Time to play with the new Sony Xperia PLAY available in the Philippines


Finally, the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is in the Philippines and well within the reach of those grubby little gamer hands that are itching to play… with their phones. (We’ll give you a our first impressions REAL soon.)

Sony Computer Entertainment and leading game publishers have provided top gaming titles preloaded and available for download from the Android Market.  A limited time exclusive agreement with EA Mobile will bring EA SPORTS FIFA 12 on Android.  The game will be available to the device worldwide by the holiday season.  Sony Ericsson has also partnered with Tozai Games to bring the critically acclaimed console hit and gaming franchise “Lode Runner” to Android for the first time.  From November 2011, it will be available exclusively on Xperia PLAY and other Xperia devices.

A new partnership with world renowned Square Enix will bring much loved titles such as “Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light” exclusively to Android on Xperia PLAY in November 2011.  Even more hit titles from Square Enix will follow in the coming months.

The Xperia PLAY runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), which was developed with gaming as one of its strategic focuses.  Coupled with the 1 Ghz snapdragon processor and the Adreno 205 GPU, the phone delivers powerful and smooth graphics at 60 frames per second.  This high-performance smartphone also expresses Sony Ericsson’s human curvature design language, fitting perfectly in one’s hand whether taking calls, surfing the web or gaming.

The smartphone offers a 5.1-megapixel camera with auto focus and geo-tagging, Google Services, sound recorder, Noise Shield, Sony Ericsson Music Player and also supports conference calls, document readers and document editors.  It also features the Sony Ericsson-exclusive Timescape, an application which allows users to view all communications from one contact such as SMS, calls or emails in one go. It also comes with a car charger, screen protector and leather case.

“The Xperia PLAY is primarily an Xperia Android smartphone that will have widespread appeal to a number of consumer audiences including casual and enthusiastic gamers,” said Dennis Manzano, Sony Ericsson General Manager.  “A pre-loaded application will enable users to easily discover and download titles that have been optimized for game play on Xperia PLAY, access recently played games and see information about the games they have downloaded.”

The Xperia PLAY in the Philippines comes preloaded with the following game titles:  Bruce Lee, Crash Bandicoot, FIFA 2010, Madden NFL 11, Star Battalion, and The SIMS 3 and is priced at Php 19,990.