Slow start for Xperia Play game sales

Sony Ericsson has claimed it is not concerned about news that its initial offering of PSOne games on its Xperia Play mobile games have sold in very low numbers.

Using Android data, PlayStation Lifestyle reports that the best selling game to date, Destruction Derby, has yet to break the 1,000 downloads barrier.

Cool Boarders 2, MediEvil and Syphon Filter have sold between 100 and 500 copies while Jumping Flash has sold less than 100 since launch.

As a comparison, it points out that its own unofficial news app PlayStation Lifestyle has been downloaded "between 10,000 and 50,000" times.

"I think there’s also an awareness thing for people that are getting their hands on the device and where they are choosing to purchase games," head of market development Dominic Neil-Dwyer stated.

"There’s only a few, at the minute, PlayStation One titles there, and there’s more coming on a regular basis, and there’s the whole PlayStation as a content provider exclusive to the device, the story about that, that will emerge and people will see.

"There are no concerns. It’s a revolutionary device, it’s shaking up the market, we’re very pleased with it. In terms of getting the PlayStation Certified program out, generally, we’re very happy. I think we’ll make a full assessment of if it has achieved our expectations fully, further down the line, so we’re very happy.

"We know there’s a lot more to come that we’re not, obviously, releasing yet. We’re releasing as we go, rather than telling everyone the full story."

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