In an interview with Gamasutra, Sony’s Peter Dille spoke about a variety of issues. Peter discussed the problem of piracy on Sony’s handheld, and how Sony loses a lot of potential sales :
I’m convinced and we’re convinced that piracy has taken out a big chunk of our software sales on PSP.
“It’s been a problem that the industry has to address together; it’s one that I think the industry takes very seriously, but we need to do something to address this because it’s criminal what’s going on, quite frankly.
“It’s not good for us, but it’s not good for the development community. We can look at data from BitTorrent sites from the day Resistance: Retribution goes on sale and see how many copies are being downloaded illegally, and it’s frankly sickening. We are spending a lot of time talking about how we can deal with that problem.”