The PSP hasn’t had the easiest life, that’s something no one can deny. Gavin Cheshire, Vice President to Codemasters certainly agrees with this point as he recently shared his thoughts on the handheld’s performance.
“Well, speaking as a person who bought a PSP, the problem was that I always thought, because it was a better screen than iPod’s, that I’d be doing more with it. But it was such a bollocking useless waste of space; just getting stuff on it was ridiculous. That was its downfall.”
Difficulty of using the PSP isn’t the only problem the system has faced over the years, it’s also been criticized for a lack of games and no second analog nub to control a camera. Sony recently tried to combat some of these issues with the PSP Go, of which Cheshire says, “PSP Go’s a lovely device, really smart, but our senior VP bought one the day it came out and has a great story, because he ended up on some customer support line just trying to do basic stuff. He had to re-download his software, do an immediate firmware update, and that’s your user experience. Sony just hasn’t got it right. Stuff like that will make people leave it alone.”
With a 2010 line-up including titles like Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker however, Cheshire could yet be proven wrong.