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Sony Xperia Play Set To Greet The World Tomorrow Night?

Gonna watch the Super Bowl? Those new commercials make it tough to run to the kitchen, huh? ...I'm only being partially sarcastic.

Basically, it's widely assumed that the Sony Ercisson Xperia Play - aka the "PlayStation Phone" - will be revealed at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. Of course, Sony isn't too good at keeping their cards hidden, so we already have a complete outline for the unit, but perhaps the "official" part isn't far off. Maybe we'll see it even before the Barcelona event. According to an ABC News Nightline special on Super Bowl ads (and as noted by PlayStation LifeStyle), Sony will give everyone a sneak peek at the Xperia Play during the Super Bowl. With over 100 million expected viewers, that's a pretty darn good idea.

Sean Bryan, Group Creative Director for McCANN Worldgroup, told ABC that he has been cranking away on a new "top secret" TV spot that will debut during the year's biggest game. What is it? A "new gaming phone from Sony Ericsson." Well gee, that's hard to misinterpret. Added Bryan:

"Well, it’s the launch of a new product. We want people to know it’s coming, but we want them to wait to see the phone."

It won't be shocking those "in the know," my friend. We kinda have the lowdown already. But hey, most of the world remains in the dark so by all means, break that bad boy out tomorrow. And by the way, it's the same commercial that was already leaked earlier in the week, so...

P.S. I really don't care who wins that damn game. The 49ers haven't been anywhere near it in like a hundred years and it's just frustrating. But at least now we have a real coach.

Tags: playstation phone, xperia play, sony phone, ps phone

2/5/2011 10:43:01 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (30 posts)

TheIllusiveMan
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 11:03:22 AM
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Just be glad you aren't a Browns fan. I'm not, but still. At least 49ers have been there.

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ABUrabad
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 11:04:37 AM
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Im really considering my options between this phone or waiting for a phone tablet running on Honeycomb

since I may go back to study I may think mostly of the tablet since its more convenience

but this phone would really be so great for games while Im away from home

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Looking Glass
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 11:34:24 AM
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Some people may question why Sony is making something like the Xperia Play while simultaneously releasing another Xperia phone and establishing Playstation Suite for Android devices in general. But I see the sense in it.

It's like the Alienware laptops, which are "gaming laptops". Or laptops that are designed to specialize in gaming. While laptops in general can play games, Alienware appears to be the series of choice for those who like to game on laptops.

In turn even though many mobile phones are capable of playing games the Xperia Play is arguably the world's first mobile phone that is specifically designed for gaming. And therefore it would in theory be ideal for those who like to play games on mobile phones.

And for those not particularly interested in mobile phone gaming, that's where the Xperia Arc comes into play. And the Playstation Suite even allows Sony to reach consumers who choose a different Android device.

In other words by doing all of these things at the same time Sony is aiming to cover as many bases as they can. I think it's an excellent strategy.

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FatherSun
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 12:39:17 PM

Sony put out a APB on all fronts.

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mike rlz
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 11:40:02 AM
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Lions were THIS CLOSE to the post season. Next year for sure! Also glad Harbaugh didn't go to his old school to coach the Wolverines (go Spartans!), hopefully things turn around for your team.

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StangMan80
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 2:48:21 PM

Lions... They did ok the thing that gave them a chance is the easy games they won the last four weeks of the season. there is the same division as the Packers, Vikings and the Bears. the lions sit at third on my book, in front of the Packers.
I would of loved for the Vikings to make it this year. But it was just not the same team as last year. It was not farves fault. They were missing there star Receiver and randy moss just did not work with them. The defense wasn't even a 5th of what they were last year. It's to bad but anything can happen in Football. Everybody thought the Saints would just kill Seattle in the Wild card week of the playoffs and Seattle just embarrassed the Saints.

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Fane1024
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 5:38:04 PM

Anybody who watched the first Saints-Seahawks game would have known the Seahawks could play with the Saints. Of course, that excluded ALL of the so-called experts who predicted a Saints rout.

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frylock25
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 11:45:26 AM
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no super bowl for me i will be to busy doing something video game related. dont care for sports. if there is a commercial i will see it after wards for sure

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AcHiLLiA
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 12:01:56 PM
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Damn, I want to go to Spain.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 12:02:29 PM
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I'll keep an eye out for it, but I like when games have superbowl commercials, shows their serious.

I hate the Packers too.

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Highlander
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 6:36:27 PM

You hate the Packers....more than you hate Big BenR?

I can't be bothered with either team, but Ben's off-season activities last off-season should have earned him 15-life. He's a dirtbag of monstrous proportions.

Therefore, I will try to catch the commercials, and in the between times, play White Knight Chronicles.

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Highlander
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 6:38:08 PM

Yeah, I saw some reports about that and some stills of the little green dude with thumbs painfully grafted to his 'hands'.

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Kiryu
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 12:20:35 PM
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Will buy NGP over this.

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FatherSun
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 12:35:26 PM
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"...We want people to know it’s coming, but we want them to wait to see the phone."

That would be strange. I doubt that Sony would acquire a Superbowl slot and NOT show the Phone itself. It is the perfect venue for an introduction.

Showed the Engadget feature and the commercial to my wife yesterday and she is sold. PSP was too big for her to lug around. She likes all the features in one nice compact package. Kids want one too.

Sony is having a Love affair with my finances this year.

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Wrote
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 1:17:12 PM
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I really want this phone... cuz I just traded my psp for a laptop.. but I really like the slideout keyboard on my lg ally, and my next phone will probably be a phone wit a slide out keyboard, like maybe the droid 3 when they announce it, and it'll have android 2.3 or higher by the time I upgrade so ill get to see what this pss is. it sucks that I cant get it wit froyo, cuz thats the last update my phone will get. but maybeif they make a psphone 2 akin to the ngp.. well either way I hope this thing succeeds.

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BTNwarrior
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 2:09:55 PM
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if only the chiefs had made it

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StangMan80
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 2:40:02 PM

The Chiefs surprised me. I thought the radiers had a better chance for most of the time. How the hell did the Chargers not make it? My favorite team division(Raiders, Chiefs, Chargers and the Broncos) is the Denver Broncos, hopefully Tim Tebow will show Denver what they like and maybe even start next season. I love that man, look up some videos of him on youtube, his TD passes and awesome rushes as a rookie set a NFL record for must Rushing yards in a single play, which was for a TD. You better watch out for him on the goal line :)

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StangMan80
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 2:31:53 PM
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Saweet! This is so awesome, such a good move by Sony to show it during the Superbowl. I'm very interested in this new gadget. I need a phone and it would be so cool to have PS's name on it. Wait, ti will have 'PlayStation' on it right? It is a PS Phone right, not just a Sony phone?

I'm watching it! It't the Superbowl, you have to wacth it no matter what teams are going to play in it.
I'm going for the Packers even though I been hating them for the past two years since Aron Rodgers has been starting QB for them, love them when Brett Favre(One of the best football players of all time) was there.

I hate the steelers, The refs favor them so much still today, its obvious. Superbowl XL was a joke and any body who says that game was clean is an idiot, the head ref came out last year and said he kicked a few calls. Seattle was a better team, way better team. But its hard when the refs are calling calls like they were paid off. The calls were so obvious. The final was 21-10 steelers. They took away a TD from Seattle, would of been 17-21 steelers. They gave a TD to Pittsburgh that was not a TD on the goal line. Would of been 17-14 Seattle. Plus the other bad calls that took away first downs and gave steelers the ball, stole Seattle's Momentum. Seattle should of won that game by a good 14 points if not more.

Ben, The 49ers went to the Super bowl in '95(I believe it was the chargers they beat). Like 4 years before that they went 2 years in a row.



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Fane1024
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 5:40:36 PM

Seattle KILLED the Steelers in that game on both sides of the ball.

I counted over a dozen blatantly obvious mis-calls.

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Lairfan
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 6:06:35 PM

Anyone who says that goal-line Steelers touchdown wasn't a touchdown needs to watch the replays again. The ball broke the plane pretty obviously I thought, and even if it didn't the refs (and by extension no one else) had no substantial evidence to change the call. And don't tell me that offensive pass interference is a good touchdown by the Seahawks. I'm not saying the game was clean (no game is, not even the Superbowl), but it certainly wasn't as bad or biased as you guys are making it out to be.

As for the refs always favoring the Steelers, that's a lie. When the refs favor teams then I can tell you from years and years and years of watching football that they very rarely favor the Steelers. If you want to see teams the refs seem to eternally favor, look no further than the New England Patriots.

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mike rlz
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 10:05:29 PM

even the penguins get things to conveniently go their way... cough cough 2009 finals /still depressed

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Lairfan
Sunday, February 06, 2011 @ 8:32:57 PM

That's also crap. The Pens barely get anything called their way. 2009 Finals showed just how good they were.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 3:22:11 PM
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I think this will be my phone.

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Lairfan
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 6:08:05 PM
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I'll probably just stick to the NGP/PSP2, but I like how Sony's branching out to phones now. Hopefully the commercial will get people interested in it at the very least.

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StevieRV
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 6:18:12 PM
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playstation phone would be cool, but considering i just bought a iphone 4 a few months ago, i cant really get this one, im just praying for playstation suite to come to iOS

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Highlander
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 6:41:56 PM

Don't hold your breath. Apple just decided to be a butthole with Sony and Amazon over their e-book reader applications. Apple doesnt want Sony or Amazon to be able to sell books to the users of their application directly, they want everything to funnel through Apple's control (for a % I'm sure). So Apple kicked the Amazon Kindle app and Sony e-reader app from the app-store. Nice huh?

With PlayStation suite it's clear that Sony will be the gate keeper on content sold through the suite, so that malicious, or simply atrocious or buggy games don't get sold through it. Apple won't allow Sony to have that kind of direct relationship with book buyers, so why would they let Sony do that for the even more lucrative game market?

Gee, and people think that Sony are the bad guys these days...

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___________
Sunday, February 06, 2011 @ 12:29:06 AM
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saw the leaked add for this a few days ago, looks ok but really cheap some of the plastics on there just look terrible!
hopefully wont be a repeat of the W850i, one of the worst phones i have had the misfortune to own!
had it for 2 days and the slider jammed so i could not open the phone, took 9 weeks to get that fixed!
than finally got it back, and after a month the battery died on me another 5 weeks getting that fixed, than the call and end buttons stopped working another 4 weeks getting that fixed!
yea, safe to say ill never be buying a SE ever again!
they use to make really good phones though, i remember the first color screened phone they made my father bought it, and its still sitting in the draw working like brand new!
never had a single thing go wrong with it!
sonys quality has gone down the shitter lately, they use to make the best unbreakable products, they use to be expensive but they were worth it.
now they have dropped the quality, now freaking china makes more reliable stuff!
but, they have not dropped the ludicrously high prices!

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Simcoe
Sunday, February 06, 2011 @ 10:28:26 AM

One would wonder why you still support and buy Sony products.

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Highlander
Sunday, February 06, 2011 @ 12:24:48 PM

One has wondered this many times. One has also wondered about the consistency of his 'story' so to speak. One would even research his comments and cross reference the various tales if one cared enough, or one had nothing better to do, like say, watching paint dry...

;)

Like you, this one has more on their plate than will allow such research, and instead one has to rely on one's memory to detect the inconsistency. Fortunately, it's not that difficult.

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FatherSun
Sunday, February 06, 2011 @ 9:09:06 PM

_____, It seems that your are prone to faulty products, games ect. When you praise something it is rare. It is somewhat sad.

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