Using PSP with PS3 Jr?
A reader sent in this question (thanks Bryan):
And I have been wondering something for some time now and wonder if you might know anything about it: If the lower level PS3 does not in fact include Wi-fi standard, how would it connect to a PSP to use the “remote gaming functions” that Sony stipulated would be a part of the PS3’s design? I thought that at first a USB cable might be needed but surely that would defeat the ‘forward looking” attitude Sony has about the PS3. Streaming video or information over a LAN for that matter may be a possibility, however again I thought it was stated that the PS3 would have a direct connection to the PSP.
He did some research and the best he could find was from Sony. See question number 9. They basically say that USB or Memory Stick are the two methods of interaction, but that developers can do more. (Like the rear-view mirror for F1 ’06.) To me, this says that it’s the developer’s choice to use WiFi if they wish, but Sony is only supporting USB and Memory Stick. I don’t think that the rear-view mirror kind of thing will be possible without WiFi.