Codemasters' Vice President Gavin Cheshire has labelled Sony's PSP handheld line as nothing but "a b*****king waste of space
", according to Edge (via Eurogamer
Cheshire is mostly speaking from his personal experiences with the handheld console, saying that the main problem is how fiddly it is to use and long it takes to put content on the device.
"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 b*****king useless waste of space; just getting stuff on it was ridiculous,
" Cheshire said.
"That was its downfall. Relatively speaking, [Codemasters] didn't do too badly on F1 PSP. But regarding the future, I think they've got - well... no.
"PSPgo's a lovely device,
" he added, "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.
While Cheshire was quick to bash the PSP though, he was equally fast to extol the virtues of Apple's iPad, saying he thought the design was brilliant and that the "straight to console nature of it
" made a lot of sense.
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