PSP Signs On Five Major Movie Studios; TV Shows

Sony PSP is quickly becoming a portable movie device of choice…well, at least as far as the studios go. Five out of the six major Hollywood studios are releasing movies on the PSP’s proprietary Universal Media Disc (UMD). The latest: Paramount and MGM. Only Warner Bros. continues to sit out.

More than 70 UMD titles are in stores or are scheduled to arrive in the coming months. “No other format has gotten this much software support since DVD was launched eight years ago,” notes analyst Tom Adams of Adams Media Research.

Also, Paramount today announces 11 titles, including releases from fellow Viacom divisions Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and MTV, making Paramount the first studio to bring TV shows to UMD.

Since PSP was launched, more than 1.2 million units have sold.