PSP firmware v5 will surely save the platform from extinction

There’s not a lot of content in this video of PSP firmware v5.0 but you can expect to see the PSN store, a new RSS reader, and a snapshot tool for taking screenshots of games. Pretty exciting, right? More importantly, a firmware upgrade will ensure that PSP hackers will have to spend a few minutes hacking this version of the software and then go back to drinking Mountain Dew and eating Gamer Grub.

Is the PSP even relevant anymore? UMD is pretty much a dead-end for media and the games have been bad to abysmal so far – even God of War wasn’t that hot. Could the DSi pound the final nail in the PSP coffin?