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Yoshida: PSP negligence is “really, really disappointing”

Friday, 12th September 2008 13:48 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Speaking to IGN at Games Convention, Sony Worldwide Studio boss Shuhei Yoshida’s admitted he’s not happy at the lack of PSP games on the horizon.

“Yeah, it’s really, really disappointing and it’s a lost opportunity for the third-parties,” he said.

“They should look at what the PSP can do for their titles and the potential for the business that their IP has.”

Leading from the front is the way forward, said the exec.

“We have to show by examples,” he added. “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’.”

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  1. No_PUDding

    Very truthful.

    This guy is the least PR shitfilled person in the industry. I am sure he’ll learn to become a crack in time.

    IGN: Do you look to the Wii as an inspiration at all?

    Shuhei Yoshida: Absolutely. They are bringing in people that have never played games before, who never have tried picking up a controller. After they’ve played a Wii and played some of the games, some of those consumers might try something else. I’m really interested to try and convince those consumers to stay with us.

    Very humble, considering the PS2 introduced this element.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    He was great to interview. Very experienced, no fluster, completely professional.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. DrDamn

    It does seem a bit crazy that there aren’t more third party games out there for the PSP. There is the argument that Sony seem to have missed the point on what hand held gaming is about when making the device, I think there is the counter that third parties may have missed the point too, and need to develop games which suit the device and the fact it is mobile.

    There are a phenomenal number of machines out there as a userbase.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. No_PUDding

    Did you ask him about Team ICO too?

    Everyone seems to have done so, so far.

    #4 6 years ago