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Sony: PSP piracy is decreasing

Consumers helping to "fight the battle," says hardware exec John Koller

Sony has said that the piracy problem on the PlayStation Portable has decreased over recent months.

Hardware marketing exec John Koller also noted that PSP users trend to two distinct sides on the piracy debate, with some consumers siding with Sony and helping the company "fight the battle".

"We've made really no secret [that there] certainly has been some piracy on the PSP," Koller told MTV.

"We've seen that as a significant issue — it's trending down right now, we've seen the piracy not be as such prevalent in the last month to two months. But it has been a problem for us."

"We've noticed there's kind of a 'good vs. evil' battle that we track on many of the forums and many of the pirated web sites. There's certainly people that are standing up and fighting for what we consider the good side, the rights of developers and publishers to make money on their IP. And then there's certainly the other side that believes that they can take as warranted."

He added: "It’s kind of been nice to see other consumers going and help and fight the battle for us."

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Matt Martin: Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.
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