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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play in Action

Or PlayStation Phone to you and I.

It’s the device that doesn’t exist – the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Well, it didn’t get much of a showing at the recent CES tradeshow but that’s not stopping people posting up images and poring over more technical specifications that would make Stephen Hawking balk. How about some footage of the Phone in question?

Check out this hands on below where one lucky user got to check out such games as Biohazard (Resident Evil) 2 and Rage Racer on the new device (using an Android ROM emulator no less). Unfortunately there was no need (in these particular games) for the player to use the analogue pad, however.

Like what you see? Let us know in the comments.

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34 Comments
  1. kjkg
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    Am I being an idiot, but did that say dual shock, meaning there is going to be feedback (and of a decent quality) while playing games?

    Comment posted on 10/01/2011 at 09:55.
    • kjkg
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      oh and I wish I hadn’t watched this, I still really like the look of it. QUICK someone put me off!

      Comment posted on 10/01/2011 at 09:56.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        How about this:
        Uses off the shelf components rather than bleeding edge tech and doesn’t have sufficient power to emulate the 5+ year old PSP.

        Saying that, its finally a phone with a proper control pad, so as much as I’m disappointed by a lot of its points, I still kinda want one

        Comment posted on 10/01/2011 at 11:54.
      • paxpacis
        Member
        Since: Forever

        Maybe this is done so they can sell the PS app in the store for other phones to enjoy some PS1 love? It looks like an PS1 emulator running on Android and with this phone you get the fancy controller keys.. on other the emulated screen keys..

        Comment posted on 11/01/2011 at 12:51.
    • Devil2k
      Member
      Since: Jan 2011

      Well, every phone has a ‘vibration’ quality to it so why shouldn’t it be used while playing games? :P

      Comment posted on 10/01/2011 at 11:35.
      • kjkg
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        Put like that, yeh true. I just haven’t heard of it being done before. Plus, I dont know about you but my iphone vibration has the distinct feeling of being limited. Does that make sense?

        Comment posted on 10/01/2011 at 14:00.
  2. TURRICAN-808
    Member
    Since: Jan 2011

    Is it basically a small PS2 with a screen in a phone?
    If so, i’m in….

    Comment posted on 10/01/2011 at 09:56.
    • Kamokazi-UK
      Member
      Since: Sep 2009

      more like a PS1 in a phone. Rage Racer ( not ridge ) and RE2 were PS1 games.

      Comment posted on 10/01/2011 at 09:57.
  3. Kamokazi-UK
    Member
    Since: Sep 2009

    Dunno what to make of it. I would rather use my PSP for those games anyway.

    Comment posted on 10/01/2011 at 09:56.
  4. sanmartinez
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Looks neat, definetly going to get one of these.
    On a side note, this guys is going to run out of ammo before the first boss if he keeps playing RE 2 like that

    Comment posted on 10/01/2011 at 09:59.
    • DrNate86
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      I’d be surprised if he made it to the first boss if he keeps playing like that! He looks like he was struggling to make it out of the first screen!

      Comment posted on 10/01/2011 at 11:37.
  5. 3shirts
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    This is basically what I expected, minis and PS1 games. I’m not sold to be honest. I only use my phone for short burst gaming though if it has the standby mode like the PSP it might be ok.

    Comment posted on 10/01/2011 at 10:20.
    • cam the man
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      Same here, I’m waiting for the PSP2.

      Comment posted on 10/01/2011 at 13:44.
  6. SpikeyMikey23
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    the aino put me off SE phones. Im going to do some research in the summer when its time to gat a new phone. Im gutted i didnt go far a smart phone instead of the aino.

    Comment posted on 10/01/2011 at 10:23.
  7. BrendanCalls
    Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc - YOHIMBÉ!!!
    Since: Forever

    Thats a bit underwhelming to be honest. Something just not that exciting about it. Maybe 5 years ago this would have been amazing.
    Plus it says dualshock versionj, but the guy doesnt use the dualshock pads, Surely thats gotta be better than using the D-Pad

    Comment posted on 10/01/2011 at 10:37.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      I’ve been completely underwhelmed by its spec, being based around last year’s mobile phone tech its going to be positively ancient (in mobile phone terms) by the time its released and certainly by the time you’re halfway through a two year contract.

      Saying that’s its a phone with a controller, something that is much needed

      Comment posted on 10/01/2011 at 11:57.
      • jimmy-google
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        It has to start somewhere. This maybe as much of an experiment as the PSPGo was.

        Comment posted on 10/01/2011 at 14:26.
  8. TheRealJD
    Member
    Since: Sep 2010

    Why would anyone want to go back to a dpad? It also appears to be using ROM Buddy? I don’t know much about Android but why would the Playstation Phone have ROM Buddy listed in the Playstation app?

    Comment posted on 10/01/2011 at 10:39.
    • colmshan1990
      Member
      Since: Apr 2009

      I think that Android already has an emulator.
      I’ve a feeling that the Playstation games (whatever format) on this phone will be downloaded off the PSN, so they’d obviously not be up yet.
      The point of this phone would be PSN and controls, in my opinion.

      Comment posted on 10/01/2011 at 19:37.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      Yup, it’s just ROM Buddy which any Android phone can do.

      The Pocket PlayStation App that we saw in previous pics isn’t shown in theis vid so we don’t know if its just Minis & the like or something more.

      Comment posted on 11/01/2011 at 12:59.
  9. dizwod
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    How long will the battery last on this?

    I had an iphone for 3 months and the battery was shocking so playing games like Resident evil would surely anhilate the battery within an hour or so

    Comment posted on 10/01/2011 at 10:46.
  10. deepmenace
    Member
    Since: Forever

    cool but really dont like the look of that d pad.rather than”roll”from input to input its like lift thumb, press, move thumb, press. hopefully the analog pads are ok.

    Comment posted on 10/01/2011 at 11:03.

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