Xperia Play coming in March

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At Sony Ericsson’s MWC 2011 press event today, the company announced their new phone that has been under much scrutiny as of late, the Xperia Play phone. While this phone is called something different, it is in fact the PlayStation Phone that many people had been clamoring about for months as bits of information were leaked out by companies in China and other leaks.

The Xperia Play is the first smartphone to get the PlayStation seal of approval and will use Google’s Android platform Gingerbread. The good news is that despite being just announced the Xperia Play will be available in March of this year with users in the United States that follow a Verizon Wireless cell phone plan getting first dibs on trying it out.

The Xperia Play won’t be your standard smart phone. No in fact it will be the first Android phone that comes with PlayStation Suite which was announced just recently at Sony’s press event when the NGP was announced. This means that Sony will be able to let users buy PSN content and various PlayStation 1 titles. You won’t even have to buy a certain game because according to Sony’s Kazuo Hirai, the phone will come preloaded with what they are saying is a “Legendary PS1 title.”

Play’s Software will also include a Xperia Play game launcher which will allow players to buy content that as been designed specifically for the Xperia which means that you won’t always have to play PS1 titles on your phone. Companies already announced to be developing games for the Xperia Play are Electronic Arts, Gameloft and Glu Mobile.

So there it is folks, the PlayStation Phone has finally gotten a name and a release date. No sign of a price however but it definitely looks like an interesting bit of technology. Also, what could that legendary PS1 game be do you think?

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  • jaypea360

    Looks impressive. I can’t imagine it being to cheap. As for the legendary game, I would say either Tomb Raider, Metal Gear Solid or one of the Final Fantasy games. Maybe even Gran Turismo. There were quite a few big games, hard to pick one.

  • v8hilux

    Can’t wait, now just need my contract to run out sometime soon. Any more specs on the phone been announced? As for the title… hmmm depends what angle they’re coming from, doubt it will be a sports/racing game due to limited appeal. MGS is a good shout, think it will be something exclusive to PS, probably with high replay and fun factors, summit along the lines of bust-a-move etc.

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