Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play, the first PlayStation-certified mobile phone in the world, is available for purchase starting today – not only in the UK, where SE plans to spend millions of pounds to market it, but also in other 10 countries around the globe.
The 10 countries are: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Sweden, and Taiwan. Sony Ericsson will introduce the new smartphone in other 6 markets in the next couple of weeks, including India and Portugal.
Unlocked, the Xperia Play costs slightly over €500 ($707), depending on where you’re getting it from.
There are more than 60 games currently available for the Xperia Play, including Assassins Creed Altair’s Chronicles HD, Need for Speed, Dungeon Defenders Second Wave, Galaxy on Fire 2, and Worms.
According to SE, “the games are downloadable via the Xperia PLAY launcher, an application that is activated by sliding open the gamepad.”
You can see the full list of available games in this press release.
Sony Ericsson re-confirmed that the Xperia Play would be available in the US via Verizon “this spring.” We’ve heard that VZW would launch the smartphone on April 14, but we can’t confirm this at the moment.
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