SAN FRANCISCO, California – At GDC 2011, Sony Ericsson and Electronic Arts were on hand for the official U.S. unveiling of the new Xperia Play Android phone. The PlayStation Phone features full gaming functionality, including multiplayer options for titles like EA Sports FIFA 10. Verizon Wireless will launch Xperia Play this spring in the U.S., but the phone was playable at the Moscone Center and at a special media unveiling at The Clift hotel in San Francisco.
“This Spring, expect to see a lot of people with their heads down and thumbs up,” said Peter Farmer, Head of Marketing for North America, Sony Ericsson. “Xperia PLAY combined with the power of the Verizon Wireless network gives you everything you need in a smartphone and the one thing you want – the ultimate gaming experience.”
Xperia PLAY is powered by the latest version of the Android platform (Gingerbread version 2.3) – and is PlayStation certified, which ensures an optimized gaming experience featuring content from the PlayStation Suite. Xperia PLAY will provide a best-in-class gaming experience right out of the box
with many of the most popular games pre-loaded, including Asphalt Adrenaline 6, Bruce Lee, Star Battalion, The Sims 3, and Tetris. More than 50 additional titles from top franchises at leading game publishers will be available for purchase at launch.
“Working with Sony Ericsson to bring the world’s first PlayStation Certified smartphone to the nation’s most reliable network builds on our commitment to deliver the best mobile gaming and entertainment experience to our customers,” said Jeff Dietel, vice president of marketing for Verizon Wireless.