As of January 2009, Sony Computer Entertainment handed out 24 licenses for PlayStation Home development. Just because a publisher has a license doesn’t automatically mean they have plans to set up shop and hock virtual items. A license means they can do that kind of thing or utilize the PlayStation Home reward system.
Nippon Ichi is doing exactly that by selling Prinny decorations and avatar items based on physical t-shirts. Namco Bandai used their license to integrate a collection of classic Namco arcade games into PlayStation Home in addition to selling Pac-Man t-shirts. Paon who holds the rights to a handful of Data East intellectual properties haven’t done anything with theirs.
Here’s the list of approved PlayStation Home developers so far:
Notice anyone missing? Square Enix isn’t on there so don’t expect a Final Fantasy XIII lounge yet.
Images courtesy of Nippon Ichi / Namco Bandai.