Slitherine says there’s money to be made in the PSPgo market

Tuesday, 18th May 2010 17:07 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Slitherine, which just merged with Matrix Games, feels that due to the lack of competition in the market, there’s money to be made on PSPgo, despite the handheld’s slow sales.

Speaking with MCV, Slitherine’s marketing director Marco Minoli said that since Mini and PSN titles are “unexploited by big publishers”, the lack of competition in the market is a good thing for the firm.

“PSP and iPhone are key platforms for us,” said Minoli. “PSPgo has been a great platform for us. PSN titles – both full titles and minis – are mostly unexploited by big publishers. There’s a lack of competition, which helps a lot in terms of sell-through.

“There’s just a few releases for PSPgo, compared to the thousands for iPhone. PSP is also a very suitable platform for our titles as it’s more for the core gamer who can invest time in their games.

“iPhone is great for the more casual player.”

Speaking on the merge with Matrix, Minoli said that the deal “will see Slitherine’s titles better represented in the US” while giving Matrix an “in” with UK retail.

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Thanks, Made2Game.



  1. Erthazus

    Just cut the price and thats it.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Bulk Slash


    Well that and release the PSP back catalogue for a reasonable price. Currently there’s hardly any games to buy for the thing. I spend more time playing PS1 games on mine. :(

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Aimless

    So… who else imagined Alan Rickman drawling that quote?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. The1stMJC

    I am assuming Sony over priced it because they knew it wouldn’t sell and wanted to get whatever they could for it. Than again that barely makes sense.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Bulk Slash

    I think it was priced like that to stop all the retailers throwing their toys out of the pram about losing software sales.

    As it is, quite a few refused to stock the device and they all went out of their way to rubbish it and say there was no market interest in it. It’s a shame really, as I think it’s a really good system. If the PSP2 is a phone with a similar form factor it could be a massive seller.

    #5 5 years ago

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