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GTA Franchise Not Leaving The PSP

As you may or may not know, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is ready to go for the Nintendo DS, but don't you worry...Sony has no plans to remove the popular franchise from their sleek portable unit.

According to what SCEA head of PSP marketing John Koller told MTV Multiplayer, GTA is "a tremendous franchise for PlayStation in general," which means PSP owners will once again see a handheld installment on the PSP in the near future. Said Koller:

"No one should sleep on that franchise. That’s a tremendous franchise for PlayStation in general. We’ve had two that are the top two sellers on PSP right now. So, there’s definitely continued conversations with ['GTA' development studio] Rockstar on all their brands. That’s nothing that’s left the PlayStation family."

As for what Koller thought when he heard that a new GTA would be headed to the DS, he didn't seem too fazed. "To be honest, Rockstar has to manage their business as they see fit," he said. "We're very good partners with them." Obviously, Rockstar is only seeking to taste a bigger piece of that ever-expanding gaming pie; they just released Lost and Damned for the Xbox 360, for example. It only makes sense to bring one of the most popular video game franchises in history to as many different platforms as humanly possible, and of course, that does include the PlayStation brand. It's just the way of big business that GTA would branch out, but the PSP certainly won't lose it.

2/27/2009 John Shepard

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Jed
Saturday, February 28, 2009 @ 1:37:38 AM
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That's good news for all of us with a psp.

Did the San Andreas Stories rumor get debunked, or is it still possible?

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Neurotoxiny
Saturday, February 28, 2009 @ 1:37:57 AM
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Both of the GTA Stories on the psp were mega awesome, they seriously should make another one. How could a DS handle GTA??? The world may never know....

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Zorigo
Saturday, February 28, 2009 @ 6:37:20 AM

i'm sure it would be fine, u should see some of the tech in that thing (pokemon platinum has 3d worlds, all dimensions literally, walking on walls upside down and stuff. lookin good. maybe that's y the ds is KOing the psp. )

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ceedot
Saturday, February 28, 2009 @ 2:17:59 AM
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San Andreas stories was meant to begin development after GTA IV. Who knows with rockstar. They are a sh** company now.

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The Stig
Saturday, February 28, 2009 @ 4:45:23 AM
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Id love to see San Andreas Stories on the PSP.

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Naga
Saturday, February 28, 2009 @ 5:00:06 AM
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An completely new city on PSP would be amazing but San andreas would be okay

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JoshuaAdam360X
Saturday, February 28, 2009 @ 6:01:17 AM
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Give us SA Stories already!

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Orvisman
Saturday, February 28, 2009 @ 2:25:02 PM

CRAP!!!!!!

It's Back!!!!!!!!!

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Zorigo
Saturday, February 28, 2009 @ 6:35:59 AM
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well i have a DS so i know what i'm getting, an R4.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, February 28, 2009 @ 2:22:01 PM
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Is China Town Wars going to DS?

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Orvisman
Saturday, February 28, 2009 @ 2:25:15 PM

Yep

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Orvisman
Saturday, February 28, 2009 @ 2:25:55 PM

Yep. First sentence.

;)

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