178w ago - Sony's PlayStation Network Sr. Director Susan Panico has announced today that over 1 million PlayStation Minis have been served on PSN for PSP, PSPgo and the PS3 entertainment system.
To quote: Today we're pleased to announce that our smallest downloadable games have passed a very big milestone: over 1 million minis have been downloaded worldwide.
The minis line launched 9 months ago as a quick-to-download, bite-sized experience perfect for on-the-go PlayStation Portable gaming. There are now over 85 titles available on the PlayStation Store, and most are now playable on the PlayStation 3 as well as PSP.
So which minis have been downloaded the most? Here are your top 10 most popular titles:
Many more minis are on the way, including Pacman CE from Namco Bandai Networks, so keep your eye on the PlayStation Store. Congratulations to all of our minis developers (over 50 in all), here's to another million downloads!
209w ago - G5 Entertainment's Business Development Director Julia Palatovska has announced that Stand O' Food for PSP is available on PlayStation Network today.
To quote: G5 Entertainment team is about to release our best-selling time-management game on PSP minis! Already on December 3 you will be able to try Stand O 'Food and understand why millions of iPhone and PC gamers love this game so much!
In Stand O 'Food you are challenged to manage fast food restaurants and feed hungry customers as quickly as you can. Making assortment of appetizing burgers requires attention to detail, strategic thinking and of course some cooking talent - you should care about the choice of ingredients, their correct sequence, and saving money for new cool appliances.
A range of upgrades that any real chef dreams about makes each of 100 levels diverse and exciting. The more upgrades you buy, the more customers you manage to serve and therefore make money for more advanced equipment!
Stand O 'Food gameplay is really easy to catch due to intuitive controls and smooth navigation tailored for PSP, so be confident - you'll enjoy ever-increasing speed of the game!
Last but not least, if you are a food lover like us, you will be pleased...
234w ago - According to Sony's CEO Kaz Hirai, it's important to start with the core audience and build out to mainstream gamers.
To quote from a recent interview at The Guardian with Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kaz Hirai:
"We have always started with the core audience and then expanded. A console always needs a solid core of games that appeal to gamers.
Look at God of War. We launched that in the seventh year of the Playstation 2 and a lot of people wondered why we did. It's because we always wanted to keep the support of the core gaming audience.
That's not to say we're not doing anything to expand the demographics. Singstar and Buzz are obvious examples. But we need to do this in a controlled way.
If you go mainstream too quickly and don't support the core gaming audience then you lack the pillar to support your platform. Without this pillar you end up with a fickle audience that might be big but will probably move on."