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

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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23 Comments

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This is going to be sweet

2. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 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.

3. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

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

4. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

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

8. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 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.

12. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 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!

17. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 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.

15. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

5. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

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

6. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 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.

21. rn9215

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

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

7. AbhiD

Posts: 803; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

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

11. AbhiD

Posts: 803; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

9. Nickmfnjackson

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

Xda, get this on my sgs3 asap. Thanks.

10. AbhiD

Posts: 803; Member since: Apr 06, 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

13. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

or just buy htc

16. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 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?

19. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

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

20. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 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.

14. Kalevro

Posts: 56; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

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

18. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Apple will join in anytime soon..

22. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

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

23. DogsGoMeow

Posts: 18; Member since: May 04, 2012

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

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