Aww... A Happy Band Of PlayStation Apps. How Contemporary.

Cool, but weird. To be honest, we're not really sure why it's weird β€” but you have to agree there's something a little bizarre about an official PlayStation app for iOS. The Android app makes perfect sense because Sony and Google are practically in love with each other right now β€” but iOS?! Maybe it's just us.

Sony's announced a set of official PlayStation Apps for both the Android and iOS. The apps (which will be free) will allow you to check your trophies, keep up to date with your friends, read news from the PlayStation Blog and share products and news with your friends on Twitter and Facebook. Social.

The first version of the apps will launch in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and The Netherlands, with Sony looking to expand into other SCEE territories as soon as possible.

Sony's also pledging further updates for the apps, with PlayStation Blog commenting on the cards. There's no date yet, but Sony's saying "very soon". We assume that means "when Apple get off their arse and approve the file for iTunes".