Sony attempting to corner casual gaming market

Posted By | On 27th, Jan. 2011 Under Industry News, News | Follow This Author @GNReith


While Sony’s new PSP2/NGP seems fit to tame the hearts and minds of the core gaming scene, it seems Sony are also interested in tapping into the casual market by releasing Sony titles on Android enabled mobile devices.

Andrew House, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe stated that “As well as offering the ultimate portable gaming experience, via NGP, we will also be introducing a new way to deliver PlayStation games, via PlayStation Suite. Casual gaming on multi-purpose mobile devices is a growing market that we simply cannot neglect. With that in mind, PS Suite is a new initiative to offer PlayStation quality games on Android based portable devices, be it mobile phones, smartphones or tablet PCs.”

“By offering a fantastic selection of legacy PlayStation games (PS one classics), alongside content made specifically for PS Suite, we believe that we will be offering the PlayStation experience to a wider base of users.”

“We also realise that PlayStation content should be provided through a secure and unique means, that is both reliable and user friendly. Therefore we also plan to open PlayStation Store to download content on the Android based portable devices. This is a significant move for us and one that we firmly believe will make PlayStation content more accessible than ever before.”

Thanks to CVG for the info.

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