PSP Piracy Making Square Enix Nervous
Sony has done everything possible to ensure the PSP remains pirate-free. However, Square Enix, one of the biggest publishers on the PSP, fears piracy on the PSP.
Takeshi Arakawa, director of Dissidia: Final Fantasy, recently spoke about Square Enix’s fears of rampant piracy on the PSP.
“We are really worried about this issue [piracy]… extremely worried.”
The issue of piracy is quite concerning on PS as well and our basic stance is that it’s unfortunate, but what’s been done has been done and we can’t do much about it. We want to stick to a policy of making a game that the player would be proud of owning, so even if you play the pirated version, the game should be good enough to convince them that they should purchase the game. So long as we manage to do that, the issue doesn’t really exist.”
“Hmmmmmm, *laughs*. The piracy has been quite bad in Japan as well, but we have enjoyed quite good sales wise for two reasons. One, it came out in the Christmas season when people are more prepared to pay and we have lots of fans who have been playing the series for the last 20 years and they don’t mind paying a bit of money to get Dissidia.“