Sony to bring at least five PlayStation games to iOS and Android by March 2018

Sony to bring at least five PlayStation games to iOS and Android by March 2018
According to a new report published earlier today in the Wall Street Journal, Sony’s PlayStation arm has officially announced that it is planning to bring a number of PS games to Android and iOS by the end of Q1 2018.

Sony’s ForwardWorks subsidiary plans to release five or six PlayStation games for the two most popular mobile operating systems by March 2018. Unfortunately, more details, such as when first titles are going to launch, are currently unknown.

The Wall Street Journal Notes that mobile gaming draws in considerably more revenue in Japan compared to console gaming. Given this switch in popularity, it makes sense for Sony to (at least) attempt to cater to this new trend, especially given the company’s position in the gaming industry.

All of these games will get an initial launch in Sony’s home country of Japan before launching in other markets around Asia. Sadly, there’s no word on when we could expect these to launch in the United States and Europe. Earlier this year, reports argued that mobile games have earned more money than PC and console games in the US for the first time in history. As such, it would definitely make sense for Sony to eventually launch its games on Apple’s and Google's home turf as well.

Unfortunately, there’s no word on which Sony PlayStation titles will get Android and iOS ports first. Reasonable guesses include titles such as The Last Guardian, IQ: Intelligent Qube, and Hot Shots Golf.

In closing, it should be noted that Nintendo, Sony’s biggest rival in the gaming industry, has already announced its intention to launch several games on Apple’s iOS platform in the future. In other words, the classic Sony vs Nintendo war is soon about to expand to the mobile battleground. From an end-user perspective, this is great news as increased competition can only raise the bar in terms of quality and features.

What do you guys make of this? Which classic PlayStation games should Sony bring to Android and iOS first?

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11 Comments

1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I wish they make a PS Vita phone. A man can dream.

6. davthom123

Posts: 121; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

an xperia play vita

2. KingSam

Posts: 1505; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Impractical. Maybe a media device with slide out keyboard like PSP go. Powered by Android maybe

3. MrAnonymous

Posts: 95; Member since: May 25, 2014

i need Xperia Play 2..! Sony's 2017 mobiles should be Xperia X2 Xperia X2 Compact Xperia X2 play(like xperia play) Xperia X2 Camera Xperia X2 lite Xperia X2 Ultra It should be made such that the original, compact, play and ultra release with the flagship processor and the lite and cam variants with a same mid range processor.. and in this way they can provide easy updates too since most specs are similar and yet they're different for wider audience since there's a flagship, a compact and a XXL flagship, a gaming oriented device and a midrange phone with normal and XXL screen and a mid range phone with good camera!

9. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Nice List. Add Xperia Walkman. The list will be complete.

4. truthwins unregistered

Sony please get rid of onscreen navigation buttons

10. Swag_me

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 22, 2016

On screen navigation buttons are great, I love them :)

5. emcdonald75

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

With the capabilities of phones today, I am surprised that there is no conversion method to make older PC games available on iOS and Android. Games like System Shock 2, Nocturne, Outlast & other older PC games should run smoothly on smartphones today. I know that touch screen controls will need to be added and configured, but I don 't understand why that would be such an issue.

7. mixedfish

Posts: 1567; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Learn the difference between ARM and x86.

8. emcdonald75

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

I know the difference between ARM and X86 processors. I understand that the two are completely different architectures but there are emulators that allow X86 compiled games to run on ARM based processors, albeit with some performance hits. I just thought maybe these games can be re-compiled for ARM based processors. These games were a joy to play when I was younger and I hate to see many of them become lost in time.

11. farzad_funny

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Who the hell wrote this??? This dude has no idea what he is talking about. The Last Guardian?? A game made on PS4? Seriously? How is that reasonable? Hot Shot Golf ? A game on PS2? isn't even worth it on a smartphone. Seriously...think what you say man. Last Guardian...man that's rich. If smartphones were as strong as PS4 we wouldn't have consoles -_-

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