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Sony to “reinvigorate” PSP in 2009

Thursday, 12th February 2009 12:33 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Sony’s told MCV it plans to “reinvigorate” PSP this year with a string of new releases and a focus on software development.

“Granted, perhaps there hasn’t been the volume of high profile PSP titles we would have liked to have seen on the platform,” said UK product manager Claire Backhouse.

“But, that said, we continue to focus heavily on software development.

“The fruits of this you’ll see later this year, with the release of a number of currently unannounced, yet significant franchises that will re-invigorate the current user base, as well as attracting a whole new audience.”

Both games and peripherals will help reignite interest in the platform, said Backhouse.

“This year we are also launching a host of significant PlayStation IPs on the PSP platform, the first being Resistance Retribution, which will help drive sales,” she said.

“It’s these core IPs that we believe will help broaden the appeal of PSP in the UK, and when coupled with the existing functionality such as Go!View and Go!Cam, will make PSP a very attractive proposition.”

More through there.

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12 Comments

  1. Cort

    “This year we are also launching a host of significant PlayStation IPs on the PSP platform…..”

    LBP for PSP?!

    :o)

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    LBP on PSP has indeed been confirmed for some time now.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Not by Sony, it hasn’t.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    Ja. There’s been no formal announcement.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. LeD

    I’m still waiting for Go! F*** Yourself.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Cort

    And didn’t Yamauchi confirm last Summer that Gran Turismo PSP wasn’t dead, despite claims from some in the gaming media that it had been scrapped?

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Cort

    @LeD,

    Post of the year 2009 contender for Patrick to note!

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    :D

    #8 6 years ago
  9. reask

    Its not a bad hand-held the PSP, more games would be good.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    PSP2 confirmed.
    :P

    Seriously though, I’ll predict they’ll announce LBP PSP @ PS Day in May.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. SticKboy

    If they made it less fragile, I’d consider buying one.

    *Far* less fragile, mind.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Cort

    I forgot: there’s also been rumours about Motorstorm for PSP too.

    #12 6 years ago

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