Illegal Gaming Blamed After Sony Trounced By Nintendo

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After losing out to Nintendo and their new DSi, which has already broken records with over 30,000 selling in the first few days of being launched in Australia, Sony has now come out and said that llegal video game copying and sharing of Sony PSP games is losing them sales.

In Australia, Nintendo has 74% share of the handheld gaming market with the PSP struggling to get sales.

In an interview with Gamasutra, Sony’s Peter Dille says that illegal video game copying and sharing of Sony PSP games has gotten out of control. Dille calls the growing problem of PSP piracy “sickening” claiming that the practise is hurting Sony Computer Entertainment who are losing billions on PS3 sales.

“I’m convinced and we’re convinced that piracy has taken out a big chunk of our software sales on PSP… …it’s not good for us, but it’s not good for the development community. We can look at data from BitTorrent sites from the day Resistance: Retribution goes on sale and see how many copies are being downloaded illegally, and it’s frankly sickening. We are spending a lot of time talking about how we can deal with that problem.” said Dille.

 

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