50 million-selling PSP “doomed from the start,” says GoW dev

Friday, 19 November 2010 07:01 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Despite the fact PSP hardware has now sold 50.1 million units, as of Sony’s last financial release, Ready at Dawn co-founder Ru Weerasuriya has claimed the machine was “doomed from the start”.

Speaking to Edge (via CVG), the God of War PSP developer claimed the handheld was born to die.

“It was the first portable that Sony released – it’s a trial by fire,” he said. “It’s a good platform and you can make amazing things on it. I think that we’ve tried as much as possible to prove that in the last seven years.

“But it was doomed from the beginning, that’s its biggest problem,” he added.

In case you missed that: “It was doomed from the very get-go. There are some things which aren’t conductive to calling it a true portable gaming platform and calling it a connective platform, although it has wi-fi.

“There’s so many things that publishers and the manufacturer and Sony dropped the ball on – it’s natural, it’s the first one.”

Hopefully PSP2 will have a better stab at it. Check out first shots of the sequel’s dev kit here.