Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Barcelona Videos (Part Three) + WIN One on Facebook!

Four more Xperia PLAY videos from the event earlier today. Full details (and that contest!) below the jump (except specs - those are coming), but my quick take on all this excitement: Pre-loaded with the Sims 3, Tetris and four other games, 50 titles at launch (or within the launch window). Loads of developer support from small to large studios. At this point, I won't even be making a single phone call, have ZERO time for Facebooking nor using that 5.1 MP camera - I'll be to darn busy playing all those new GAMES. Verizon, huh? Well, in terms of coverage and service, it's a hell of a lot better than AT & T, that's for sure...


Facebook users can enter the First2Play contest and could be one of the first 10 people to get the Xperia™ PLAY by visiting

• Xperia™ PLAY is the world’s first PlayStation Certified smartphone
• Powered by the latest version of the Android™ platform (Gingerbread version 2.3)
• Xperia™ PLAY will be available in the United States in the Spring 2011
• More than 50 top game titles available at launch

Atlanta, GA – February 13, 2011 – Are Americans ready to play? Sony Ericsson and Verizon Wireless think so. Sony Ericsson today announced that its new Xperia™ PLAY, the world’s first PlayStation Certified smartphone, will be available on the Verizon Wireless Network in the Spring 2011.

“This Spring, expect to see a lot of people with their heads down and thumbs up,” said Peter Farmer, Head of Marketing for North America, Sony Ericsson. “Xperia™ PLAY combined with the power of the Verizon Wireless network gives you everything you need in a smartphone and the one thing you want – the ultimate gaming experience.”

Xperia™ PLAY is powered by the latest version of the Android platform (Gingerbread version 2.3) – and is PlayStation certified, which ensures an optimized gaming experience featuring content from the PlayStation Suite. Xperia™ PLAY will provide a best-in-class gaming experience right out of the box with many of the most popular games pre-loaded, including Asphalt Adrenaline 6, Bruce Lee, Star Battalion, The Sims 3, and Tetris. More than 50 additional titles from top franchises at leading game publishers will be available for purchase at launch.

“Working with Sony Ericsson to bring the world’s first PlayStation Certified smartphone to the nation’s most reliable network builds on our commitment to deliver the best mobile gaming and entertainment experience to our customers,” said Jeff Dietel, vice president-marketing for Verizon Wireless.

According to the Entertainment Software Association’s 2010 consumer survey, in the United States:
• 67 percent of households play computer or video games
• 42 percent of heads of households report they play games on wireless devices, up from 20 percent in 2002
• The average game player age is 34 and 40 percent of game players are women

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY Key Features:
• PlayStation Certified gaming experience
• Latest version of the Android platform (Gingerbread version 2.3)
• 60fps play-back enabled through the Snapdragon 1Ghz processor, optimized with enhanced graphical processor unit the Adreno 205
• Dedicated gaming controls for real console quality game play, including four-way directional keys, recognizable ABCD keys with PlayStation iconography, left/right shoulder keys and two analog touch inputs for joystick action
• 4-inch brilliant multi-touch display
• 5.0 megapixel camera

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