Friday, 12 September 2008

Yoshida Not Happy With Lack Of PSP Games

Sony PSP Shuhei Yoshida Shuhei Yoshida

Sony Worldwide Studio boss Shuhei Yoshida has admitted he's not too happy about the lack of games available for the PSP:
“Yeah, it’s really, really disappointing and it’s a lost opportunity for the third-parties."

“They should look at what the PSP can do for their titles and the potential for the business that their IP has.”
Yoshida stated that leading from the front is the way forward:
“We have to show by examples. What’s happening in Japan is interesting - because of the massive success of Monster Hunter, Japanese publishers realise, ‘here’s a resource’.

“Lots of people are playing PSP in groups of fours and when you go to Japan it’s hard to find a train or a bar where you don’t see some people playing a PSP. So other publishers in Japan are seeing these consumers, and thinking, ‘Wow, we can make games for those consumers’.”
The PSP did get off to a troubled started and was whipped by Nintendo and their DS but sales have since started to climb very optimistically so don't be surprised to see developers getting to work on the device.

Source: IGN

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