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Submitted by doctorstrange 795d ago | opinion piece

How PlayStation Mobile Failed

As we near E3, excitement for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita is reaching epic levels, but what about PlayStation Mobile? Daily Reaction’s Seb and Dan look at the struggling platform and discuss what went wrong, why it’s failing and if anything can be done. - PSLS (Dev, Life of Pixel, Mobile, PS Vita, PS3, PS4)

Foolsjoker  +   795d ago
If it had Kaz as the pixel, I would have donated to their Kickstarter.
knifefight  +   795d ago
A briefcase full of money.
sinncross  +   795d ago
I think Sony needs to look at getting the service open to all of its PSN stores. And then it would be easier to get devs on board. PS Mobile seems like a great way to get known mobile games onto the service, such as Dead Space Mobile, Mass Effect Infiltrator, Rayman Jungle Run etc etc.

I dont think it should be a place only for indies... that seems rather limiting for the service.
ftwrthtx  +   795d ago
There just hasn't been any advertising for it.
doctorstrange  +   795d ago
Yeah, no buzz at all
guitarded77  +   795d ago
Right now it's just a system in its infancy. Gaikai will make it legit. Sony has talked about playing PS1, 2 and 3 games on mobile devices from the cloud. Without the full system in place, they have nothing to really advertise with the exception of a handful of games. When it goes full on live, we'll see if it's what Sony is promising.
GameCents  +   795d ago
Good grief don't playstation fans get tired of shoe-horning gaikai into everything as the savior?
Also, "wait until next" should be the motto of all failing PS products.
TrendyGamers  +   795d ago
It didn't get that killer 'killer app' to bring awareness to the service.
ftwrthtx  +   795d ago
Very true
PirateThom  +   795d ago
Life of Pixel is one of my favourite Vita games.

That game deserved much better though. It's the only Kickstarter I have ever backed because that game was too good for PSM aka minis 2.
Theyellowflash30  +   795d ago
Sony should just focus on PS3, PS Vita, and PS4 games. Enough of this mobile crap.

I want epic RPGs and action games....not phones games
fredrikpedersen  +   795d ago
To begin with; IT'S NOW EVEN AVAILABLE HERE.

I'd love to have this shit on my Vita, but nooooooooo, BS region locks.
Exactly! I have a Playstation Mobile certified device, but I can't use the service because it's not available in my country. I'm not an expert on the business, but I think that making sure the public has access to your product is an essential prerequisite for success.
cyberninja  +   795d ago
Mobile gaming sucks to begin with...imo...
Foolsjoker  +   795d ago
It is a diff market.
PANTHER1030  +   795d ago
Not only Sony failed in the mobile aplications, a lot of companies including Square-Enix lost a lot of money in this market, Zynga also fell into bankrupcy; because this sector is composed basically of very casual gamers. Most people use the smartphones and tablets to comunicate and get informed, playing music and take photos or video, not for play games in a little and uncomfortable screen.
Panthers  +   795d ago
hmm Yea Ive never even heard of this.
Foolsjoker  +   795d ago
Good job Sony.
Agent_hitman  +   795d ago
Yeah focus more on VITA and the upcoming PS4
dbjj12088  +   795d ago
I blame Sony Ericcson.
doctorstrange  +   795d ago
The bastards!
hellvaguy  +   794d ago
I wanted a playstation mobile device when I first read about it, but the hardware was a good 1 year behind current gen android phones when it released, so I passed on it. Still would like to see it succeed.

Gunna be more difficult now though because one of the big appeals was the mechanical controls. Now Moga controllers are real popular with phones users looking for that option, so playstation mobile sort of lost that edge now.

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