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First PlayStation-certified HTC devices coming in the second half of 2012?

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First PlayStation-certified HTC devices coming in the second half of 2012?
PlayStation-certified is something that console lovers have been longing for on smartphones for quite a while. Currently, there’s only a single handset carrying the PlayStation-certified logo - the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, and it’s also got a slide-out gamepad to prove its focus on games. But for those who want some more choice, good news has arrived. HTC will be the first one outside of Sony to get PlayStation-certified handsets and this is going to happen in the second half of 2012, if we are to believe a scoop by Pocket-lint.

For the uninitiated - PlayStation-certified is a label that would allow phone makers to bring classic PlayStation one titles to phones, allowing you to go back in times when games like Crash Bandicoot were huge.

Now, the initiative comes from Sony, and has been announced long ago, but the company did little advances to bring certification to other handsets. 

“It expands the PlayStation experience beyond the PSP border. It is the first cross-platform endeavour,” said Kaz Hirai, future Sony chief executive.

For HTC, that’s one move that will help it regain the positions it lost in the last couple of quarters when the big and bulky industrial design phone recipe failed the company. Do you think that HTC is on the right track with PS certification? Why, or why not? Sound off in the comments below.

source: Pocket-lint

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posted on 14 Feb 2012, 08:37 4

1. remixfa (Posts: 14191; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i cant see how it could hurt. Its a nice bullet point for selling the device. "its quad core.. and you can play playstation official games on it". Not a big seller, but hey, anything helps. Its a heck of a lot better than the normal "and your going to need a car charger if u want to actually use it"

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 09:16

12. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


if i could play FF7 'officially' (without a choppy rom/emulator) that would make my day :)

i can see people getting extended batteries or car chargers too!

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 08:56 7

2. ivanprskalo (Posts: 117; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


It is good for HTC. It is defeat for Sony in some way. Like they are addmiting that they haven't enough strength to push own brand across Android all by themselfs.
That is just sad.
But in the other hand, HTC has huge influence in Android ecosistem and it might prove to be a good thing for selling points of HTC and then for Sony also...

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 10:12

3. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Yeah PlayStation certified coming later this year HTC better up their phone design. We don't want new stuff in the same package. Great news for HTC and SONY wonder if Nintendo and Microsoft will eventually hop on the certified bandwagon if it turns out to be a major success. Besides they need to do somethin to bring back mobile gaming DSI and Vita good ideas but if they could merge it with a cell phone would make a lot more sense so people don't have to carry 2 devices. Plus if they do merge since cellphones already at 300 bucks all they gotta do is add 100 make it 399 for the all in one device so. it will actually be a high end device and not just a gemick

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 10:20

4. skymitch89 (Posts: 1124; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Now I wouldn't, but a year ago I would've. Now that the PS Vita is about to come out, I don't really see any reason to get a PS certified phone.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 11:08

5. Jericho (Posts: 302; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


@skymitch89
i totally agree with u bro.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 11:33

6. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Sony shouldn't license their stuff to nobody. I say be like Nintendo; stick to your Katanas!

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 13:15

7. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


htc keeps adding things like beats and now this to be different. when they need to creat a class of phones like the galaxy phones

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 16:00 1

8. m.garz (Posts: 61; Member since: 08 Oct 2010)


and how will the battery life fair?

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 17:47

9. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Good point! HTC is always iffy, but their power saver does save a lot of battery by limited data/wifi battery usage while sleeping

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 03:17

10. dkpitman (Posts: 35; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


I guess if you specialize at making bricks you might as well make a fun brick. At least until the battery dies after 30min.

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 08:31

11. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


If the Playstation thing is your selling point better you buy a PS Vita, you'll be able to play high quality games.

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