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Xperia Play games to cost £1-£10, including PSOne Classics

Tuesday, 22nd March 2011 03:14 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Sony Ericsson UK’s David Hilton has said games for the Xperia PLAY, popularly known as the PlayStation Phone, will go for between £1-£10.

Hilton gave the price range in response to questions from MCV, commenting that a £10 title would be “a more complex game”.

The marketing executive reiterated that 50 games will be available for purchase at launch, on top of six pre-loaded titles – FIFA 10; Crash Bandicoot; The Sims 3; Star Battalion; Bruce Lee Dragon Warriors; and Tetris.

“They are not all PSOne games, some are new titles that have been repurposed for Xperia Play,” he said.

Hilton said the Xperia Play offers a unique play experience among smartphones, and could be sold through gaming retailers in the future.

“The main thing is to offer something different. … But now the hardware allows you to play far more complex games. You don’t want to be playing these with your fingers all over the screen. You want full visibility and the ability to control the games with the sort of interfaces you have on your games console.

“We are still in commercial conversation, but I’d be surprised if we didn’t see Xperia Play in other channels. All the mobile operators and retailers are selling it. It is rare these days to get a product that is sold everywhere, but this is one of those.” he concluded.

Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play will be the first PlayStation Suite certified Android phone, and releases in the UK on March 31 and Europe on April 1.

Thanks, Destructoid.

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  1. G1GAHURTZ

    I think most people will just wait a couple of months for the iPhone 5.

    Games are 59p on that, and many are free.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Crysis

    It has the Android market too, it is an Android phone after all. ;)

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Kaufer

    Its still an Android phone. Those same games will be playable on xperia even if it isn’t made specifically for PS suite.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. nikk900

    Why does it come pre-loaded with Fifa 10 when 11 is out and 12 will be out this year?

    #4 3 years ago