Latest Xperia With PlayStation Certification

  • PlayStation-quality gaming with Android smartphone technology
  • Fast graphics and dedicated game controls
  • Arrives April

Sony Ericsson’s XperiaPlay, is the latest phone in its Xperia range of Android-based smartphones.

It is said to deliver the smartphone experience that users need, teamed with the immersive gaming experience that any gamer would want.

This Android smartphone offers entertainment and social networking features, a 5-megapixel camera and a 4-inch multi-touch screen.

Slide out the gaming control and users enter a revived world of mobile gaming. The slide out game pad reveals a digital D pad, two analogue touch pads, two shoulder buttons and the four PlayStation icons: circle, cross, square and triangle.

Qualcomm’s optimised Snapdragon processor with a 1Ghz CPU and embedded Adreno GPU graphics processor deliver smooth 60fps play-back 3D mobile gaming and Web browsing with minimal power consumption, so Xperia Play users can enjoy long hours of battery life and game time.  

XperiaPlay will run on Gingerbread (version 2.3), the latest version of Google’s Android platform. The Xperia Play will also be the first PlayStation Certified device. This means it will have access to PlayStation game content provided through the PlayStation Suite initiative, currently under development by Sony Computer Entertainment and due to launch later this calendar year.

Sony Ericsson has partnered with publishers in the gaming industry to deliver many new titles available via the Android Marketplace. Franchises coming to Xperia Play include EA’s Need For Speed, Sims 3 and a multiplayer version of FIFA 10 for mobile.

GLU Mobile/Activision will be bringing Guitar Hero while Gameloft’s titles include Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell. Sony Ericsson is also partnering with Unity Technologies, using its award-winning development platform, to ensure a continuous flow of high quality 3D game titles.

A pre-loaded application will enable users to easily discover and download titles that have been optimised for game play on Xperia Play, access recently played games and see information about the games they have downloaded.