Feb 14 AT 9:50 AM Anthony Domanico 17 Comments

Score! HTC phones rumored to get PlayStation Certification at Mobile World Congress


According to a rumor making its way around the webosphere this morning, owners of HTC smartphones and tablets will soon be able to play PlayStation certified games on their devices. Pocket-Lint is reporting that Sony and HTC could make the announcement yet this month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The move is made possible through Sony’s PlayStation Certification Program, which allows rival manufacturers to gain Sony’s approval to provide customers access to the Playstation Suite app store, which primarily features  popular PSOne games from Sony’s first entry into the console gaming market.

No official announcement has been made as to which devices will gain support, but we suspect the HTC Endeavor and HTC Quattro tablet, both of which are said to be sporting Tegra 3 processors complete with a 12-core GeForce GPU which frankly blows all other current offerings out of the water. Though the first PlayStation Certified device was the Xperia Play (with a Qualcomm chip), both of Sony’s tablets to date have featured the Tegra 2 processor, suggesting that Sony recognizes nVidia’s chipset has the potential to deliver the kind of graphical experience Sony desires.

Our own Taylor Wimberly will be on hand at Mobile World Congress, and we’ll bring you the goods from Barcelona if this rumor holds true.

Via: Engadget

Source: Pocket-Lint

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  • Oskar Wismierski

    Need to throw my ps3 out and get myself a HTC

    • Jeff Pan

      HTC off late have been focusing on great add on to the Android experience. ! Beats and now this!

  • honourbound68

    they better make an extended battery for this! android games + ps games? i dunno if i’ll ever get any work done ever again lol

    • http://muddypa.ws/blog nportelli

      No kidding, talk about battery killer. But sweet…

  • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

    Now if we can just get some Playstation games that were developed in this millenium this news will be really exciting.

  • Nathan D.

    sweet! this will make working that much more difficult.

  • spazby

    definitely a productivity killer

  • Hall Lo

    This will definitely keep me waiting for new HTC phones o_o


    To bad i own nothing HTC. well My daughter now has a sensation since my lady upgraded to a sgs2. But I doubt it makes the cut

  • rijans

    @admin, Can you add a Share button for Facebook? Why I had to use a chrome extension to do that ?

  • Fuzzypaws

    Any kind of “gaming phone” needs to have physical controls, not just touchscreen. And hopefully Sony learns from its mistake with the last “Playstation phones” and lets them actually run the entire library of PSP and PS games this time.

  • aranea

    It think tablets will be big on this one. I wonder how long it’ll take companies to bring those little controllers that stick on the screen for these games.

  • jvictorc

    They need to bring back the kickstand. PSSuite + ICS means we can hook up our actual console controllers to play.

  • PapaLos

    I’m wondering if this has anything to do with Xbox having an official app for iOS. Maybe they chose sides? If so, I’m glad I’m on this side because I’ll pick Playstation 9 times out of 10.

    Can’t wait to hear of this develops and becomes true. Like out was said in am earlier comment, HTC is bringing it all to the table.

  • Deeds

    Hope this will come to older phones

  • josegb2011

    Uncharted anyone?