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Sony Wants Third-Party Love For PSP

Perhaps one of the biggest drawbacks regarding the PSP has been a lack of third-party support, but as the handheld gains in popularity, more third-party-ers are starting to hop on-board. And as far as Sony Head of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, is concerned, there needs to be more of this.

In a recent interview with IGN, Yoshida first issued a few teasers regarding currently unannounced PSP games for 2009, and then stated his burning desire (our words, not his) to see more third-party developers embrace the surging platform. "What we'd like to see more is for third parties also - there is so much great IP that they have," Yoshida said in somewhat broken English. And thanks to the better sales of the PSP in both North America and Japan, Yoshida hopes the software sales increase right along with it. As a message to developers, he says, "look at what the PSP can do for their titles and the potential," and we have to agree with that sentiment. For a portable unit, the PSP is one hell of a machine, and we're confident the developers have only begun to scratch the surface. If they can accomplish the likes of God of War: Chains of Olympus and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, think what else they can accomplish in the future...

Anyway, it's just good to know the PSP continues its upward swing, and the longer it continues, the more Yoshida's dreams will come true. Those third-party devs will come a-runnin'!

9/12/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (8 posts)

AceTatsujin
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 10:31:20 PM
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Oh yea read this somewhere else, developers should really start thinking about the PSP and what it has done with famous games like Crisis Core and God of War: Chains of Olympus. There are games on DS that I want on the PSP ... two draw-backs are holding me for puchasing the DS ... 129 for that small midget machine, and two ... the screen is awful compare to the PSP.

Did I mention that I hooked up an HD connector from my PSP to my 37" LCD? I up'd the screen to about 30" which is freaking awesome, and it is no different then how it looks like on the PSP. Thank Sony for me ~

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WaR_HaWk
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 10:35:10 PM

ds sux

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LightShow
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 11:01:39 PM
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i haven't picked up my PSP in ages to play anything other than pokemon. nothing exciting anymore.

Sony, give me an old fashioned platformer for my PSP, and you'll get more love from me than you'll ever want.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, September 13, 2008 @ 1:33:46 AM

platformers.....so needed. Handhelds and platformers is a big thing for me. That's why I really love Daxter for psp.

And yeah Sony does support the psp very well. The 3rd parties are the one which are doing such a bad job :(

I mean not all, but man.

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Qubex
Saturday, September 13, 2008 @ 4:49:02 AM

...here here!!!

Q!

"aLL RoAds LeAd ToO HoMe"

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eLLeJuss
Saturday, September 13, 2008 @ 8:28:55 AM

yo. since when did psp get pokemon..lol

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LightShow
Saturday, September 13, 2008 @ 1:21:06 PM

Daxter was really the last game on my psp I completely finished, then went back and did it again

I used to make it a habit to do that with my games, but the last game i bought was secret agent clank, and that really didnt do it for me.

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dillonthebunny
Saturday, September 13, 2008 @ 12:07:48 PM
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play my psp a lot still, but quality titles are few an far between... (playing Disgaea)


theres two things I think they should do..

one being the obvious.. make some decent AAA games for it and bring some blinding RPG's to the console, exploit the film and music media side of things and boost the internet on it as in PSN titles and updates to Java and Flash so sites like Youtube work.

the second is to open up the hacker scene again.

I remember when the psp first came out and the things you could do on it, hackers went mental, and the stuff that was to come out was nothing short of amazing, but with firmaware updates, it devided the community in to two.

I think they should bring the two sides back together with a limited hacker free software, so we can have our emu's, our doctored menu's and themes.. people can make up games and we can all play them.

its something that nintendo and the DS couldnt and would never do, its something that if MS ever brought out handheld they would be too scared to do.

I say its a brave step, but one they should take. they just have to regulate it a bit more but also learn to take a step back and let the user have their fun.

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