The PlayStation digital games portal is now available on Sony’s Xperia Play S smartphone, with a range of old PS One titles on sale at launch.
Those that own the buttonless Sony mobile will need to download the PS Store app directly.
Sony is embarking on a operation to expand its games service beyond traditional games devices. Various ‘PlayStation Certified’ games are already on the Sony Tablet S, which also uses the Android operating system.
Meanwhile, it is expected the platform holder will soon approach indie studios about its PlayStation Suite development framework, which allows game builds to be deployed on both Android and PlayStation game hardware.
The first wave of PS Store games on Xperia Play S are priced at £3.99 each in the UK. The launch list can be found below.
• Twisted Metal
• Kula World
• Jumping Flash!
• Destruction Derby
• WipEout (Xperia Play-exclusive)
• Jet Rider
• Jet Rider 2
• Cool Boarders
• Cool Boarders 2 (Xperia Play-exclusive)
• Kurushi Final
• Everybody’s Golf
• The Little Mermaid II
• Championship Bass