Sony has launched PlayStation Mobile store which is a a cross-platform mobile gaming service by Sony that allows players to experience PlayStation Mobile games across Sony and selected Android devices. Can your Android device run PlayStation games? Find out after the break.
Last year, Sony announced the PlayStation Suite to bring PlayStation brand to Android mobile devices. However during Sony’s keynote at the E3 gaming expo in June, Sony announced that the PlayStation Suite would be re-branded as PlayStation Mobile and it would launch in nine countries which are Japan, US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia. Besides that, Sony unveiled its first partner for PlayStation Mobile which is HTC. HTC has confirmed rumors of PlayStation-certified HTC devices coming later this year.
Current devices compatible with PlayStation mobile include PlayStation Vita, Sony Tablet P/S, Xperia Ion, Xperia Acro, Xperia Acro HD, Xperia Play, Xperia Arc, Xperia S and HTC One series: HTC One X, HTC One S, HTC One V and HTC One X+. It’s good to see that PlayStation Mobile won’t be limited to just Sony products and hopefully we’ll see roll out of the service to more devices soon. Also, knowing that it’s Android, we wouldn’t be surprised to see hackers unlock the PlayStation app and games to run on virtually all Android devices.
Currently, the games library doesn’t include big titles. However, the list of games is expected to grow. The full list of launch games includes 16 titles:
- Super Crate Box
- Loot the Land
- Beats Slider
- Aqua Kitty
- Samuai Beatdown
- Twist Pilot
- Flick Hockey
- OMG Zombies
- Tractor Trails
- Beats Trellis
- Hungry Giraffe
Once you purchase a game on PlayStation Mobile you can play it on up to three different PlayStation-Certified devices. So if you own a compatible phone, tablet and a Vita, you are good to go. You can download the app on your Android device using the link below. PlayStation Mobile is available as separate apk so you need to first check Unknown sources checkbox from Settings –> Security in order to install it.
On a Vita, simply go to the PlayStation Mobile section in the Store app.
Note: HTC One owners can’t access PlayStation Mobile yet but should be able to do so very soon.