Sony: UMD alive and well

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Sony has claimed that its troubled UMD format is still going strong, and that it has no plans to drop the format in the foreseeable future.

During a session at last week's GDC, the platform holder insisted that UMD is alive and well” as a format and reiterated that all new PSP releases will be available on both a UMD disc and as a digital download on PSN, according to IGN.

Sony announced life-to-date sales for PSP have reached 17 million units in North America, and 60 million units worldwide.