One of the biggest shocks in handheld gaming last year was that Rockstar and Nintendo were teaming up to release GTA; Chinatown Wars
on the Nintendo DS. Most shocked by the announcement it seems was Sony, who has previously entertained two GTA
titles on the PSP.
Speaking to MTV
Sony's John Koller said that he was somewhat surprised by the announcement of GTA: Chinatown Wars
on the DS and that Sony would be watching the release very closely.
"It's an interesting launch on DS,
" he said. "It raises some eyebrows in a lot of areas. It'll be interesting to see how that sells.
Koller said that the reason he was so surprised by the announcement was that he sees the DS fanbase being made up mainly of children under the age of 12 - an unsuitable audience for this game, most likely.
Koller, whose day job is as Sony's Hardware Marketing Chief, said that he wouldn't rule out another Grand Theft Auto
game on the PSP though, as both Vice City Stories
and Liberty City Stories
sold very well on the PlayStation Portable. According to Koller Sony is still in continued discussions with Rockstar about making more GTA
games for the PSP.
Do you think Rockstar is likely to return to the PSP platform, or will it stay on the more popular and lucrative DS? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.