Xperia Play Users Must Repurchase Network Content
If you've been keeping up with the news, you've probably heard this already, but we figured we'd give y'all a chance to discuss it.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will be ready to go next month, and it's designed to appeal to PlayStation fans. It'll ship with game content, an available library of 50 titles (including games from the classic PS1 series), and a whole lot of other nifty features. Users will be able to log into the PlayStation Store (functionality to arrive later in the year) but unfortunately, if you've already been accumulating PSN content over the past few years, you won't be able to use it. That content won't transfer over; Sony Ericsson managing director Nathan Vautier told GameSpot UK that everything will have to be bought fresh for the Xperia Play:
"[Xperia Play owners] will have to repurchase the games, so it's not totally integrated. I think the exciting thing is that there are games which people are very, very aware of."
Well, this is a phone first and foremost; it isn't the NGP. But how might this be interpreted by the PlayStation loyalists? Will they care enough to pass on the phone? Or do they simply want it for, you know, phone purposes?
2/14/2011 9:22:39 PM Ben Dutka