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Sony Launches PlayStation Mobile with Bumper Line-Up

Posted by Sammy Barker

Time wasters

This is all a bit exciting, isn’t it? Sony has essentially launched a new platform overnight. Sure, it might not come with a new piece of hardware – but PlayStation Mobile could provide a subtle hint at the future of the platform holder's handheld endeavours.

The service is available right now in Japan, North America, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia. If you’re using a Vita, just load up the PlayStation Store and hit the ‘PlayStation Mobile’ tab at the top of the screen. Those of you using PlayStation-certified smartphones and tablets will need to follow these online instructions.

The platform has launched with a whopping 21 games – some of them developed by Sony Computer Entertainment. Highlights include Super Crate Box, Twist Pilot, Fuel Tiracas, Hungry Giraffe and Aqua Kitty.

There’s plenty more information available on the PlayStation Blog. Let us know if you’ve tried out any of the games in the comments section below.


User Comments (10)



belmont said:

Meh... For a strange reason PSMobile is not available in my country (Greece)...



AG_Awesome said:

Will we get some button compatible games? I'd love to get games like Modern Combat 3 or Nova 3 with button support...




There are Xperia Play versions for most Gameloft games that work well enough, so it's no leap to port the functionality.
Aqua Kitten (at least) uses the Xperia Play and Vita buttons. Check out Pocket Gamer, they'll have reviews and compatibility write ups etc.



isnchz said:

Looks like half of the games are ports from other platforms priced higher on PSM for some reason.



get2sammyb said:

@isnchz I agree — pricing is a bit of an issue. Some of the games are fine (Fuel Ticaras is like £0.40), but I did spot one game that was almost £5. That's a problem.



rjejr said:

"Sony has essentially launched a new platform overnight."

Let me do a little editing for you -

Sony has essentially put another nail in the Vita 2's pre-still birthed coffin overnight.

Oh, and Hungry Giraffe is the worst game ever. It makes Angry Birds look like Uncharted.



DM666 said:

Vita is awesome, sick of it getting slagged off, still playing gravity rush, lbp, rayman, sound shapes, resistance, metal gear etc. people that say there are no good games are either mistaken or have too much time on there hands. Ps mobile has opened up new possibilities, I would pay a bit extra to play nova 3 with analogues and buttons - it's virtually impossible on iPad.

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