This week, we’ve already had the discovery of the PS3’s private rootkeys, and the launch of a dodgy custom firmware, but now it seems to be the PSP’s time in the hacking spotlight. Videos doing the rounds today show an ISO loader running on the previously hack-proof PSPgo.
Sony’s battle against homebrew and piracy on the PSP is well-documented, and the PSPgo (with its non-removable) battery was seen as another counter to the seedy underworld of the portable’s community. But now a figure by the name of Wololo has got a homebrew ISO loader working on the console, which means games ripped from UMD – or downloaded illegally – can be played.
The videos show a PSPgo running Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, a title that only got a UMD release, and never appeared on the PSN Store. Obviously there are other reasons for getting homebrew working on the PSPgo, but in not managing to get every retail release up on the Store, and therefore limiting what PSPgo owners can play, Sony have given the hackers yet another reason to break into the console.