The Sony PSP has proved again that its more than a mere games device, when Disney announced that it will be releasing films for the portable handheld video game and media device. Disney announced that it would be supporting UMD, or Universal Media Disc, the format developed specifically for Sony's PSP. This new format holds about three times the capacity of a regular CD and will be released in North America on March 24. Disney is the first major Hollywood studio other than Sony's own Sony Pictures division to announce UMD support.
Buena Vista Home Entertainment said it would release five movies this spring: "National Treasure," "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," "Reign of Fire," "Kill Bill Vol. 1" and "Hero." More titles will be announced during the year, it said.