Compared to North America, the Japanese PSP market is a widely different situation. While the handheld is largely successful in the east, it hasn’t been as fortunate in the west. As a result, NIS America will not bring over any of Imageepoch’s PSP titles, due to likely sales issues. Asked by Siliconera if they had ever thought of bundling PSP games and releasing them on a PlayStation 3 Blu-ray disc, NIS America president Haru Akenaga said it’s already been attempted.
“We thought about bringing PSP titles for PS3 for the US market, but it is tough to do. Last year, we released [Z.H.P.: Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman] for PSP. Before that we tried to port PSP [games] to PS3. We wanted to release Z.H.P. on PS3 in the United States,” Akenga revealed.
“Because Sony has really high standards for quality assurance we tried to improve the graphics to match a PS3 standard from the PSP title. We tried to do so and tried to convince Sony, but unfortunately our graphics were not up to par.”
I wonder if they ever thought of utilizing PlayStation Network for these types of games.