International Game Developers Association
|Platform||PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable|
|Service provider||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|Size Limit||PS3: No limit, PSP: 1.8 GBs|
|Platform size (people)||89 million PS3 & PSP consoles sold|
|Potential size (Registered PSN accounts)||40 million|
|Financial model||Downloadable Games|
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The PlayStation Network is an online, multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service, provided and run by Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) for use with the PlayStation 3 (PS3â„¢) and PlayStation Portable (PSPÂ®) video game consoles.
Marketing and PR
Developers are not required to provide a demo for their game; however, SCE recommends they do. SCE also provides numerous avenues from which to market ones game, including: weekly and monthly e-mails to registered PSN account holders; weekly news updates on PlayStation.com; weekly PR media bulletins; in-store banner ads; visible space on the PlayStation Home browser page; the PlayStation Blog; and the XrossMediaBar (XMB) graphical user interface on PS3s and PSPs. Additional information is not publicly available.
- As of September 2009, the average registered PSN member is male and 28 years old.
Tools and development
- Acceptance process information is not publicly available.
- To develop games for the PS3 and PSP consoles, one must be a licensed SCE developer/publisher. Licensees are given access to the free, cross platform PhyreEngine, as well as an opportunity to purchase a $1200 debug unit. DevKits are assumed to be available to licensed developers as well; however, there price is not publicly available.
- Sony Computer Entertainment
Terms of agreement
- There are no SCE recommended prices for downloadable content -- developers may set whatever price they would like. Moreover, SCE pays developer on a per quarter basis. Additional information is not publicly available.
- Developer Licensing for Any Platform
- Publisher Licensing for Any Platform
- http://www.tpr.scea.com (North America)
- http://www.scedev.net (Europe, Japan, Korea)
- Education Institutions Interested in PS2 and PSP Console Development
- List of downloadable PS3 games
- List of downloadable PSP games