  9. Juice Says:

    I must say this is STUPID ….WHY SONY HAVE US IN THE DARK ABOUT THE GPS…. AND I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY ADS ON TV ABOUT THE GPS… INSTAED THE HAVE ADS ON THE STUPID ‘FIND ME VIDEO THING’…. I MEANT WHAT ARE THEY WAITTING FOR TO ANNOUNCE THE DUE DATE ON THE GSP!!

    WHAT ARE THEY WORRY ABOUT? IF PEOPLE WILL BUY IT SURE THEY WILL IF NOT WELL THEY WILL NOT … SIMPLE IF THEY WILL HACK IT SURE THEY WILL IF NOT WELL THEY WILL NOT…. IT IS SOO PAINFUL NOT KNOWING WHEN IT GONNA BE OUT… I REALLY WANT TO BUY IT … CAN’T EVEN PRE-ORDER… well gtg my grandmother is calling me :{


  10. Aaron Says:

    Bleh, honeslty, i would shell out 70$ for a GPS thing for my psp…
    However, it pisses me off that I cant get one that works in the USA, and isnt japanese (I cant read japanese =O )


  11. Vaqult Dweller Says:

    Sony Why do u hate us so much please realse the gps soon can i preorder gps will be sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo aswom hurrry ……………………………….WE NEED IT IN THE USA


  12. Mark Johnson Says:

    Hey can anybody give me the english instructions for how to install the GPS on your PSP?


  13. jamie Says:

    will this work in the uk if i buy 1 from japan


  14. Josh Says:

    Tell me how to get the gps and the camera from Japan please. I already take Japanese


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  16. spence Says:

    JOSH THEY HAVE IT ON EBAY I THINK I MIGHT BUY IT TONIGHT


  17. Lonnyonline Says:

    I have the GPS downloaded the software and can’t figure out how to get the GPS to work. It is a real pain in the ass to get the software to work right. If some computer software got a dummy’s guide to install software to the PSP from a labtop send me an email. I do mean dummy’s guide.


  18. ChrisD71212 Says:

    Hey i got the GPS hardware and its pretty much the sickest thing, you have to go through alot though to get it to work, i bought mine about a few weeks ago from hong kong and you pretty much need a PSP with 1.50 firmware and update it to 3.52 m33 custom firmware and install mapthis on the psp using the memory stick its actually pretty easy just go on youtube and search for it… i had to buy another psp since u cant downgrade anything above 3.50 but it was so worth it


  19. SAM Says:

    WELL YOU CAN DOWNGRADE TO 1.50 USING SOME HACKS IN THIS WEBSITE, ALSO THERE ARE TIPS TO GET THE GPS THING WORKING.

    DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK…

    http://www.psp-hacks.com


  20. Oroz Says:

    Anyone have a good link for the GPS Software?

    here is my link for the GPS Harware
    http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-83-89uw-71-bh-49-en-84-j-70-1mij.html


  21. HE3HAYKA Says:

    Here is what you need.
    http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=60230

    After buying GPS-290 on play-asia.com and installing this software, I downloaded the maps for my region.

    Now I enjoy every day usage of using it! It’s an awesome piece of software and hardware!


  22. Playstation » Comment on Sony PSP GPS navigation system software unveiled by … Says:

    [...] unknown wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptHere is what you need. http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=60230. After buying GPS-290 on play-asia.com and installing this software, I downloaded the maps for my region. Now I enjoy every day usage of using it! … [...]


  23. benrarick Says:

    ya i have a gps thing on my psp and it is awesome i got the new psp and firmware 3.90 and it downloads us maps automaticly i can even use my psp as a phone now!


  24. Roy Says:

    Benrarick –

    Do u need to install any 3rd party software (homebrew firmware) for the GPS to work?

    Is your PSP brand new?

    I have a first generation PSP (bought in 2005) and the new PSP 290 GPS receiver with firmware 3.90, I can’t seem to get it working.

    I research online enough to know things about homebrew, mapthis 5.2 etc. But I m hoping to use official sony firmware (3.9 is the latest) to get GPS working.

    If you can answer my questions, that will help me determine if I need to buy a new PSP unit or not.

    Thx.


  25. Digital-Man Says:

    Nice to have a try when the price of the hardware goes down a bit.


  26. sean Says:

    hello i want gps for psp but i don’t have any criedit card do you have any shope in iran


  27. Murugango Says:

    I pretty much have the same question as Roy.
    I have one PSP slim with a 3.90 firmware and will it be possible to work the GPS with the official firmware rather than a homebrew. I have the PSP 290 GPS receiver already.

    Thanx


  28. UseD Says:

    no. mapthis is a homebrew application. needs custom firmware. I run mapthis with a phat 3.90 m33-2. Perfectly.


  29. yohji Says:

    hey guys i got it all working check out for tools u gna need

    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Map_This%21
    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Global_Map_Download_Tool

    hope this help cheers


  30. SMART PERSON Says:

    LOL CHECK ebay u can buy it u just gotta change language dumbasses langauge easy to change in options haha WTF do you think ebays for


  31. greatape Says:

    works on phat psp 3.90mm-3 but not mm-2. i had to go to mm-3 as mm-2 did not work with gps290unit. using iso of go!explore leaked on to rapishare site works really well.


  32. bj strapp Says:

    so when does this kickass shit come out on the market. where does it say that one? huh?? huh??


  33. Moose Says:

    Just bought a PSP-3001. It has version 5.02 on it. Any hope of making GPS working on this thing, or does it have to have an older version?


  34. Reym Says:

    I live in bangkok and there is a shopping cmplex called MBK you can downgrade you PSP there and buy the GPS i bought my PSP and GPS ther and they deed all the software installing and stuff an works fine whole package came for 200$


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  36. vale Says:

    hola me urge saber donde puedo comprar el gps para el psp soy del distrito me urge respondanme x favor gracias


  37. Free Gadget Says:

    Great reading, thank you


  38. psp forums Says:

    Hi, thanks for posting this article. Do you know where I can find more information on this. Thanks


  39. WHY ?? Says:

    Why are you advetice This I Must SAY BIG SHIT from Sony I World like too Gove too EU COURT OF JUSTICE. I file like Sony deceives when there is noo maps fore it in sweden. I wourld never purchased the PSP iff I Knew the DECEIVES SONY PLAYING Whit us user.


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