Sony to “reinvigorate” PSP in 2009

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 12 February 2009 12:33 GMT

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Sony’s told MCV it plans to “reinvigorate” PSP this year with a string of new releases and a focus on software development.

“Granted, perhaps there hasn’t been the volume of high profile PSP titles we would have liked to have seen on the platform,” said UK product manager Claire Backhouse.

“But, that said, we continue to focus heavily on software development.

“The fruits of this you’ll see later this year, with the release of a number of currently unannounced, yet significant franchises that will re-invigorate the current user base, as well as attracting a whole new audience.”

Both games and peripherals will help reignite interest in the platform, said Backhouse.

“This year we are also launching a host of significant PlayStation IPs on the PSP platform, the first being Resistance Retribution, which will help drive sales,” she said.

“It’s these core IPs that we believe will help broaden the appeal of PSP in the UK, and when coupled with the existing functionality such as Go!View and Go!Cam, will make PSP a very attractive proposition.”

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