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PlayStation Phone PSOne Emulator in Action

Another video showing the Sony Erisccon Xperia Play (PlayStation Phone) has surfaced, and may indicate that the device will have a built-in PlayStation One emulator.

As seen in the short video, the user previously installed ROM Buddy on the device, an Android app that allows gamers to download their favorite ROMs located online. However this app isn't an actual emulator, but merely a file downloader. To play the games, the user loaded the two BIN files (Ridge Racer and Resident Evil 2) by way of a PlayStation app located on the main Home screen. The user simply launched the app, searched for the ROM Buddy folder containing the files, and loaded the storage game.

Unsurprisingly, both games seem to perform fantastically well on the hardware. As reported last week, the device will supposedly come packed with a Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU, a 1 GHz Snapdragon QSD8255 processor, a 4-inch LCD display with 854 x 480 resolution, 512 MB of RAM, 512 MB of ROM, a microSD card slot and more. It will also come with a slide-out gamepad playing host to a PlayStation-style D-Pad and buttons, and two touch-sensitive analog pads.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is expected to make its grand entrance next month during the Mobile World Congress conference expo in Barcelona, Spain, at a Sony Ericsson press conference on the Sunday evening. The company hasn’t officially acknowledged the phone, however CEO Bert Nordberg hinted to its existence back in November, saying "there's a lot of smoke, and I tell you there must be a fire somewhere."

The phone is expected to go retail in April.

  • darkchazz
    what we are seeing is sony's android psp hybrid phone running the buggy PS1 emulator "psx4droid".
    Nothing special about this shit, I want my PSP2 naaao , come on sony!!!!
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  • dimar
    Will it come with Android 1.6 and a charge will last about an hour when playing games?
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  • dimar
    Anyway, should be awesome for MAME gaming :-)
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  • adamboy64
    A piece of new hardware showing off a game that's on a 16-year old platform... Okay. Not that impressive.
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  • thillntn
    Typical new , limited product from $ony. Its a shame they let a phone play original ps games but do not let you do the same on a 300 dolar console. The hardware has so much potential but is limited by greed :/. I better stop here before I get sued too lol.
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  • rhino13
    No deal unless you give me PSP1 games on the phone minimum!
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  • demosthenes81
    first of all the new 300 dollar console plays PS1 games not PS2, and id be happy to play Xenogears on the go if they ever put it on the playstation store
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  • thillntn
    demosthenes81first of all the new 300 dollar console plays PS1 games not PS2, and id be happy to play Xenogears on the go if they ever put it on the playstation storemy fault, i thought they "slimmed" that down too!
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  • guanyu210379
    Psone Emulator? Sorry Sony...I still ain't buying this product!
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  • kinggraves
    Poorly worded story.

    This isn't an "official" emulator built in and supported by Sony, but by the description two Android apps that work as an emulator, which would (in theory) work on any Android device, right?

    I mean if Sony actually opened their entire PS1 catalog with a 100% working emulator then they would suddenly become my favorite company, but in reality Sony wouldn't so much as give me a cup of coffee in Antarctica and will try suing whoever developed the emulator.
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