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HTC to be the first partner for Sony's rebranded PlayStation Mobile

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HTC to be the first partner for Sony's rebranded PlayStation Mobile
Sony has been working for quite a while now to bring its PlayStation brand to mobile devices. The work began last year, when the company announced the PlayStation Suite, which would be a program to bring PS games to Sony Android devices, and eventually allow third party manufacturers to bring PlayStation gaming to non-Sony devices. Sony has obviously already brought PlayStation games to various mobile devices including the Xperia Play, and the Sony tablets. 

Just now, during Sony's keynote at the E3 gaming expo, Sony announced that the PlayStation Suite would be rebranded as PlayStation Mobile, though it will still offer the same options for manufacturers to license the PlayStation branding on Android devices. And, even more interesting, Sony unveiled its first partner for PlayStation Mobile: HTC. This actually fits well with rumors that we had heard about HTC putting out PlayStation-certified devices in the second half of this year.

No specific devices were mentioned with the announcement, but this is a pretty big move for Sony. HTC is a very visible manufacturer, and has quality devices that should do well with the PlayStation branding. It should be pretty nice to see some PlayStation games on the new HTC One handsets, but unfortunately HTC has yet to put out a breakthrough tablet that could really take advantage of the software. The Flyer is nice, but it didn't really sell all that well, and Sony wants to push the PlayStation brand in the mobile space. 

source: The Verge

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posted on 04 Jun 2012, 21:36 10

1. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6740; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


This is going to be sweet

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 21:42 7

2. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


I was just watching the Sony E3 conference where they announced that and I could only think about how huge that partnership is going to be. Other manufacturers are going to have to decide to join in on the action or fall by the wayside.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 22:23 7

3. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Now this is something that I've been dreaming about for a long time, now coming true.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 22:30 6

4. Chronos (Posts: 258; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Samsung better get in on this, too. Samsung and Sony are arguably the two greatest electronics corporations in the world.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 23:17

8. JGuinan007 (Posts: 641; Member since: 19 May 2011)


If Sony really wants to push the PlayStation brand in the mobile space there are three companies they better start shaking hands with very soon Samsung (for android), Nokia (for windows phone), and Apple. But they better be quick Nitendo might already be talkin to Apple, and Windows already has Xbox.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 23:54 6

12. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


Microsoft will never allow Nokia to place on Sony branded software on their devices. hopefully HTC brings the software to my EVO 4g lte!

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 07:44

17. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


I doubt it since Sony has been kicking around the idea of a Windows Phone powered Sony device. Highly unlikely yes but Microsoft wouldn't block it.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 02:52 7

15. Commentator (Posts: 2513; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Interestingly, as one of the largest Windows Phone manufacturers (like that's actually saying something...) HTC has found itself in a position to produce both Xbox and PlayStation certified handsets.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 22:33 6

5. skymitch89 (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


It'd be nice if some of the current HTC devices were to get PS Mobile certification.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 22:37 7

6. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


According to the Verge, HTC One X was used as an example during the announcement, so perhaps HTC One X will get the certification soon?

If One X could get the certification, the SGS3 definitely will have the capability. Samsung will just have to work it out with them, if they want.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 16:04 3

21. rn9215 (Posts: 45; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Great !...good thing i bought a one x now cant wait for the PS app!

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 23:10 4

7. AbhiD (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


in the latest press release htc has said that the 'one' series will b getting PS certification for now

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 23:45 2

11. AbhiD (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


here is the link-
http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/release/pdf/120605e_e.pdf

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 23:31 2

9. Nickmfnjackson (Posts: 101; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)


Xda, get this on my sgs3 asap. Thanks.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 23:37 9

10. AbhiD (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


xda can't bring PS certification to ur sgs3... and even if they somehow bring it, sony will sue them downright.
instead of it ask samsung to partner with sony

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 00:35 12

13. darkskoliro (Posts: 997; Member since: 07 May 2012)


or just buy htc

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 05:15 2

16. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


trust me, they can.
they ported the beats audio files over to the galaxy series, and they can do it with this as well.
Sony can do nothing to stop modders, even if they try.
and the guy saying buy an HTC, why would i do that?

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 09:41 2

19. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


why the thumbs downs?
honest question, and you know the guys at XDA definitely can do this.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 10:40 2

20. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


I agree with you, xda already got the new touchwiz running on the one x. I would try it out, but I just got started on using the Rom I'm on recently. A lil certification would be no challenge.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 00:45 5

14. Kalevro (Posts: 56; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


I'm wondering how much money did HTC give Sony for those rights.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 07:58

18. mercorp (Posts: 985; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Apple will join in anytime soon..

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 05:57

22. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)


just wanna to ask
is controller required to play ps game?!

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 08:22

23. DogsGoMeow (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 May 2012)


MY ENTIRE LIFE HAS LEAD UP TO THIS SINGLE MOMENT IM SOO HAPPY :)

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