Sony Development Kit – A drop in the bucket

At the Playstation Business conference yesterday it was announced that Sony would be changing the price on the official Playstation Portable Development Kits. Development kits for the PSP typically cost $6,400, the equivalent of 750,000 yen. Now the development kits have been slashed in price, down to a cool $4,200 ( aka 500,000 yen). Sony hopes that the drop in price will lure more development houses and studios to take a chance and start making games for the handheld.

This is probably a good move on Sony’s part. We can all agree that there have not been many new games being released for the system, however as we all know Sony has also had problems with “hackers” unlocking the PSP in order to “play games that they do not own”. Hopefully this does not offset the flood of developers that Sony is hoping for. To date over 5,400 PSP development kits have been shipped to developers.

At the Playstation Business conference yesterday it was announced that Sony would be changing the price on the official Playstation Portable Development Kits. Development kits for the PSP typically cost $6,400, the equivalent of 750,000 yen. Now the development kits have been slashed in price, down to a cool $4,200 ( aka 500,000 yen). Sony hopes that the drop in price will lure more development houses and studios to take a chance and start making games for the handheld.

This is probably a good move on Sony’s part. We can all agree that there have not been many new games being released for the system, however as we all know Sony has also had problems with “hackers” unlocking the PSP in order to “play games that they do not own”. Hopefully this does not offset the flood of developers that Sony is hoping for. To date over 5,400 PSP development kits have been shipped to developers.

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