Harada: Namco “affected” by PSN downtime

Tuesday, 17 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.