Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY smartphone, is now on sale in shops in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Hong Kong and Taiwan with further availability in an additional 6 markets over the next 2 weeks.
The Xperia PLAY launches with more than 60 games from the content providers including Sony Computer Entertainment, Gameloft, Electronic Arts and Glu Mobile. The range of games available to download at launch is a combination of original PlayStation titles, 3D titles that take the full advantage of the graphical capabilities and controls of Xperia PLAY as well as casual games all optimized for the game pad.
Sony Ericsson has formed partnerships with over 20 developers. Some of the highlights include:
- Assassins Creed Altair's Chronicles HD
- Need for Speed
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
- Dungeon Defenders Second Wave
- Gun Bros
- Galaxy on Fire 2
- Guns 'n' Glory
- Zenonia 2
In addition Sony Ericsson confirmed that Asphalt 6 - the latest instalment of one of the top-selling racing games will be available for free exclusively on Xperia PLAY.
The games are downloadable via the "Xperia? PLAY launcher", an application that is activated by sliding open the gamepad. The "Xperia PLAY launcher" recommends games and enables consumers to search for top titles optimised for Xperia PLAY on Android market.
There is also a range of PlayStation original games available at launch (in select markets initially). These are comprised of a pre-install of the PS One classic Crash Bandicoot and a further 5 PlayStation original games available to download via the PlayStation Pocket application in Xperia PLAY.
As announced at Mobile World Congress Xperia PLAY
will be in stores in the US market with Verizon Wireless this spring.