GameDaily published an article about Sony public-semi opening the Playstation 2 for third party developers. Unfortunatly you will still require to buy the official devkit from them, which is a bit pricy for the regular user.

Here is a partitial quote of the article:

Kiev, Ukraine – PlayStation development took center stage at Casual Connect when Sony Europe’s developer relations manager George Bain addressed an audience of Eastern European developers.

The PlayStation 2 has sold 131.3 million units to date, he said. The software sales for that platform have been over 1.4 billion.

The PlayStation Portable has sold 41.3 million units. Software sales have been 169 million.

And as of June 30th, the PlayStation 3 has sold 14.4 million units, with software sales of 94 million.

The most important information Bain had for his audience was news that, in Europe, the PlayStation 2 “is effectively an open platform,” adding, “You no longer have to submit a game for content approval.” He used examples from Russia and Indian developers, saying they can “create low-development cost titles and release them in their market.”…

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