I reported earlier that Tekken: Dark Resurrection would appear on PlayStation 3 as a downloadable title via the PlayStation Store. It looks like the game's finally out... in Japan. The monstrous 830MB download features all the functionality of the PSP version of the game, such as ghost battling, but now comes in glorious 1080P full-HD. To add insult to injury, there's multiplayer included (no need for multiple machines and discs!), and the cost: a measly 2000 yen ($17).
Some of you disagreed with my prediction that the PS3 version would be cheaper. Looks like Sony's trend is to release PSP games... and then make them better and cheaper on the PS3. Does that sound fair to you?
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12-27-2006 @ 2:06PM
well they did pay $600 for the machine so its not like their getting the best deal ever
12-27-2006 @ 3:14PM
In the end it will all work out PS3 reigns supreme
12-27-2006 @ 3:16PM
I agree with rolex.
Also, you have the PSP one for when you are on the road and the PS3 to enjoy at home.
I honestly don't see the problem, is like if PS2 users would get angry because Sony releases ports to the PSP. Sometimes cheaper.
12-27-2006 @ 6:23PM
It is kind of apples to oranges, but... I can see how this might irritate some.
Of course, JOYSTIQ will hype this as the bane of Sony and the reason why the PSP sucks, KAZ is evil, blah blah blah.
12-27-2006 @ 7:20PM
Well I think it is fair I own this game on the PSP and so now I think the PSP version has to become a greatest Hits. Even if the PSP version is still more money I can still see the PSP version selling well only because there is not that many PS3's out yet. I own one so if this game is to come out in North America I will buy it for sure.
Plus the PSP version you can play on the go and so you can play when ever. So I think they will both sell really well and I can't wait what to see what other games will come out on the PS3.
I just hope we will not see many of the big games like Metal Gear Solid end up on the PS3.
Sony does not make the PSP owner made so some game should stay only on the PSP. But I do think at least in the beginning of the PS3 life more PSP games end up on the PS3. Only because there are not many good games to buy the PS3 right now other then Resistance.
12-27-2006 @ 7:21PM
I like pixelator's opinion and the whole PSP-bashing on Joystiq. But even I think this is unfair in some ways. Remember when this was billed as a 'PSP-Exclusive Tekken Game!'? I do and I'm surprised that Namco-Bandai would stoop that low to make a few more bucks.
I hate to contradict myself, but I guess Sony is trying to build up their EDI library first so they can compete with XBLA's great selection. This is a really tough issue to resolve.
12-27-2006 @ 11:01PM
What exactly is "more" as far as content here aside of playing as Jinpachi? I don't exactly understand.
The game features offline multiplayer on the console, but no online multiplayer and I don't think you have any online ghost sharing available.
I also don't see anything about Tekken Bowl or any of the mini-games. It seems like a lesser game with 1080p.
12-28-2006 @ 5:41AM
ZOMFG 830mb!!! Thats like...Half the size of an xbox live demo. Get with the program Joystiq.
12-28-2006 @ 12:49PM
you can argue that making them pay more for the same game ca be unfair and remember the later version of games usaly cheaper
and the fact they they need to pay to make a disc box and instructions manual and then ship it its would be allot cheaper.
added to the fact that its just remaking it and not developing a brand new game development cost is cheaper
sony and friends are just trying to save us money besides if you had a ps3 i i highly doubt you would care if there was a cheaper version
12-28-2006 @ 2:12PM
they will probably drop the psp tekken version later in 07' as well with gta:vcs, killzone, mgs:po, madden07, locroco, etc. those will be greatest hits titles maybe.
12-28-2006 @ 2:51PM
well it's not so bad... as long as they drop the price of the psp version to go along with the price of the psp version... Tekken can be a considered a greatest hit by now... I think.