Omar: Ya, Sony's whole Playstation Suite concept is really interesting. It broadens the Playstation brand to envelop the "lower end" game market that's in the mobile world which lets them swing for the fences in the dedicated handheld gaming world. Compared to Nintendo which is still limiting their Nintendo games to Nintendo handhelds, the potential reach of Playstation games becomes a lot larger.And the Xperia Play provides a nice middle ground for people that want just to carry around one device, but still are pretty serious about gaming. Feb 17, 11
Yale: I don't know who would be serious about gaming and not be happy with a dedicated device. This isn't an iPhone with better gaming capabilities, it's a Playstation Go with a built-in phone. I don't see it really working, but that's just me - it will be interesting to see what kind of multiplayer capabilities this combination will provide for though! Feb 17, 11
BrileyKenney: I think a lot of folks missed the point when considering this device. It was never meant to be a game changer, no pun intended. It's not necessarily meant for hardcore gaming, nor is it really touted as a handheld gaming console like the PSP or PSPGo. It's simply just a phone with added gaming functionality. End of story. :) Aug 2, 11
dom: In the current form this can't compete with a dedicated device, that's true, just look at the Adreno 205 graphics -- good for a phone, but not enough for a serious gaming device. And the number of titles still lacks too, I suppose.However, I still consider it a 'game changer', because it foreshadows, by years, in what direction the industry will move. In the long run, smartphones will do to PSPs etc. what they have done to portable music players, GPS navigation units, and even (to a lesser degree) point-and-shoot cameras. Read this interesting article http://www.tgdaily.com/opinion/57697-qualcomm-hopes-to-make-game-consoles-obsoleteSonyEricsson has shown that it recognizes this and has pushed it in a meaningful way, way ahead of the curve. Aug 8, 11
dom: To further illustrate my view of what a 'game changer' is and what it isn't, let's look at the initial iPhone, undoubtedly considered a 'game changer'. Here's a list of things this phone lacked: GPS, Bluetooth music streaming, memory expanision, 3G data modem, a reliable network (AT&T), a replaceable battery (soldered to the motherboard), ability to unlock the SIM and use it on another network, and an acceptable camera. Heck, you couldn't even install any applications on it, so it wasn't even a smartphone at all. However, it was of course still a 'game changer' with its finger-UI concept and mobile browser. Aug 8, 11
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