I’ve said it before, but I’m saying it again: I can’t believe the silliness that Sony calls Minis for the PSP are still around at their current price ranges. iPhone titles like Fieldrunners ($2.99 iPhone, $6.99 PSP) and Hero of Sparta ($1.99 iPhone, $4.99 PSP) are actually more expensive on the Mini store. It’s true […]
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PSP Mini pricing looks ridiculous beside the App Store

I’ve said it before, but I’m saying it again: I can’t believe the silliness that Sony calls Minis for the PSP are still around at their current price ranges. iPhone titles like Fieldrunners ($2.99 iPhone, $6.99 PSP) and Hero of Sparta ($1.99 iPhone, $4.99 PSP) are actually more expensive on the Mini store. It’s true that Hero of Sparta started out as a more expensive $9.99 title, but it seems absurd that PSP Mini pricing doesn’t even try to match the iPhone pricing after all this time has passed. This doesn’t even take into account the fact that you can legally share your app licenses with a few family members, since apps are tied to iTunes accounts, and not devices.

This little rant was inspired by an excellent review of “Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess” from Michael Anderson over on Gear Diary. The review made me want to play the game, but the bit about paying $5.00 for 20 minutes of gameplay killed all my desire to check the title out myself.

I’m not saying that all Minis are offered at insane prices or that the $0.99 race to the bottom on the App Store is a good thing, but it’s a little mind boggling that one of the major players in the mobile gaming arena is putting up such a sad fight. These Minis just sound like a bust to me.

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