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Sony details mobile PlayStation strategy

PlayStation Suite due for Android devices before the end of the year

Sony has detailed its new approach to mobile gaming for smartphones, revealing the PlayStation Suite designed to bring familiar console experiences to portable handsets.

Acknowledging the evolution of portable gaming through smartphones and other devices, Sony president Kaz Hirai admitted that "the environment surrounding portable gaming has undergone a radical transformation since the launch of PSP," at the PlayStation Meeting today in Tokyo.

The PlayStation Suite is aimed at taking the brand beyond consoles onto mobile handsets, specifically Android smartphones and tablets, along with the PlayStation Certified service which will help developers test and QA games for Android.

Describing it as a "hardware neutral game framework" enabling "PlayStation quality" content for multiple mobile hardware, PlayStation Suite content will be available before the end of the year, with a dedicated PlayStation Store for Android.

""We envision PS Suite as an initiative that is essential to the world of portable entertainment," added Hirai.

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Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 8 years ago
Mmmmmm-kay.... this is getting interesting. I hope they LOSE the "NGP" moniker, as I keep thinking of Neo Geo Pocket or N-Gage, Please when I see those letters in that order...
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Luca Cannellotto Journalist, Consultant, Blogger, Researcher 8 years ago
I'm not sure about the NGP's bigger is better approach, but PlayStation Suite is definitely a very interesting concept, given the fact that Android enabled gadgets are on the rise. Well played Sony.
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Erin H Content Manager 8 years ago
Seems like a fantastic idea to me! Would be great if this applied to getting the PS minis games on Android too.
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Rick Cody PBnGames-Board Member 8 years ago
This idea is gold! Help turn Android into a true App Store competitor. Great play on Sony's part! I'll consider an Android phone in the future
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