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Sony's PSP Minis confidential approval document leaks onto web

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Product: PSP Minis | Publisher: Sony Europe
For: PSP
 
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Further to Sony's announcement of its Minis program of small downloadable games on PSP, a two-page PDF marked Level 2 Confidential, and detailing the basic technical requirements and approval process for the service, has leaked onto the internet.

In this, Minis are described as being "fun, affordable, creative, easy to play, and different".

Interestingly, Sony details the process by which Minis are submitted and approved. There is "no requirement for content approval," apparently.

Games will, however, go through a shortened quality assurance process to make sure they work properly on the various PSP hardware.

Significantly, this process is labelled as being "transparent, trackable and predictible", with developers setting their own release dates.

This suggests Sony has learnt from Apple's approval process for the App Store, which is regarded as being neither transparent, trackable nor predictible.

When it comes to the business model, Sony says developers will be paid on a monthly basis, and there's no penalty for minimum sales or bandwidth charges

However, they will have to pay €1200 for a PSP development tool.

You can sign up for PSP Minis development at Sony Europe's TPRnet website.
 

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Jon Jordan 21 August 2009
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Anonymous | 15:39 - 22 August 2009
Best Handheld? Yep definitely in that zone. iPhone is just a gimmick and the DS is sooooo 2006. And yes I own all three formats - just havent had any reason to touch either. The PSP is FINALLY getting some games and thats a good thing.
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