PlayStation Mobile launches today

New mobile game platform arrives for PlayStation Vita and select Android phones, tablets with 16 games and more to come.

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PlayStation Mobile has launched. Sony announced today through the PlayStation Blog that the new mobile game platform is now available for PlayStation Vita and select "certified" devices.

Super Crate Box is one of 16 launch titles for PlayStation Mobile.

The initial launch lineup for PlayStation Mobile includes Loot The Land, Beats Slider, Super Crate Box, Rebel, OMG Zombies, Samurai Beatdown, Aqua Kitty, Twist Pilot, Flick Hockey, Fuel Tiracas, Tractor Trails, Underline, Wordblocked, Beat Trellis, Hungry Giraffe, and Cubixx.

Sony said it plans to "constantly expand" the lineup, but did not name any future titles.

Players will need a Sony Entertainment Network account to access the content, and detailed instructions on setup can be found on Sony's support page. Currently supported "certified" devices include Sony P and S tablet models, as well as a range of Xperia smartphones. The full list of compatible devices is available through PlayStation Mobile's website.

Discussion

32 comments
nonfanboygamer1
nonfanboygamer1

I don't agree with this as a gamer. It's a good move for the company, but it's giving the transition to dumbed down games more firepower.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

Curious how much effort it takes to certify an Android game for PS Mobile. I see a lot of potential for Sony if they support more Android games on the Vita. 

brxricano
brxricano

Super Crate Box is badass. wouldnt try to play it on a regular phone though. Vita? Sure go for it lol.

jamyskis
jamyskis

Tickle me curious. May see if my phone supports this, but will certainly try it on my Vita in between bouts of LBP.

itchyflop
itchyflop

cool i was only saying yesterday vita needed an xbox live arcade style system , and its arrived good news :)

3k3
3k3

I love super crate box

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

Patch in some trophy support, some online capabilities, and some popular games like Shadowgun, Dead Trigger, NOVA, and Minecraft PE, and you got yourself a deal.

 

If not...then it's PS Minis all over again...

SolidTy
SolidTy

Hey, more gaming to the masses, I can't say that's a bad thing for phonies! lol.(My term for phone gamers).

 

We are at Gamespot.com, this article is about a company bringing games to gamers...not really a problem. Now, that FIFA sales article? That's a bit boring. :P

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

Sony why u no Nexus 7?! Also is this already available for EU as well or is it just for US at the moment?

dinslacck
dinslacck

more reasons to get the vita

servb0ts
servb0ts

inB4all these Sony fanboy complain about the graphics and lack of power.

maximumbarmage
maximumbarmage

Bought a few games from the service today.  Very nice pricing in all but a couple of instances.

 

Aqua Kitty especially is a really excellent take on Defender.

EPaul
EPaul

That's a start sony

WhiteStormy
WhiteStormy

Now they just need to sell PS1 games for their PS devices like they originally advertised.  I'm getting tired of using buggy emulators to play PS1 classics on my Experia Play.

Zepthire95
Zepthire95

I hope they get the mobile version of Minecraft on there at some point. 

raphaelcoelho15
raphaelcoelho15

Well, some smartphone and tablets games for PS Vita. That sounds.... ok.

TrueProphecy22
TrueProphecy22

 @UnwantedSpam Hey, there are some minis that are pretty fun.

 

Honestly though, I don't see how trophy support makes these small, one dimensional, and cheap games any different from minis.

Glitchhawk
Glitchhawk

 @SolidTy i like the term Phonies.. i think it should be used everywhere.. keep spreading the word

SolidTy
SolidTy

 @servb0ts The Sony fanboys would be happy to have more Playstation gaming on mobile devices. Sadly, your comment doesn't make sense. I get that you wanted to bash them, but in this case it doesn't work right.

 

I think you are fixated on the Sony fanboys more than they are fixated on Sony, as you incorrectly described what their behavior would be.

 

Are You a bonafide "Sony Fanboy" Fanboy?! :P

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

 @servb0ts if Sony fanboys complain about new features provided by Sony then well...they wouldn't be really be fanboys would they?

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

 @servb0ts don't you mean pc fanboys since you can play all these games on the vita has well

obsequies
obsequies

 @raphaelcoelho15 mobile would include the complete mobile sdk which is like XNA on the 360..this is huge news, there will be floods of indies and downloadables for the vita, phones and tablets not to mention after a year or two developer engines like unity will get ps mobile exporters to expand further

SolidTy
SolidTy

 @Glitchhawk My brother hates it, lol. I see him playing his phone too much, and call him a Phonie... It just has a ring to it. ;) :P

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

 @xwestsdeaznx no, not really. How many successful 7" Sony tablets are out there on the market? Sony's providing this service to certain certified Android devices not just the Sony branded ones, that's why the new HTC phones are also listed as supported devices.

kazzu
kazzu

 @SolidTy  @Glitchhawk 

YOU'RE A PHONIE, A BIG FAT PHONIE!Oh please tell me someone gets this reference.