First seen at E3, the new PlayStation Mobile store is going to be a sure hit. The new game store features cool new titles while bringing already existing games a bit closer to mobile gamers. Till now, we had very little info about the launch and about what the store is going to offer. But now, the company has given out some very useful info.
The PlayStation Mobile store will be released on October 3rd in Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia. More countries are set to follow very soon. If you are a developer, you will be happy to know that the SDK will be released sometime in November in 11 countries to begin with.
The store will offer PlayStation like content with 30 new titles from third party developers and Sony as well. Also, along with HTC, Asus, and Wikipad, Fujitsu and Sharp also join the PlayStation certified band wagon. This means more games on more devices. For more info, refer to the press release after the break.
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT TO LAUNCH
PLAYSTATION®STORE FOR PLAYSTATION®MOBILE ON OCTOBER 3
Official Version of PlayStation®Mobile SDK Will Be Available in November
FUJITSU AND SHARP TO JOIN PLAYSTATION™CERTIFIED LICENSE PROGRAM
Tokyo, September 19, 2012 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that it will start to deliver dedicated content for PlayStation®Mobile, delivering the world of PlayStation® on open operating system-based devices※1, through PlayStation®Store on October 3. In the dramatically evolving smartphone and tablet market, SCE will offer appealing PlayStation-like content to a variety of popular mobile devices.
The service will start in nine countries including Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia with more countries to follow. At launch, users will be able to enjoy approximately 30 new titles from a variety of genres including Adventure, Action, Puzzle, Sports, and Simulation, at an affordable price point of between 50 yen and 850 yen (including tax)※2, created by third party developers and publishers as well as SCE Worldwide Studios. Further content will be released frequently for PlayStation®Mobile as new titles become available.
SCE also announced Fujitsu Limited and Sharp Corporation will join the PlayStation Certified license program※3. By collaborating with Fujitsu and Sharp which not only have the significant share in the Japanese smartphone market but also offer a wide range of devices across the globe, SCE will deliver the unmatched PlayStation experience to even more smartphone and tablet users around the world.
“Fujitsu’s ARROWS series smartphones and tablets feature “Usability” realized by human-centric technology, and “High Spec” represented by Japan’s first quad-core CPU adopted model.” said Takahiro Matsumura, Senior Vice President, Ubiquitous Business Strategy Unit, Fujitsu Limited. “We are excited to be partnering with Sony Computer Entertainment, and offer PlayStation-like gaming experiences for ARROWS users.”
“We are very pleased to be able to offer exciting PlayStation-like gaming experiences through our products to the customers all around the world.” said Itsuki Kouchi, Division Deputy General Manager & Marketing Department General Manager, Global Product Development Center, Communication Systems Group, Sharp Corporation. “Sharp will continue shaping its smartphone development philosophy, “Feel Logic”, and one of its elements, ”Feel Creation”.
Furthermore, the PlayStation Mobile Developer Program which includes the official version of PlayStation Mobile SDK will become available to the development community in November. This will be rolled-out in a phased manner in 11 countries and regions including Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The PlayStation Mobile Developer Program will allow developers to easily distribute their content through PlayStation Store on a commercial basis and market their games to millions of dedicated gamers with PlayStation™Certified devices and PlayStation Vita. The license agreement for the SDK is US$99 annually※4.
SCE will further accelerate the expansion of PlayStation Certified devices and continue to collaborate with content developers to drive the delivery of compelling entertainment experiences through PlayStation Mobile.