The Playstation Suite, announced in January at the Sony event in Tokyo, was created to allow developers to port content for Playstation Certified devices, such as Sony’s own Android devices and the Playstation Vita. The software development kit has now entered beta stage. However, it is a closed beta and only for three countries: Japan, the United States of America and the United Kingdom. Due to the nature of the beta, places will be limited.
The SDK will also support the Playstation 3 and possibly non-Sony Android devices. Despite the fact that the software is now in beta, Sony has not revealed any dates or any indication when there will be a full release of the kit. In a way, this is Sony embracing the growing smartphone and tablet markets while also focusing on the dedicated handheld audience. So, if this is the case and it is successful, can this idea show that both markets can co-exist? Do both need to actually try and destroy each other? Only time will tell.