Sony Pushing PSP With LittleBigPlanet And Petz

By Spencer . February 24, 2009 . 3:53pm

lipsp Things are looking up for the PSP after a list of game announcements came out from Destination PlayStation. Sony will scale down key first party PlayStation 3 franchises to make MotorStorm: Arctic Edge and LittleBigPlanet for PSP. Both games are scheduled for release this fall.


Third party developers Disney Interactive and Ubisoft will help SCEA tackle their goal of marketing the PSP to teen and tween girl gamers by releasing a Hannah Montana dancing/rhythm action game and the Petz series respectively. You may not be jumping out your chair for Petz, but a broader appeal could lead to more publisher support and eventually more PSP games. Other Western developed games include Rock Band: Unplugged, Assassin’s Creed, and the usual line up of EA Sports stuff. Rock Band: Unplugged will get its own store too ushering in a surge in downloadable content which starts this week with the [email protected] SP.


The extra PSP support will keep the PlayStation 2 chugging along too. SCEA will also publish MotorStorm: Arctic Edge for the PS2 this fall which means the last PlayStation 2 game is far into the horizon of 2010.

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  • You forgot to mention Rock Band: Unplugged a PSP Exclusive and Assassin’s Creed PSP,all coming late 2009. =]

    • Really? Check over the second paragraph again ;)

      “Other Western developed games include Rock Band: Unplugged, Assassin’s Creed, and the usual line up of EA Sports stuff.”

      • cj_iwakura

        It’s also worth mentioning that Rock Band: Unplugged is basically Frequency/Amplitude gone portable. Gameplay is almost exactly the same. Multiple ‘tracks’ with separate note charts for each instrument, and that’s going to sell a lot of FreQs on this game.

        • Are you saying it’s bad or good? Games like those sell. I played GH: World Tour on the DS and it was awesome. any reincarnation of that on the PSP would and will be awesome,imo.

  • lostinblue

    PETZ and pushing a system in the same sentence? OMG!

    The petz games on the Wii seem like they riped of the nintendogs DS engine or something ^^’ I can’t even conceive them pushing whatever.

  • John Dittburner

    EA can announce all the sports games they want I don’t care… but until they release a new NHL for PSP, I’ll just keep my hard earned Canadian money.

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