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New Xperia Play Update Might Be Imminent

It's probably competitive Angry Birds, right?

Sony is apparently sending out invitations to certain US media outlets for an event on the 2nd of May. Those invitations hint towards something new “in the world of Xperia gaming”. They’ve got Gameloft and someone from Major League Gaming there too, apparently.

Since there hasn’t been any rumours or leaks concerning an Xperia Play 2, it’s assumed that this is likely to be a new service rather than new hardware but nothing is certain. We would hazard a guess that, since a major mobile gaming partner and a representative of the world’s most prominent competitive gaming organisation are in attendance, there might be something to do with a tournament or something to appeal to hardcore gamers.

The invitation features a picture of the Xperia Play. As many of you will know, the Play was launched before Ericsson was streamlined out of Sony’s smartphone division. It was not a large success. Perhaps this event is going to reinvigorate the device or perhaps it is going to replace it. We’ll know next week.

Update: We’ve had word from the team organising this event that there will be no new product announcement. This is an event “intended to preview a new initiative launching in partnership with Major League Gaming and Gameloft.”

Source: TG Daily via Xperia Blog

  1. FluBBa
    Since: Nov 2009

    Playstation Suite compatibility/announcement?

    Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 12:06.
    • Ed the Penguin
      Since: Dec 2008

      I’d hope so. I don’t think the Xperia Play had enough impact so they need to push the PS Suite out there.

      Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 12:21.
    • colossalblue
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      PS Suite has already been confirmed on the Play – it just doesn’t have any content yet. But this does make sense, actually. It could be something big for PS Suite that will reinvigorate it now they seem finally ready to make it work.

      Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 15:31.
  2. seedaripper1973
    Since: Forever

    I just want my bloody Ice Cream Sandwich, and i want it NOW!

    Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 13:24.
  3. colmshan1990
    Since: Apr 2009

    The Sony Xperia Vita.

    Now THAT would piss off early adopters of the PS Vita. :P

    Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 13:28.
  4. Tomhlord
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Apr 2009

    Wait, were’s Tonyyeb…?

    Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 14:49.
    • Tomhlord
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Apr 2009


      Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 14:49.
  5. G_The_Enemy14
    Since: Jan 2009

    I am hoping for ICS/PS Suite! Been waiting ages for them.

    Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 16:26.
    • Cutter.T
      Since: Jun 2009

      PSSuite isn’t going to be launched for I while, although there ARE many developers making games for it. Just go on the Open Beta forums to see that.

      Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 18:07.
  6. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Hope it is. I still enjoy hitting my xperia play for short bursts.

    Comment posted on 25/04/2012 at 23:02.

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