Is the PSP party over already?

The PSP has been outselling the DS in Japan recently, with games such as Monster Hunter 2nd G and Final Fantasy VII Core Crisis proving incredibly popular. Over in the western world though things are starting to look stark, with publishers seemingly shunning the system.

A glance at the release lists reveals absolutely no third-party exclusives in the works from the big publishers, and just a handful of the usual multiformat conversions. In fact, Sega, Capcom, Ubisoft and others appear to have no games in the works at all, while Sierra only has just one despite continuing to back the PlayStation 2 with games such as Ghostbusters. Atari released Downstream Panic in the US a couple of months ago to rave reviews, but it has since vanished from release lists.

But it’s not all doom and gloom – Sony has Secret Agent Clank, echochrome and Buzz Quiz Master lined up and promises that we’ll see more Japanese games head our way.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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