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PS3/PSP Minis reach 1 million downloads

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Jul 2010 18:32 User comments (6)

PS3/PSP Minis reach 1 million downloads Sony has said today that their PSP, PS3 Minis have reached one million downloads.
The Minis are low-priced games available via the PlayStation Network on either the home console or the handheld.

It is unclear whether the number includes free demos, but if it does, the number is even more insignificant than it already is.

Only 1.7 percent of all PSP owners have downloaded a Minis game, compared to 51 percent of iPhone owners and 54 percent of BlackBerry owners.

Minis were released 9 months ago, and there are over 60 million PSP owners, in all variations.

Of the 86 games available, PocketGamer says the following 10 are the best-selling:

Age of Zombies (Halfbrick)
Monopoly (EA)
Fieldrunners(Subatomic)
Zombie Tycoon (Frima)
Bloons(Hands-on)
Spot The Differences! (Sanuk)
Pinball Fantasies(Cowboy Rodeo )
Mahjongg Artifacts: Chapter 2 (G5)
Yetisports Pengu Throw (Xendex)
Breakquest (Beatshapers)

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6 user comments

115.7.2010 0:29

how is tetris not on that list??

215.7.2010 2:43

Because tetris is built into just about every phone on earth; even non-smartphones come with a tetris clone half the time.

315.7.2010 3:22

lol good point

415.7.2010 3:23

too bad the tetris mini doesn't work on ps3

515.7.2010 5:48

Considering there have been over 3 billion iOS app downloads in that same time period, it does sound rather pathetic doesn't it?

-Mart

615.7.2010 9:59

Iphone - phone first turned into a hand-held device with a descent sized screen and touch pad with even corporations like Capcom making games for it. *Not to say that they are good, obviously there is better applications/games than shit from Capcom*. Surpassed unintentionally what the Nokia N-gage tried to do.

PSP - As far as I know, not a phone and Mini's usually developed by developers approved by Sony. Again as far as I know developing applications for PSP be it gaming or otherwise hasn't been done from someone's basement meaning Apple gets the majority of talent on their networks as they pushed this idea first.

Conclusion; Sony doing too little too late to gain a piece of Apple pie, yes it is pathetic; bring out PSP2 and if smart make it a phone that works. For most people on the go, if they had to take more than one device it gets heavy and isn't practical; Iphone is the logical choice as you can make calls if need be and it does well as a gaming machine/organizer.

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