Liam Pritchard of Brash Games writes "Despite consistently monstrous sales in Japan, the PSP has never quite taken off in the west. Sure, its done ok(ish) I suppose, but when compared to the epic sales of Nintendo’s DS, the PSP has fallen painfully short. Why? That’d be the lack of a killer ap my friend. While the Japanese buy PSP’s in their millions just to play the latest Monster Hunter title, over here, that big ‘it’ game simply never materialized. Don’t get me wrong, the PSP has had some great games; it’s just a shame that it couldn’t deliver that one key title that might have got what is still an incredible piece of kit into more western homes".