PlayStation Phone heads to America May 26

Wednesday, 18th May 2011 04:34 GMT By Jessica Citizen

The long-awaited “PlayStation Phone”, Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play, has already launched in parts of Europe and Canada, but hasn’t yet made it to the United States. Don’t worry though, you’ve got just over a week left to wait.

Xperia Play

Sony Ericsson first announced the Xperia Play in February, announcing the game would go on sale “the following month” in a number of territories. That didn’t happen. Instead, it took until April 1st to arrive in the UK, Ireland and Spain, heading to Canada later in the month.

After another month of waiting, the U.S. is next in line, with Verizon confirming the new hardware will be available on its service starting May 26th (next Thursday), for US$200. (That price involves the customer also purchasing a two-year voice/data plan from the company, which will set you back up to US$40 per month).

Early adopters, you’ll be able to start your pre-ordering from this Thursday, through Verizon’s online store, says Gamespot.



  1. WFMMK

    Anyone know if it can be bought unlocked in the US?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. KewreL

    Got one a few days after release here in Sweden and I’m very satisfied with it. If anything, it’s the ultimate platform for emulators. Writing from it right now actually :)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Christopher Jack

    I just want an add-on gamepad attachment for my Galaxy S, a NGP-like design would be perfect, just add on 2 triggers.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Hybridpsycho

    I’m also a Swede and got it on release day, only thing I wasn’t pleased with was the battery time. But that was solved by getting a proper Task Manager and just killing all unnecessary tasks from time to time. :)

    Overall it’s an awesome machine, and emulators r so much more fun when it’s played with a proper controller :)

    #4 4 years ago

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