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If you have a PSP, you've probably noticed that the shelves aren't overflowing with must-play games for the system. There are occasional gems, like God of War, Valkyria Chronicles, and Persona...but software for the system has been anything but consistent. Sony's senior VP of marketing, Peter Dille, theorizes that one of the main reasons is piracy.
Dille outlined his thoughts in an interview with Siliconera. To be fair, he isn't trying to lay the entirety of the blame on piracy, but he outlines why it may affect a publisher's decision to throw support behind the handheld: "That has limited a publisher’s ability to make money on the platform because it is a hacked platform. There is a lot of piracy, I’m sure you’re familiar with some of what’s going on. If you aren’t, you can find sites selling pirated games."
The death of the system isn't immediately at hand, though, as Dille emphasizes the system's capacity for digital distribution. "A game that you could put on the PlayStation Network can find its audience because there is unlimited shelf space...We’re trying to encourage publishers to make sure they exhaust their internal catalogs and content and keep that on the platform as well."
Regardless of the reasons publishers are avoiding the PSP, it would be nice to have more than a handful of games worth playing every year for the system.
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Ha ha too funny. I've never been impressed with either the dongle or Sony's marketing/handling of it.
Not really familiar with the PSP-piracy scene, but then again, my PSP has been collecting dust for a while.
I wish there were more amazing games for it could of had lot of awesome games that were never were,makes me wish i didnt buy it.
I am a fan on the PSP, but also I am well aware of its flaws. One of the reasons I am a fan of the system is because of the piracy and emulators. Sucks that is also the demise of the system. I guess its obvious though.
Never been a fan of the PSP, and the lack of anything worth (to me) buying the system to play has led to me not caring about it.
I hate piracy!!!!!!!!
So Sony makes a system that can be hacked, doesn't address that, then says support for the system is lacking because of it? I've never looked into this piracy thing, but he sure seems to encourage it.
i think the hardware engineering flaws are more to blame than pirates. you shouldn't have to have a next gen psp to get dual analogs for one. socom on psp could have been a real hit with some serious staying power, but the necessary(?) autoaim really ruins the fun. if i wanted to play a game where the first person to see the other gets the kill, i'd still play mw2.
Sony could always put out a firmware update to address the issue, they certainly had no problem killing the "Install Other OS" option on the PS3 and other updates blocking the USB hack in attempts to kill piracy on that machine....
Which begs the question, why bother making a PSP2?
I don't understand why people think there aren't good games for psp. It's like a nasty rumor that won't go away. I absolutely love my psp and the deep library of quality titles. Off the top of my head: Metal Gear Peace Walker, both G.O.W, Patapons, Locco Rocco, Gran Turismo, Monster Hunter, LittleBigPlanet, Jak and Daxter, Motorstorm, Tekken. You can't get graphics or deep experiences like these on any other mobile platform. Not even close.
This year Metal Gear Solid Peacewalker, Valkyrie Chronicles 2, Kingdom Hearts, and Modnation Racers.
2nd Tier: Hot Shots Tennis, Patapon 3,
Ever: Loco Rocos, Patapons, God of Wars, Metal Gear's, Pixel Junk, Little Big Planet
Comic Books, Music, Sony Video Store
Put you're own videos on a PSP
Street Fighter 3 Alpha
Ratchet and Clank's, Jak and Daxter's
It's the system of the future. It's the best system since the PS2.
Two of it's own shows (Pulse, Tester), Free rentals and TV, no membership fees...
He's not lying. The PSP hacking scene is huge.
There is always away around piracy. They're just being lazy and throwing in the towel.
Yeah yeah, maybe your platform is just that terrible and your company screwed up every way possible.