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.
New mobile game platform arrives for PlayStation Vita and select Android phones, tablets with 16 games and more to come.
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.
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.
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.
Super Crate Box is badass. wouldnt try to play it on a regular phone though. Vita? Sure go for it lol.
Tickle me curious. May see if my phone supports this, but will certainly try it on my Vita in between bouts of LBP.
cool i was only saying yesterday vita needed an xbox live arcade style system , and its arrived good news :)
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...
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
@SolidTy i like the term Phonies.. i think it should be used everywhere.. keep spreading the word
@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
Sony why u no Nexus 7?! Also is this already available for EU as well or is it just for US at the moment?
@mav_destroyer they are in direct competition?
@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.
@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
@servb0ts if Sony fanboys complain about new features provided by Sony then well...they wouldn't be really be fanboys would they?
@servb0ts don't you mean pc fanboys since you can play all these games on the vita has well
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.
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.
@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
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