Tabata on 3rd Birthday: “We should have made the game for PS3″
posted on 02.02.11 at 09:49 AM EST by (@salromano)

Hajime Tabata, director of PSP’s upcoming Parasite Eve entry, The 3rd Birthday, has said that, due to PSP not being the most popular platform in the west, they should have made the game on PlayStation 3.

“We are very much aware of the fact that the PSP is not currently the most attractive or popular console in Europe, but we’ll have to deal with that depressing fact. We should have made the game for PS3, really,” Tabata told VG247 during a recent interview.

“At one point, I was seriously considering that we had opted for the wrong platform,” he added.

“So, we have shaped up the kind of game that is more interesting to experience if we could play it on the big screen. It had a kind of quality that could be enjoyed on a PS3 or Xbox 360 but as we had already made the decision to put it on PSP, we had to stick by it. We had to squash it down to a smaller screen, and that was extremely difficult.”

Like it or not, The 3rd Birthday launches for PSP on March 29, 2011.

  • Andrew Smith

    I’m still worried if they end up suddenly switching Agit0 to PS3. Either way, March 29th can’t some soon enough!

  • Tmillyo88

    i wish they had made the game for PS3. I don’t have PSP nor do I have any plans on getting one. I thought this game was originally intended to be for cellphones?

    • Andrew Smith

      It was originally intended for cellphones, but it along with Agito XIII were moved to the PSP as part of communicating Tabata’s vision. They had planned to bring Agito XIII to PSP from the start considering Mobile devices weren’t as advanced.

  • FinalFantasy_fangirl

    Haven’t they always said if it sells well the next one would be on the ps3? Im really not bothered by the platform.

  • http://www.youtube.com/tezchi TezChi

    Well, I personally like the PSP and will definately be buying this game, altough I doubt Im alone in saying I too would prefer it to be on PS3. Not only can I then play on my main TV, but it somehow “feels” like a bigger release. Oh well.

  • http://xcite79.1up.com Keegs79

    Hell, I would be more satisfied if it was a NGP title.

  • http://myanimelist.net/profile/PrinceHeir# PrinceHeir

    well hopefully they’ll inevitable put the sequel of T3B on PS3? :D

    i want to see Aya’s Shower Scene in HD :)

  • talesoffan

    A real shame. Seems like a lot of Japanese devs think that way only to limit sales. Too bad Wada thinks he has to cater to the west with consoles so much. We get Mindjack while the psp has kingdom hearts and parasite eve.???

  • FAUNA

    From a western gamer: YES!!! PARASITE EVE FOR PS3/360 PLEASE! Powered by the absolutely mind-bending Crystal Tools tech. With a JAPANESE VOICE TRACK OPTION…

  • rockman29

    Yes, Square is really in control right now. They definitely still know what they are doing.

    Right?

    • rockman29

      Sorry for second post… but I don’t think anyone should get too excited to hear the reception of the game in Japan.

  • whiteferrero

    i’m glad it’s for psp though. i usually don’t have time to play at home so i just sneak in some playing time at work. thus psp wins!

  • Charlie

    Yes. You should of Tabata!