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PlayStation Mobile has been a bust, here are some suggestions on how to make it work

With some quality PlayStation Mobile titles making as little as $2000 the platform has certainly turned into a bust for indie developers. This article looks at ways for Sony to make PSM a healthy market for games, and gamers.

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Godchild10201164d ago (Edited 1164d ago )

I'm just one person, but I think I have only bought 3 games from PSM for my Vita. Life Of Pixel was one of them. It's not in a place that I would normally go to in the store.

Maybe Sony needs to make PSM its own app on the Vita, so it can be more visible.

sinncross1164d ago (Edited 1164d ago )

I think the article makes some good points. I think in general,

1) The service needs to be in tons of countries.
2) Easier to access on Android devices.
3) Its own section on the PS store.
4) First party games.
5) get known good mobile games on the service.
6) Trophy support... because people do enjoy these.

i know point 4 might put some people on edge since they would want Sony to have their studios making the big budget games they do, but Sony also has some smaller studios like Tarsier Games who ONLY do LBP DLC. Let them try make a small game or something to put on the service.

If Sony pushes it themselves with smaller games that their studios can potentially do on the side, then they will at least show that they support it. Also, they dont need to rely on new games... get EA to port over Dead Space and Mass Effect to the service... SE to bring over Chaos Rings... get some of those high profile iPhone games (that are also on android) and get them over.

gokuking1164d ago

Sony is supporting PSM to a degree, but it's their lesser known franchises like Lemmings, Numblast, and Beats. That recent Uncharted card game is something I felt very easily could've been a PSM game.

remanutd551164d ago

Trophies, i think thats all they need to add for psmobile games to become profitable.

CalvinKlein1163d ago

yup, I bought one game for PSM on my vita, alien breed and I wish it had trophies. Then they released a vita version with trophies for 2x the price. Playstation mobile is supposed to get trophies sometime they said.

Greenmanboy1164d ago

Agreed trophies.
also only 9 countries have psmobile. pretty sure there's more than 9 countries in the world

Megaton1164d ago

I didn't even know this was a thing. I remember seeing something about it a couple years ago, and that was it.

Temporary1164d ago

Same. Ive never once seen an ad for PS Mobile devices or PS Mobile games. And Im a huge Sony fan...so there's a disconnect somewhere there.

Rockefellow1164d ago

How did a blogspot ever get approved? This should have been banned instantly.

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