Sony’s Playstation Suite brings games to Android 2.3 devices

by XB on 27th January 2011

in Android, Applications, Xperia PLAY

Playstation SuiteIn case you missed it, Sony revealed the PSP2 this morning (codenamed NGP, next-generation portable). It looks like a nice update from the PSP with a 5-inch OLED screen (960 x 544 resolution) driven by a quad-core Cortex-A9 processor and SGX543MP4+ GPU. Other features include dual analogue sticks, a touch pad on the rear, front and rear cameras, 3G connectivity, GPS and tilt-sensitive controls.

However, what is more interesting to prospective Sony Ericsson Xperia owners is the introduction of the ‘Playstation Suite’. This brings Playstation content to Android handsets (well those running at least Android 2.3). This is interesting as it was widely expected Sony would provide a walled garden for Playstation content on the Android market for its upcoming Xperia Play (aka Playstation Phone). However, it seems that it is opening its content to everyone but will position the Xperia Play as the best way to make the most of it.

Following on from the last point, Sony plans to commence a certification programme called PlayStation Certified for smartphone/tablet manufacturers. It will offer the support and logo licensing to ensure a smooth gaming experience across a number of devices. The PS Suite will open during 2011, starting with original PS one classis. Interestingly, this content will also be available on the NGP that is due to be released by the end of the year.

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