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Sony reqruiting iphone developers to have iphone games ported to psp go

08-14-2009, 03:21 PM
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Sony reqruiting iphone developers to have iphone games ported to psp go

I just thought that this was an interesting story.
http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/PSP/P...ws.asp?c=14946

I know that there are a number of iphone titles that I have bought that I wish there were physical controls for and Sony here may be hitting apple in a vulnerable spot.

I also know that many iphone titles are and have been available for other phones, but I think this is the first real sign any major game company has shown that apple is a threat in the gaming market and that they don't want to get too far behind.

So any thoughts TA? Do you see the Psp go as a possible future ipod touch competitor in terms of content? Is anyone here thinking about getting one? Or will all of these systems just learn to coexist?
08-14-2009, 03:29 PM
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Betting they'll try and raise the price without enhancing the games enough to be worthwhile.

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08-14-2009, 03:35 PM
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No I don't see them being a competitior, people buy an iPhone for the revolutionary phone features it has, and they just get some inexpensive games to help them with boredom. People buy a PSP to play graphically intensive emmersive deep games, not pocket god or doodle jump. But, there will be some exceptions like if you put real racing or something like that on PSP I see it selling well

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08-14-2009, 04:07 PM
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Well Gameloft has brought a few of their iPhone title to DSWare so I don't see why Sony wouldn't want a slice of the action as well.

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08-14-2009, 04:14 PM
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Yeah I guess this is why subatomic is making fieldrunners for the psp

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08-14-2009, 04:49 PM
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Quote:
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Well Gameloft has brought a few of their iPhone title to DSWare so I don't see why Sony wouldn't want a slice of the action as well.
they've made game for all the consoles, they've been around since 1999
08-14-2009, 05:03 PM
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There's no reason to think PSP owners don't like cheap games too. Xbox live has tons of "cheap" games that do well in addition to Fallout 3 and GTA 4.

I don't think there's that much competition though... In the end most iphone owners bought it because they wanted a cool phone, and most ipod touch owners for the ipod features plus the wifi, apps, etc. Gaming is pretty secondary, maybe some ipod touch owners bought it specifically for gaming but for most it's a multi purpose entertainment device. People buy PSP for games mostly, and the other features are secondary.

So I could see where iphone/ipod sales are eating into PSP and DS sales, because casual gamers are getting all they need and don't need another device. I don't think it's the other way around though.
08-14-2009, 06:44 PM
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Most Xbox Live games are $10 now, with an increasing amount coming out at $14.99. While it may be "cheap" for a console game I wouldn't associate it with the awesomely cheap games we get here.

I'm sure the gamers would love it, but I doubt Sony is gonna go that low.

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