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Sony Bringing PlayStation Games to Android

The PlayStation Phone may be real, but there are millions of Android users out there who, for one reason or another, won’t be purchasing the Android-based PSPhone. However, eager to not miss out on potential customers in the mobile-gaming market, Sony today unveiled PlayStation Suite, a cross-platform software framework that will allow those with Android tablets and smartphones to enjoy PlayStation content.

Though Android phones obviously all have the same OS, Sony will be catering for the fact that they are all made by different companies by starting a "PlayStation Certified" license program for hardware manufacturers. Through this program, Sony will offer support (including development support and logo licensing) to ensure some uniformity across the various Android devices.

Sony said it plans to provide PS Suite content within this calendar year, starting with original PSOne classic titles. The company said it also plans to open a PlayStation Store allowing users to download content directly to their phone or tablet and acting as a platform for developer-created content.

The PSP2, or NGP, will also be fully compatible with PlayStation Suite.

  • joytech22
    I would think their second move would be to port some of their best PSP games to Android like the GTA series, most of us Android users own phones with enough juice to run these games, 600MHz compared to the PSP's 333MHz CPU, and every Android phone out there has at least 128MB of RAM and a GPU (not sure about Every Android phone and a GPU).

    I guess it would be hard to play on a phone that has only one hardware button (us galaxy s users)
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  • joytech22
    joytech22I guess it would be hard to play on a phone that has only one hardware button (us galaxy s users)
    Hmm can't edit on Tomsguide.. I meant 3 hardware buttons that can be given different functions
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  • rhino13
    Sooo... say that I bought a PSPhone, will there ever be PSP titles brought to it?
    Ys, Patapon, Daxter, ect...
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  • JOSHSKORN
    joytech22Hmm can't edit on Tomsguide.. Try this. I've done it before.
    1. Click Read the coments on the forums
    2. Find your comment
    3. Click the edit button and edit your comment and confirm the changes.
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  • coldmast
    Smart move by Sony, for the Playstation suite. At the same time selling a portable gaming platform... but will this device be more than just a portable gaming unit?
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  • dman3k
    Yes, very smart. Sony. Now move that to the PC/Console realm. Imagine having this emulator on the xbox... imagine having a ps2 emulator on the ps3...
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  • jfby
    dman3kYes, very smart. Sony. Now move that to the PC/Console realm. Imagine having this emulator on the xbox... imagine having a ps2 emulator on the ps3...
    Sony should have actually just left the hardware in the PS3 to run PS2 games. Emulator would be fine, but I think they lost sales doing what they did.
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  • kawininjazx
    I know they have a PS1 emulator, but I would love to have a PSN app that keeps track of your friends, messages, etc. and you can link it to your PS3.
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  • Kryan
    I'm a fairly new Android user and besides being a TOTALLY happy with it, i am now VERY excited about old PS games for mah phone! :D
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  • masterasia
    Final Fantasy 7 on my phone? How awesome.
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