Harada: Namco “affected” by PSN downtime

Tuesday, 17th May 2011 02:07 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Katsuhiro Harada has said the PlayStation Network’s outage has had negative effects on Namco Bandai.

“The company as a whole [has] been affected because of the PSN down time,” the Tekken director told CVG.

Harada said that although there’d been no significant impact on the Tekken team, he’d heard of a few instances of the PSN shutdown having direct consequences.

“Especially for example [Street Fighter director Yoshinori] Ono-san, we heard he couldn’t release the download content he originally planned to because of the down time.

“Maybe some other developers out there planned to use some of the profits that came from DLC to further their development, so it probably had some kind of negative impact on that,” he said.

The PSN was down for almost a month following hacker activity in mid April, and has recently begun to restore services.

Thanks, PSU.




  1. TheWulf

    Hey, Namco! The PC. Yes, the PC. That’s where you should turn your attention to. Not only has Steam never had the sort of outages that the PSN did, but piracy is an issue everywhere now, and Valve have the sort of verve and initiative to ensure that your games sell!


    What? I can dream, can’t I? Seriously though, they’d quintuple their profits overnight by doing so.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    Don’t think Namco even do PC games they have been on the console since Pacman.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Espers

    STOP NAGGING ALREADY !! what if namco servers got hacked what will be your statement ?!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. itsucks

    Hey, creator of mediocre bet’em ups, just join the winning team, and jump out of the sinking boat. easy.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Christopher Jack

    @Patrick Garratt, please ban itsucks, he only trolls & everyone’s tired of seeing him.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    itsucks – One warning. Stop it or I’ll ban you.

    #6 4 years ago

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