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Lower Development Kit Pricing for the PSP

Idea 1589 | Posted in , by | March 17, 2010

The PSP needs to be competitive with the iPhone and DS, so the development kit needs to be priced lower than $1700. Have a kit for Mini development priced at $400 or so.




kurisub  |  March 17th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Didn’t they just lower the price at E3?


MiguelAMX  |  March 17th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Not sure. But cheaper is better. Better = more stuff for us.


Techni  |  March 17th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Sony is considering a free one. It’s more likely to happen with PSP2


Dandonian  |  March 17th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

I can’t afford to pay for something like that. Make the SDK free, just charge people to release the content.


Naquiel  |  March 17th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Well since Apple and MS has SDK kits as low as $99 why not sony. Sony really needs to open things up to the community. I know sony wants good high quality games and all but the selection of games are to spread out and not much to chose from and even the cost of the games is just to much, we need more smaller cheap games to play in between the better longer content games.

I know sony wants to think the psp is a full on console, but its not, its a handheld system that is ment to play games at certain times on the go.


starBlinky01  |  March 17th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

I am pretty sure they just lowered it by like 80%


multiboy2k8  |  March 18th, 2010 at 1:37 am

Come on guys, Sony needs to make money too!
I think $99 is a fair price point for having the opportunity to develop on these machines.
It’s not like your game wont be seen if it makes the cut! lol


darklegaia1  |  March 18th, 2010 at 3:11 pm

think $99 is a fair price point for having the opportunity to develop on these machines


King_Bobo  |  April 15th, 2010 at 10:22 am

I thought they made it a lot cheaper relatively recently anyway…


flerchjj  |  August 30th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

It’s free for Apple’s Integrated Development Environment (IDE). They charge for registration to add programs to and be listed in their application stores/listings.


iTofuMan  |  October 2nd, 2010 at 5:47 pm

isnt the dev kit like still 2000$? anyway i fully agree on this. plus to add i really think sony should lower their profit on psn titles. if i remember correctly along with the 2000$ dev kit, Sony also gets 30% of all profits made through the psn while the umd counterparts are only around 10%.

Those 2 reasons alone is what i think makes devs turn away for digital media as judging from that it looks like they’ll lose more money than trying to make more money. So why bother? considering the fact Sony made the psp go it should be reasonable for everyone: Devs, Sony, and gamers. Not just for Sony