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Could Cut-Price Dev Tools Mean More PSP titles?

Pocket Gamer writes:

"Okay, this is a little tech-heavy but SN Systems, a subsidiary of Sony producing industry development tools worldwide, has announced a 50 per cent price reduction for all of its PSP development tools (bet you thought the New Year sales affected shoes and kitchen appliances only).

We look forward to the sales banners in Nintendo's windows for '60 per cent off its DS dev tools' in retaliation. In the meantime, it'll be interesting to see if any smaller developers announce PSP projects off the back of today's revelation."

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Iron Man 23462d ago

Hmmm...I do hope so,more PSP games would hurt at all,we PSP owners are in for a treat this year starting with Patapon,God Of War Chains Of Olympus and FFVII:Crisis Core;)

Kyrue3462d ago

It would be nice to see some companies take risks on new IPs now that lower dev costs are here.

rbanke3462d ago

It would be helpful if the article mentioned how much the dev tools were before the price cut or something. Are we talking 1k, 10k?

Sangria3462d ago

I only hope reducing development costs and reducing production costs will also mean reducing games prices for the consumer. In France (Europe?), a PSP game cost between 40 and 50€ (meaning 60$ and 75$), it's quite expensive for a portable game and you don't buy as much games as you would.

Put 10 more € and you have a Xbox 360 or PS3 title. It's maybe a cry from a lonely consumer but it would be sad to hear that there would be even more PSP games but they still have unattractive price.

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