Home / Uncategorized / Chinese enjoy PSP for its ease of piracy

Chinese enjoy PSP for its ease of piracy

It’s no secret that there is “rampant piracy” in China, not only when it comes to music and movies, but video games as well. As such, the Shanghaiist blog is recommending the PSP as a holiday gift, because it seems so easy for the portable gamer to be “downgraded/modified so that they can handle “backup” (read “pirated”) games.”

Again, we all know that video game makers don’t really make any money selling you the hardware; the cash flow comes from the software end of things, so even if Sony manages to sell a truckload of PlayStation Portables to Mainland China, they’re still not really coming out ahead. All they’re doing is adding to the proliferation of Chinese pirates.

The PSP isn’t the only machine prone to this problem. The “rampant piracy” easily extends to the Nintendo DS and PlayStation 2 as well.



About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also


Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>