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SCEE: PSP Minis to likely “transition to UMD” and possibly PS3

Friday, 11th September 2009 20:01 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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SCEE’s Zeno Colaco has stated that some PSP Minis are to be transitioned to UMD or on PS3 in order for developers and publishers to access revenue from retail as well as the PS Store.

“The most successful Minis titles will probably transition to UMD,” Colaco told Develop. “I think that a package of multiple Minis games on a single UMD is a real possibility at a later stage, where even a studio or publisher will put a collection of their own games on a single disc. We’d be open to that.”

“These games won’t need to necessarily be built for the home console, and I think these games will find their true life and identity in those micro-bursts of play. But I do think there’s a possibility that Minis could find themselves on other consoles down the line.”

Minis go live on the PS Store October 1.

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2 Comments

  1. freedoms_stain

    Which means the consumer can benefit from retail competition and sales – happy days.

    This is one reason why the PSPGo has lost some of its enamour for me, if the PSP market thingy is the only place PSPGo customers can get a hold of games then Sony have a monopoly on the price (I’m assuming this will be the case, I’ve heard nothing about anyone else distributing digital downloads for the PSPGo) So whereas a game might be £30 RRP there are various online retailers who’ll sell at £22.99, and you get instore deals that drag the price down from RRP while PSPGo customers will be stuck with whatever price Sony dictate.

    Sort of like how Fallout DLC costs 800MSP pretty much no matter what but you can ocassionally buy the double packs for £10 during special promotions on play and the like.

    However if anyone can sell PSP games similar to how there are multiple digital download services on PC then this rant has all been for naught!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Jadeskye

    God i hated UMDs.

    #2 5 years ago

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