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What’s the advantage of having a PlayStation Certified phone like the Xperia Play? Being able to access Sony’s PlayStation Suite full of old PS games of course (and a ton of other content in the future hopefully).
But if that’s not be enough of an incentive for you to pick up a Sony smartphone at the moment, Sony has opened up the PS Suite SDK to developers in a closed-beta, allowing them to build games that run cross-platform on both PS Certified phone/tablets running Android, and non-Android devices like the PS Vita.
Sony Ericsson also just announced the Xperia Acro and Xperia Arc are now officially PlayStation Certified on the Japan market. These two join the Sony Tablet S, Tablet P, and of course, the Xperia Play as the only devices currently with access to the Suite devs will now be able to start developing for.
Japanese users can grab an over-the-air update for the Arc now and for the Arco on Tuesday (both updates are available now through a wired connection from NTT DoCoMo).
As of last check, Sony was last on the list for mobile gaming revenue during 2011, behind Nintendo, and way behind iOS and Android. However, it’s clear that Sony has no immediate plans to get out of the mobile business, with the upcoming PS Vita and new PlayStation certified smartphones, Sony is slowly bringing their years of gaming experience to their phone business.
You can expect much deeper integration of PlayStation network services with Sony mobile devices in the near future, as well as integration between mobile devices and Sony’s other products (TVs, tablets, notebooks). This will largely be possible thanks to a recent deal to buy out Ericsson out of the phone business and acquire five essential smartphone related patent families.
You can apply for the close beta now, if you’re interested. Head over to Sony’s website to learn more. The SDK public release is expected to coincide with the launch of the PS Vita in February.
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Jordan Kahn is a main contributor for the Jace Hall Show and has been an avid gamer for over 15 years. He also writes about all things Google for 9to5Google.com and covers breaking Apple news for 9to5Mac and mobile products for Butterscotch.com.
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