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PlayStation Mobile Store now available for Sony Xperia, PS Vita, Android phones

Tokyo-based major video game company, Sony has just launched its brand new service called PlayStation Mobile – an online store that piles various game titles for selected Android phones, PS Vita and Xperia devices. This latest store app officially launched on Wednesday, exclusively in nine countries including Australia, Italy, Japan, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, US and UK, Game Arena reported Wednesday.

Replacing the long-standing PlayStation Suite, Sony’s new PS Mobile Store service is an online one-stop shop destination where users of PS Vita, Xperia smartphones and tablets and selected Android phones purchase their favorite mobile games and relevant contents from Sony and third-party developers, including HTC.

Among the devices attuned with Sony’s newly-launched service are the following:

  • Xperia
  • Xperia S
  • Xperia Ion
  • Xperia Play
  • Xperia Arc
  • Xperia Acro
  • Xperia Acro HD
  • Sony Tablet P
  • Sony Tablet S
  • HTC One X
  • One S, One V
  • One X+

Accordingly, PlayStation Mobile store can now be downloaded by users of any of the aforementioned devices and have access to overall 20 launch title games. Nevertheless, the initial launch titles are not really the big PS titles most gamers are expecting to roll out. Available game titles are subsequently listed (in alphabetic order:

  • Aqua Kitty
  • Beatdown
  • Beats Slider
  • Beats Trellis
  • Defender
  • Everybody’s Arcade
  • Flick Hockey
  • Frederic – Resurrection of Music
  • Fuel Tiracas
  • Hungary Giraffe
  • Incurvio
  • Loot the Land
  • Magic Arrows
  • Numblast
  • Nyoqix
  • Rebel
  • Samurai Beatdown
  • Super Crate Box
  • Tractor Trails
  • Twist Pilot
  • Underline
  • Wipe!
  • Word Blocked

In order to purchase games, users must first install the Sony PlayStation Mobile catalog directly, similar to that of Amazon’s Appstore for Android.

Any game purchased on the PlayStation Mobile store can be played on three different devices, utmost. So those who owned any of the compatible phones, tablet or Vita can take advantage of this offer. Sooner or later, the devices can extend, yet a specialized PlayStation will still be necessary to play these games.

An on-screen virtual DUALSHOCK controller is also needed to play the games on an Android device. Users of Vita, on the other hand, will need the Vita controls when playing. For sure, PS fanatics are already looking forward to have a more refined and comfortable controls on touch-screen-only devices.

Hopefully in the coming months, Sony would consider expanding the PlayStation Mobile store application’s accessibility, as well as the range of devices it supported.

Source: Phone Arena | Game Arena

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