According to Pro-G, Sony is aiming to have 7,000 PSOne titles for PSP in 18 months. Maybe I am being a little pedantic but the verbiage is, "up to 7,000 titles". Well if we are setting upper bounds why not 8,000? Heck how about 10,000? Are there even 7,000 titles available for Playstation? MobyGames only has a measly 1,000 or so Playstation games in its database. Are we really that behind the ball? Is Sony blowing a little smoke up the lovable, but sometimes gullible consumers behind?
What the Hell? Do they seriously think they can woo us in with fake big numbers. There's just 1,000 games for the PSOne. Maybe they think that the gamers don't know how many games there actually are for the PSOne, since theres so many. Good thing we have a nice database to tell us otherwise ;-)
There are more than a 1000 PSX games especially worldwide.
On the US PlayStation site they list 1245 just for the US market. I know there are a lot more for Japan and the UK.
ESRB lists 1399 games PSX games rated...
Yes, the database here is really lacking actually, I don't know where you get that there are only 1000 or less games available.
It's about 1500 for both NTSC-US and PAL. Here are complete lists: PAL and NTSC-U.
Japan is more difficult to judge. There are complete lists somewhere, but they are in Japanese, and I don't really want to count the games per hand on those.
What I think Sony is doing is they add up all the releases in the various regions: so 1500 NTSC-U + 1500 PAL + 4000 NTSC-J. That's still an awful lot for Japan. I'm pretty sure that there are hundreds of Japan-exclusive games, maybe even a thousand, but more than 2000? I don't know. I think they count the games by the Sony codes they have given out (SLUS, SCPM, etc.). And in Japan, re-releases of the same game get a new code (unlike in North America or Europe), so there is a lot of duplication there.
I'm sure the typo police should be at their door any time soon. I mean, Sony try to lure the common buyer with a lot of promises, but this one looks too ludicrous to be true.
Still, you never know.
I agree, I know Sony would try to do something like this but 7,000 is so out of range from the real number that something else must be going on. Perhaps they got the message in handwriting and someone misread the 1 as a 7. I could see that happening.
Or perhaps they hired Gordon Frohman to write the PR notice.
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7000 is totally absurd. While there are still many Playstation games not documented on MobyGames (especially Japanese-only titles), the total number can't be higher than 2000, that's the absolute maximum, and in fact I'm sure there are less.
look at my numbers above... I am betting there are over 2000 worldwide
Still, the number doesn't even come close to the alleged 7,000 games they are promising to offer. There could be no other explanation other than it is a typo. I don't think Sony could even pull such a huge number as 7,000 games out of their ass, its so far off that its not even an exageration. It would just be complete lie.
It seems that pretty much everything newsworthy Sony has said since the 360 launch has been hilariously insane to some degree. Apparently some part of their success has made the corporation go mad at the highest levels? They're a good sponsor for WRC, but damn. My guess is still that the PS3 will be as successful as the PS2, even though I don't own a PSX, PS2 or PSP and will never own a PS3.
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Just a thought but maybe they are counting different language versions are separate games?
There are around 1,700 NTSC-US games out there alone. So 7,000 for a worldwide count including PAL and JAP games isn't as farfetched as it seems.
Yes, but most of those NTSC U/C and PAL games are translations of Japanese ones. Basically, you only need to count games that were released in Japan to get the total number. To count North American and PAL releases as separate games is really absurd.
Please, the internet is already full of anti-Sony sentiments, don't let Mobygames deteriorate into another one of those sites.
The 7000 titles weren't claimed by Sony. It was some magazine in the UK that published those figures.
It's a rumour. Treat it like that.
The 7000 figure quote may not be relevant to the PSP emulation issue, but the number comes straight from Sony. That pie chart kind of puts in the right context by listing the regional numbers separately, but it still makes no sense adding them together. And the number is quoted without that context in press releases like this one.
Ok now that makes far more sense. Apparently there's like 5,00 games unnaccounted for that were released in Japan. Still though, theres also the point almost all of those games are the same game released in different formats and countries, isn't they?