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Sony Admits It "Under-Supported" PSP

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Since last year saw some of the greatest software for the PlayStation 3, Sony intends on fixing its past portable mistakes and promises a strong 2009 for the PSP.

God of War: Chains of Olympus and Patapon appeared on the PlaySation Portable last year to rave reviews from critics and gamers alike. Their success was a boon for Sony, but the portable's manufacturer has a major concern: These titles were developed by Sony first-party studios. Where were the third parties?

The answer: On the PlayStation 3, selling millions with Resistance 2, Metal Gear Solid 4 and Grand Theft Auto IV.

Sony senior vice president Ray Maguire assures gamers that Sony, despite having 50 million hardware units sold, recognizes its errors in managing its only handheld machine.

"It was slightly under-supported, mainly because a lot of the energy was going into stuff we're doing for PlayStation 3," Maguire commented to GamesIndustry. "There was an added complication in that the UMD model wasn't brilliant for third parties, either."

A lack of software hasn't halted the millions of individuals who purchased the hardware, an audience Sony intends on targeting in partnership with its retailers.

"Retailers are looking at it as well, realizing that they haven't supported it as much as maybe they might have done, and they're also thinking about how we almost reintroduce the PlayStation Portable into the market place, with the confidence that we should have had last year, but didn't," he stated.

Realizing the limitations of using the UMD format for games and dealing with retailers, Maguire expects the PSP's online capabilities to allow for improved digital distribution straight to the hardware, which could potentially receive an upgrade in 2009.

"My gut feeling though is that people are looking for more snack-type content, and the downloads side of it will increasingly become a bigger part of its future," he said. "It's also something that development can get into at a much, much lower entry cost, and I think we can see this everywhere, whether it be iPhone applications, whether it be mobile phones - there is an appetite for smaller, snack-type games."

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Really? I never would have guessed with the fact I haven't bought a new game for it or played it in AGES!

i got a psp over a year or two ago and i only have one game for it, lets hope sony manages to keep this promise

No Shit and Sherlock ride into the sunset again!

They admitted that they did something wrong? Wow.

You don`t say

Vlane:
They admitted that they did something wrong? Wow.

Actually they've admitted this particular predicament many times before in many other interviews about the PSP, but I'm to lazy and half-assed to go look for them.

Nit-picking here, but technically Resistance 2 was made by a second-party source, i.e. an external company that has (nearly) all its work published by the company.

I've seen some of the stuff they're dreaming up, it involves Little Big Planet for the PSP, which I think would work like a dream. It's not graphically demanding, and it would suit a portable well.

The only way I can imagine someone not being able to find a good PSP game is if they have an allergy to JRPGs, TRPGs & puzzle games.

harhol:
The only way I can imagine someone not being able to find a good PSP game is if they have an allergy to JRPGs, TRPGs & puzzle games.

Welcome to the Escapist. Or at least, that certainly seems to be the case. If I mentioned "Class of Heroes" I'm sure at least half the forum members here would have to look it up. Its a game I'm looking forward to, personally.

Rodger:

harhol:
The only way I can imagine someone not being able to find a good PSP game is if they have an allergy to JRPGs, TRPGs & puzzle games.

Welcome to the Escapist. Or at least, that certainly seems to be the case. If I mentioned "Class of Heroes" I'm sure at least half the forum members here would have to look it up. Its a game I'm looking forward to, personally.

No, we're rather fond of puzzle games.

oh well, a lack of titles isn't a big deal when copy protection issues mean that everybody can own every game you realease for free.

harhol:
The only way I can imagine someone not being able to find a good PSP game is if they have an allergy to JRPGs, TRPGs & puzzle games.

or just any other genre in general. Well at least 2009 is going to be one hell of a year for the thing with all the announcements just bombarding us. Lookin forward to Tuesday when I can pick me up some of that Resistance Retribution, and all those other games in the coming months.

Rodger:
If I mentioned "Class of Heroes" I'm sure at least half the forum members here would have to look it up. Its a game I'm looking forward to, personally.

Funny how it's true, I have not seen much of it but it certainly looks interesting. I really hope Tenchu turns out good though.

Don't worry Sony, piracy supported the PSP quite well.

My mom gave it to my godbro as a gift like 2 years ago..

I felt so srry for hime, It was his first system

Sorry dead thread I know, but I need to say my two cents about this.

Wtf, "Lords of Dog Town" some f'ing ATV off-road game in my psp box? Who the hell do they think plays this thing? I had seen what the system could do so I bought one to play Daxter when it came out, to this date I have that and God of War for it, matter of fact I think I lost the charger in my room at some point I use it so little.

Not enough support for the system? Nonsense sony, keep releasing crappy movies on dvd's for it and I'm sure it will take off as a portable dvd player. bah! I say, BAH!

KeyMaster45:

Wtf, "Lords of Dog Town" some f'ing ATV off-road game in my psp box? Who the hell do they think plays this thing? I had seen what the system could do so I bought one to play Daxter when it came out, to this date I have that and God of War for it, matter of fact I think I lost the charger in my room at some point I use it so little.

Didn't that come with the PSP? And I thought it was a skateboarding movie.

Even though the story is kind of old, I can't resist:

"In other breaking news, the sun rose from the east this morning! Oh, and the next DDR game will feature four arrows apparently. Who'd have thought that was going to happen, eh Jim?"

Well, at least they're still trying to make more good games for the thing, if this year's E3 was any indication.

KeyMaster45:
Sorry dead thread I know, but I need to say my two cents about this.

Wtf, "Lords of Dog Town" some f'ing ATV off-road game in my psp box? Who the hell do they think plays this thing? I had seen what the system could do so I bought one to play Daxter when it came out, to this date I have that and God of War for it, matter of fact I think I lost the charger in my room at some point I use it so little.

Not enough support for the system? Nonsense sony, keep releasing crappy movies on dvd's for it and I'm sure it will take off as a portable dvd player. bah! I say, BAH!

I bought that pack mostly for the 1GB stick. PSPs up to that point only came with 32MB cards. I thought that the game and movie would be at least slightly enjoyable, but they were complete trash. I watched about 20 mins of LoDT before realizing that nothing was ever going to happen in the film besides skating/surfing montages.

scotth266:

Didn't that come with the PSP? And I thought it was a skateboarding movie.

Even though the story is kind of old, I can't resist:

"In other breaking news, the sun rose from the east this morning! Oh, and the next DDR game will feature four arrows apparently. Who'd have thought that was going to happen, eh Jim?"

Well, at least they're still trying to make more good games for the thing, if this year's E3 was any indication.

Sorry, that was a typo on my part, what I meant to say was that it came with Lords of Dog town AND some f'ing atv off-road game, which I think right now is keeping the short leg of my desk up so it doesn't wobble

Well look on the bright side

atleast now the PSP is gonna be awesome and i'm actually hyped about the PSP GO since it's way more practical then the last PSP models

Ugh, PSP. I can't describe how much I hate PSP, and I can't describe how much it shocks me that Sony are admitting to a mistake, rather than blaming everyone else.

madbird-valiant:
Ugh, PSP. I can't describe how much I hate PSP, and I can't describe how much it shocks me that Sony are admitting to a mistake, rather than blaming everyone else.

Well, I expected it. They've done alot of good work in the past. It's Microsoft who blames everybody else.

Just make another 10 patapon games and I'll be eternally happy.

WrongSprite:
Just make another 10 patapon games and I'll be eternally happy.

Pata pata pata pon.. i love that game so much

I would actually disagree with Sony, there are plenty of good games on the PS3 made by the third parties... it's just Under-Promoted.

WrongSprite:
Just make another 10 patapon games and I'll be eternally happy.

I can't really get into the patapon games... They piss me off so much. But I can't wait for Assassin's Creed, LittleBigPlanet, and Dissidia: Final Fantasy in english to be released for the psp.

Really Sony? You don't say!

I've said it before: If the PSP had that sacred right stick and 2 extra shoulder buttons and was basically a portable home console that played EXACTLY like a PS3/PS2, it would have done better, since at least HALF the games on it are PS2/PS3 ports.

MK Tha Rebel:
Really Sony? You don't say!

I've said it before: If the PSP had that sacred right stick and 2 extra shoulder buttons and was basically a portable home console that played EXACTLY like a PS3/PS2, it would have done better, since at least HALF the games on it are PS2/PS3 ports.

So, you basically want a portable dualshock controller? How on earth would it ever be comfortable in your pocket? Seriously, 4 shoulder buttons? My god, how could they fit that much!

Besides, OLD THREAD IS OOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLDDDDDDDDD!!! That, and a second nub is not nearly as essential as people make it out to be. The only real type of game that needs one is the FPS, and even then it can work out with 1 stick. After all, the DS goes along fine with none.

Jumplion:

MK Tha Rebel:
Really Sony? You don't say!

I've said it before: If the PSP had that sacred right stick and 2 extra shoulder buttons and was basically a portable home console that played EXACTLY like a PS3/PS2, it would have done better, since at least HALF the games on it are PS2/PS3 ports.

So, you basically want a portable dualshock controller? How on earth would it ever be comfortable in your pocket? Seriously, 4 shoulder buttons? My god, how could they fit that much!

I think they would have figured something out. My point is that ported games don't play as well on the PSP. If they did, it would have done better. And I think a right stick is a factor in playing better.

MK Tha Rebel:

Jumplion:

MK Tha Rebel:
Really Sony? You don't say!

I've said it before: If the PSP had that sacred right stick and 2 extra shoulder buttons and was basically a portable home console that played EXACTLY like a PS3/PS2, it would have done better, since at least HALF the games on it are PS2/PS3 ports.

So, you basically want a portable dualshock controller? How on earth would it ever be comfortable in your pocket? Seriously, 4 shoulder buttons? My god, how could they fit that much!

I think they would have figured something out. My point is that ported games don't play as well on the PSP. If they did, it would have done better. And I think a right stick is a factor in playing better.

But it is not neccessary, as shown by many other games (mainly games with fixed cameras or no camera control at all (Puzzle games, Strategy RPGs, Third Person Shooters can do fine with some good camera programing, racings games just need it to show the ass of the car, ect...)). A second nub is not nearly as much of a neccessity as people make it out to be, it's just fine with one.

1) This strikes me as no surprise considering the PSP has always suffered

2) No, I don't like "snack-side" whatevers of games, I like full games that I don't have to download extra shit for. This goes for digital distribution, as well. Not everyone can access the internet (my DS was offline for years) with their PSP, either.

Honestly, if they really wanted to make money they'd just scrap the PSP altogether and start putting those same games on the PS2 or something, where more people have access to them. And stop with all this downloadable crap because a lot of us don't give a shit about downloadable content or digital distribution. I prefer having a physical copy of my games, although I admit the UMD always turned me off, much like the Blu-Ray.

ive just bought a PSP in the last month, Apart from some big hitters & Some fun gameplay with friends, Its not really that great.

Upon saying that, I'd choose it over a DS Anyday :D

Onmi:
I would actually disagree with Sony, there are plenty of good games on the PS3 made by the third parties... it's just Under-Promoted.

The Honorable Delegate of Malistaire agrees, a commission must be se--err, sorry, my inner nerd rearing its bucked teeth and thick glasses.

But seriously, this guy's right, my store always has a rich display of Sony PSP titles and plenty are sold/traded every day. The PSP is a great system and I'm genuinely looking forward to the PSP Go (also looking for an extremely old never been updated 1000 model for other less reputable reasons) and I'm looking forward to some more decent releases and DVDs on it.

OT: That bastard Ben bought Dogma today! I WANTED DOGMA! NOBODY TRADES THAT IN ANYMORE!

Jumplion:

MK Tha Rebel:

Jumplion:

MK Tha Rebel:
Really Sony? You don't say!

I've said it before: If the PSP had that sacred right stick and 2 extra shoulder buttons and was basically a portable home console that played EXACTLY like a PS3/PS2, it would have done better, since at least HALF the games on it are PS2/PS3 ports.

So, you basically want a portable dualshock controller? How on earth would it ever be comfortable in your pocket? Seriously, 4 shoulder buttons? My god, how could they fit that much!

I think they would have figured something out. My point is that ported games don't play as well on the PSP. If they did, it would have done better. And I think a right stick is a factor in playing better.

But it is not neccessary, as shown by many other games (mainly games with fixed cameras or no camera control at all (Puzzle games, Strategy RPGs, Third Person Shooters can do fine with some good camera programing, racings games just need it to show the ass of the car, ect...)). A second nub is not nearly as much of a neccessity as people make it out to be, it's just fine with one.

Yeah, I realize that. I'm just saying it would have been nice.

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