Sony Talks PlayStation Mobile Details, New Hardware Partners

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Sony’s been struggling for some time now to position itself as the Android manufacturer of choice for gamers. The Xperia Play ended up underwhelming consumers upon its arrival, and the company’s new direction of PlayStation Certified hardware, both from itself as well as other manufacturers, hasn’t really found the momentum it needs. Sony continues to try and flesh-out that program, as it revealed while discussing details of PlayStation Mobile today.

The big news is how PlayStation Mobile will work across platforms. Sony’s going to link users of certified devices to PlayStation Network ID numbers. That means that if you purchase a game on one device, you’ll be able to access it on other hardware tied to the same PSN ID; this even extends to the PlayStation Vita handheld console. It’s not set in stone, but there’s a chance that Sony could store your saved game progress to the cloud, letting you pick up right where you left off as you transition from device to device.

Sony also shared news of additional hardware partners for the program. We’ve already heard of HTC devices being PlayStation Certified, and those models will soon be join by those made by ASUS, as well as gaming tablet company Wikipad.

Source: Xperia Blog

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!