Apparently, Sony has ultimately decided to curb down piracy by pulling down its two well-liked PSP titles, including 'Motorstorm: Arctic Edge' and 'Everybody's Tennis'. This move by Sony is to shield its newly released PS Vita from programming holes that enable the device to run homebrew code and load unsigned apps. The security flaws in two downloadable games were identified by PSP hackers at wololo.net.
Now the admirers of both the PSP titles won’t be able to download the games from the PlayStation Network Store. Even the customers who duly paid for the games won’t be able to re-download them. Therefore, the customers can lose access to these PSP titles, which they bought legally.
However, Sony is not at all feeling sympathetic for the homebrew community, who simply wants to misuse this novel device, like dishonestly playing the classic DOOM.
Piracy was one of the most significant issues on the portable PlayStation device. For instance, the popular PSP title, 'Dissidia: Final' by Square Enix was illicitly downloaded for as many as 5.2 million times. Consequently the developers lost about $335 million in sales.
Sony is ready to axe more PSP titles that it thinks can exploit the amazing PS Vita.