Of course I was excited! I've owned all the incarnations of the Sony Playstation because I'm an avid gamer. At a glance it looks just like a regular Sony Ericsson Xperia phone.
Ah, but a full Playstation controller slides out from under the blue Android screen! It's actually reminiscent of the Sony PSP Go.
What's more, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play comes preloaded with a whopping six (6) full games: Bruce Lee, Crash Bandicoot, FIFA 2010, Madden NFL 11, Star Battalion, and The Sims 3. There will be more Playstation-certified games available for download on the Android Marketplace (both paid and free). Upcoming titles include Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Lode Runner.
I volunteered for an on-the-spot gaming contest wherein the first one who beats Bruce Lee gets a chance to answer the trivia question.
Yes, I beat him first and our team won a bit later. I owe it all to my button-mashing skills where fighting games are concerned. I used to play Mortal Kombat, Tekken, and Street Fighter just to see the individual character endings.
Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY highlights:
- built-in 5.1 megapixel camera
- Sony Ericsson music player
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- 1Ghz snapdragon processor -- it's 3x more powerful than a regular PSP!
- pre-installed games
- bundled with car charger, screen protector, and leather case
What do you think? My 10-year old son exclaimed "I'm going to buy myself one of those when I grow up," when he saw the pics. :p