Sony PlayStation Mobile launches for Vita and select Android devices

Oct 3, 2012
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Sony is looking to ramp up their mobile efforts even more by introducing PlayStation Mobile, a new service that allows gamers to play a handful of games across different mobile platforms. The service will allow you start a game on one device (like the Vita), and pick up where you left off on another device (like an Android smartphone or tablet).

There are a couple caveats that you should be aware of, though. First, the service only works on "PlayStation Certified" devices, which means the Vita, obviously, but also only a handful of newer Android devices from Sony and HTC. The list consists of the Xperia Play, Xperia Arc, Xperia S, Xperia Ion, Xperia Acro, Xperia Acro HD, Sony Tablet S, Tablet P, the HTC One X, One X+, One S, and One V.

Second, PlayStation Mobile only works on up to three devices. This isn't too much of a problem, since most users wouldn't own more than a Vita, smartphone, and tablet at once, but for a service where its main selling point is playing games on multiple devices, you'd think they would allow unlimited devices or at least more than three.

Once you purchase games, and have PlayStation Mobile installed on three of your devices, you're pretty much good to go. The games take advantage of both the Vita's touchscreen and gaming controls, as well as the on-screen virtual DualShock controller for the Android devices. Right now, there are only 20 games to choose from, but we're guessing that number will grow over time.

[via Android Community]


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