PlayStation Phone Revealed As Xperia Play


Rumours of a PSP Phone have frequently been making the rounds on the Internet for more than a year now. These often tended to be confused with the “PSP2,” which ultimately turned out to be an entirely different device in the form of the NGP.


The PlayStation phone does exist, however. Titled “Xperia Play,” the device has been officially confirmed by Sony on their Ericsson Facebook page, and will be revealed in its entirety on February 13th.


The device runs on the Android operating system, and the PlayStation style buttons probably means it’s going to be the most compatible Android device in terms of control with Sony’s upcoming PlayStation Suite program that allows for PS One and “PlayStation quality” games to be brought to Android devices. Here’s a trailer:


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.