Sony talking with other manufacturers about putting Playstation suite on non-Sony devices
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."
1. lubba (Posts: 1310; 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.
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.
12. snickers (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
hopefully sony could include support for ps3 controller because it uses bluetooth.
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!
15. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
PS3 controllers? There is an app for that ;)https://market.android.com/det
3. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
Music android Phone = beats
Gaming android Phone = PS suite...... + dual core!!!
now that i thought of it, i miss cyber shot.
5. lubba (Posts: 1310; 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.
9. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
well at least they should have ps2 games. ps1 graphics suck
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.
4. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
hopefully this will end up as big as it is..
8. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; 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
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.
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.