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Sony talking with other manufacturers about putting Playstation suite on non-Sony devices

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Sony talking with other manufacturers about putting Playstation suite on non-Sony devices
At the AsiaD conference in Hong Kong on Thursday, Sony Computer Entertainment chairman Kaz Hirai was taking center stage along with tech columnist Walter Mossberg. Hirai used to work in the Sony game unit and is now considered by some to be a heartbeat away from the presidency-of Sony, that is.

During his chat with Mossberg, Hirai said that Sony was bringing some Playstation games to the Android platform. He added the company is in talks with some handset manufacturers and as far as a  timeframe is concerned, he says it will be announced, "when it's time to go public with it," which doesn't translate into imminently. The idea of a Playstation suite for Android handsets was something that came up at the beginning of this year. Of course, the only devices currently Playstation certified are the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY and the Sony Tablet S. Both are powered by the Android OS.

Mossberg also inquired if Sony is seriously considering buying out joint venture partner Ericsson. Rumors of such a transaction have been floating around the internet recently. While Hirai would not comment on the speculation, he did say that he has Sony's CEO and the joint venture's CEO working together and has them both understanding that Sony Ericsson is an important part of Sony's strategy. When the columnist asked the Sony executive why Sony sold camera sensors to Apple, Mr. Hirai responded by saying that you cannot "define who your competitors are these days. We buy from Samsung, we sell to Samsung."

source: AllThingsD

Walt Mossberg at left with Sony executive Kaz Hirai at the AsiaD conference

Walt Mossberg at left with Sony executive Kaz Hirai at the AsiaD conference


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posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:06

1. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Good strategy. Be like xbox live on wp but ps on other phones. Some way it is like a copy of MS's idea. Anyway, be nice to have it all in one phone.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:23 2

10. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


i hope with ICS, we see a bluetooth (or even cabled) game pad made by sony for android. ps suite is great, but much, much better with a true dual shock experience.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 15:27 1

12. snickers (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


hopefully sony could include support for ps3 controller because it uses bluetooth.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:30

14. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


oh yeah (facepalm)

even if sony doesnt directly support it, the hack community is sure to set it up. that would be awesome!

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 23:00

15. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


PS3 controllers? There is an app for that ;)https://market.android.com/details?id=com.dancingpixelstudios.sixaxiscontroller

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:08 1

2. digicon (Posts: 121; Member since: 11 Aug 2011)


Very interesting . . .

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:45 2

6. Tristann (Posts: 76; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)


LOL your comment + Pic = Win

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:09 2

3. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Great Idea.
Music android Phone = beats
Gaming android Phone = PS suite...... + dual core!!!

now that i thought of it, i miss cyber shot.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:41

5. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Cybshot was great. It was the most touted thing back then, which had the beast camera. They should have kept that branding. Would have distinguished them in the phone market and maybe improve their financial.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:45 1

7. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


Beats Audio sucks!

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:21 2

9. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


why?

well at least they should have ps2 games. ps1 graphics suck

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 11:58

17. Astreo (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 May 2011)


I agree. They wonderfully touted "beats" audio really has nothing new to offer. Infact i believe my V-moda set sounds even better than the beats. as far as integrated beats goes on phones its also really not that good.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:18

4. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


hopefully this will end up as big as it is..

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 11:19

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Do it fast! And while you are at it get some psp games on dual core phones! ID kill for ff games on android

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:24 1

11. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i can finally beat FFXII...but on my Droid 3! :D
i agree with ayephone about the controller though.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 15:52

13. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


Sony should make it exclusive to their products. its gonna be a main differentiating factor. giving out license for it will only provide short term profits.

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