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PlayStation Phone US launch may be near, according to Android dev's game listings

Sony Ericsson still hasn't set a US release date for the Xperia Play, known unofficially as the 'PlayStation Phone,' but it must be close because independent developer Polarbit has already updated two of its games to be compatible with the device.

The descriptions for Android titles Reckless Racing and Raging Thunder 2 now contain the phrase "Optimized for the Xperia Play."

Sony has promised dozens of games will be available for the Play as soon as it's released. Several PS One classics will be part of the device's catalog, as Xperia is the first US phone to incorporate Sony's PlayStation Suite initiative.

Last month, the company said the Xperia Play phone would be available in the US in March, but nothing more specific has been announced. On Friday, however, it revealed the device will launch in the UK on March 31. Surely a US release can't be far behind.

One of the biggest mobile trade shows, the CTIA Wireless conference, kicks off this week in Orlando. It's possible we'll hear some new details there.

[Source: Droid Gamers]

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Mar 21, 2011

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11 comments

  • Redeater - March 21, 2011 10:01 p.m.

    This is wrong for so many reasons. Who is thing being marketed to??
  • gdubbs359 - March 21, 2011 10:46 p.m.

    It would have been awesome if you could just transfer all your psp/pspgo games to the phone, but you can't. Otherwise I would have bought it right away. My biggest complaint about the psp models(I do have a few, even though I love psp) is the need for wifi. So I still need to carry a phone too. When skype was introduced to the psp, it was a great addition, except if there was no wifi around, it was useless, like any other of the online features. Now with the next psp already in the horizon, featuring 3G use, I must agree that this is a little odd to release at this time. Then again, Sony's marketing stragedy with the psp in general has always been beyond odd. Maybe half assed would be a better word for it. Which is a shame, because the psp could have been way more awesome.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - March 21, 2011 11:22 p.m.

    What? PSP Phone? No thanks, I'll play games on a real handheld, not some half-assed hybrid.
  • Jackelsburg - March 22, 2011 12:14 a.m.

    i kind of wonder how successful this phone would actually be (which is probably not really), i know i'm not going to be picking one up. although what is the center of the phone supposed to be? like two touch joysticks or something?
  • xombiesarelove - March 22, 2011 1:38 a.m.

    Any word on what provider this might be on?
  • RavielDeSilverlake - March 22, 2011 2:04 a.m.

    @Jackelburg: yeah, they're touchpad. Again, don't have any interested for this guy. Neo or Arc catch my eyes better. With the price of a 2.2 Android like this one is a big no-no
  • Frostyra - March 22, 2011 3:40 a.m.

    Anyone have any idea what service this will work with? :D
  • Ivegotmyawesomepantson - March 22, 2011 5:22 a.m.

    The rumour mill's got the Play pegged for the first or second week of April, if not the very end of March. Fingers crossed!
  • Turboash - March 22, 2011 2:08 p.m.

    If they sell more than 1000 of these, I'll be flabbergasted.
  • Japanaman - March 22, 2011 3:32 p.m.

    Hmm... A cell phone that only plays PS one games and a few new titles. Now, what does that remind you of? N-GAGE!!!
  • therawski - June 27, 2011 1:47 p.m.

    Doesn't go any faster than "2G" is the US, Verizon might have it but I doubt you get any better service.

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