Sony's UMD Format To Get Industry Approval

Well, at least approval from Ecma, an industry association dedicated to the standardization of information and communication systems. The UMD disc has a storage capacity of up to 1.8 gigabites.

Analysts say the latest approval will encourage movie distributors and music labels to publish titles more in UMD formats, which will help expand the installation base of PSP portable game consoles. We’ve been covering the movie releases on PSP very our dedicated Sony section.