Next Generation has the top 100 selling games for 2006 and the only PSP exclusive game on the list is Daxter coming in at number 92 with 240,000 copies sold. That sounds quite bad on paper until you realize that multi-system games make up most of the list and the vast majority had a PSP iteration (like Family Guy and NFL Street 3). So while there may not be many PSP exclusives on the list, it did undoubtedly help several titles on the list reach their respective positions. I would be very curious to see the overall year's worth of just PSP games. I also can't help but hope that this week's Ratchet & Clank fairs as well as Daxter. What PSP game that didn't make the list do you wish was a top 100 seller?
"The PSP system has already been established as a popular gaming handheld, but it was designed to do so much more -- from playing music and videos to sharing photos and accessing the Internet," said Peter Dille, senior vice president of marketing, SCEA. "These marketing initiatives deliver the broader PSP brand message and offer PSP owners the entertainment experience they're thirsting for from a content perspective."
Just in time for next week's infamous Black Thursday, IGN has released its 2006 Holiday Buyer's Guide and has also added their 10 choices for PSP games that should fill your stockings this Christmas. That's if you've been a good boy or girl, because if you've been bad, you get Family Guy.
- Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
- Killzone: Liberation
- Medal of Honor Heroes
- Mercury Meltdown
- Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
- Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
- Tekken: Dark Resurrection
I gotta say the Family Guy game is looking pretty darn sharp with its cell-shaded graphics, and IGN has just released the game's first video, showing off those gorgeous good looks. However, don't get too excited yet because this video has been added to all IGN channels its being developed for. Still, even if it's not the PSP version, it should still look very comparable.
Gamespy had the privelage to play an early build and said the gameplay tends to get boring, but the visuals and storyline are very good.
Hoping to cash in on its new-found success, 2K Games and developer High Voltage Software are bringing Family Guy to the PSP Oct. 2.
The game, which is cell-shaded and what cartoon-based game isn't anymore, puts players in control of Stewie, Peter and Brian, each with their own storyline.
Gamespy says the graphics are nice and the storyline is fun, but the gameplay may get boring to some, and High Voltage Software needs to address some animation and audio problems.