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PSP Go still functional as gaming system in closed state

The PSP Go is obviously designed to be a gaming system in its open state, but what about when it’s closed? Joystiq contacted Sony to find out if it was even possible to play games in the handheld’s shuttered mode and if the company had any titles in development that would utilize the functionality. A representative for Sony told them it hasn’t announced any titles in development that strictly use the PSP Go’s L/R shoulder buttons, but that “users will be able to play those games with the PSP Go in closed mode.”

The Sony rep continued, “Users will be able to access content and applications on the XMB such as videos, music and Skype when the panel is closed — but users will need to launch the application first before closing the panel.” Other accessible features when the panel is closed include “original applications,” like the clock and calendar. Plus many new feature that will come through the firmware updates.

[Via Joystiq]