My brother in San Diego also just bought a PSP. When I see him, we will be able to try out the automatic networked game functionality. My brother bought a 256 MB memory card so he could load up his PSP with music and some family pictures, etc. I am not so interested in that: my iBook is portable enough and also has a cloned copy of my entire development environment.
The Ridge Racer car dynamics are not realistic (I took a three day professional racing class at Laguna Seca race course, so I have a valid opinion on this :-) but the important thing is that the game play is superb.
Unfortunately, the cost of entry for game developers is probably high for the PSP. I would like to see Sony do two things:
- Provide a free or very low cost development system that worked by having a special boot loader use the USB interface to use a PC development system as a simulated UMD drive
- Market UMD disks that hold many individual games written by individuals and small gaming companies