HTC to introduce PlayStation Certified devices later this year?

by XB on 14th February 2012

in Games, Xperia PLAY

HTC PS Suite
In an interesting piece of news, Pocket-Lint is reporting that HTC will launch its own PlayStation Certified smartphone and/or tablets in 2012. This will give it access to PS One classics and the PlayStation Suite later in the year. You may be asking why we are reporting HTC news on the Xperia Blog? Well the news is significant for the success of the PlayStation Suite, plus it was always part of Sony’s plan to introduce the PS Suite across different manufacturers.

The more devices that can access this walled garden of PlayStation content (at least we assume it will be closed) the greater chance it has of success. Of course the downside for Sony, is that for the gaming fans amongst you, there’ll be no need to purchase a Sony handset. Sony are most likely hedging their bets, any potential loss in handset sales being made up in PlayStation content purchases.

The main PlayStation Certified devices on the market right now are the Xperia PLAY, PlayStation Vita, Sony Tablet P, Sony Tablet S and the Xperia arc and Xperia acro in Japan. We expect that most Xperia devices launched this year will be PlayStation Certified, alongside the Xperia S and Xperia ion.

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