Oct 03 AT 10:08 AM Taylor Wimberly 15 Comments

PlayStation Mobile goes live today for certified devices


Today Sony announced that their PlayStation Mobile store is rolling out to select devices, but it appears most of you will not be able to access it quite yet. For those that do receive the PSM store, they will now be able to purchase around 20 games with prices ranging from free to $7.49.

At today’s launch, the service will be available in nine countries including Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia, with more to follow.

PlayStation Certified devices include the newly released Sony Tablet S and Tablet P, PlayStation Vita, plus a long list of Xperia devices. The HTC One series will eventually be supported, but details will be announced later on. A full list of PlayStation Certified devices can be found on Sony’s site.

All PlayStation Mobile games will support the on-screen virtual DUALSHOCK controller, ensuring a unique experience across all of PlayStation certified mobile devices. And if you’re using a PS Vita or Xperia PLAY device, you’ll also be able to play with traditional button controls.

If you own a PlayStation Certified device that already includes the PlayStation Store, it should be automatically upgraded to the PlayStation Mobile store starting today. Others might have to manually install it.

A selection of some of the PlayStation Mobile games.

Sony reports that after you have purchased a PlayStation Mobile game, you can play it on up to three different devices. It doesn’t look like any of the launch titles are that great, but new games will be released every Wednesday. Head over to PocketGamer UK for first impressions of the launch titles.

We don’t have any PlayStation Certified devices on hand, so we have yet to spend quality time with it. Hopefully it will be available on the HTC One X soon and then we can take it for a spin.

If you are lucky enough to gain access to the PlayStation Mobile store, let us know what you think of the service in the comments below.

Via: PlayStation Blog

Source: PlayStation Mobile

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  • uzunoff

    I installed the client on my GNEX, but it errors out when I opened it.
    Which is to be expected.

    I am curious to see how long will it take for the guys at XDA developers to have it running on devices that are not on the approved list.

  • Shawn Flanagan

    Should that say “now”, instead of “not”?

    “For those that do receive the PSM store, they will not be able to purchase…”

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Fixed :)

  • Max.Steel

    Something is wrong with this sentence structure: For those that do receive the PSM store, they will not be able to purchase around 20 games with prices ranging from free to $7.49.

  • CrCross

    We waited all this time for this? Very disappointing… I somehow feel that they would have been better off just making ports of ps1 classics with touchscreen support. But that is just my opinion.

    • Osc

      Your better off downloading an emulator from the app store and adding your own roms. All this time for this crap!

      • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

        Yes, because when something is inconvenient, just pirate it instead.

  • Alex

    super crate box on my xperia play? yes please

  • pjamies

    Now if only Samsung will join in .. I will be happy
    Samsung Note with 5’3inch screen would be perfect for
    a mobile gaming platform ..

  • Nathan D.

    that cool, I kinda what to see this for myself. To bad I don’t have a certified PSN device to play some of these games. Is this working for anyone yet? Are the games any good?

  • Danny

    I wonder if something similar is going to come out with xbox. for windows phone for instance


  • MoSDeeb

    Nott sure if the Nexus line will be included, but it would be great to get metal gear solid on the nexus 7 without an emulator.

  • uknowme

    Installed it on my Evo LTE. Get an error. I’ll just hold onto the app until it gets going.

  • Osc

    I own the sony tablet s and have been trying to download this APK every which way i can to no avail. I have clicked update through the PS store on my tablet, downloaded from the PSM website and even downloaded from my mac and attempted to copy to my tablet and it still doesn’t work! Thank you Sony for your great support! Also went into my Vita to see what was new…. now i am not in much of a hurry… Sony you SUCK!

  • Mark

    Have to be rooted to run on non supported devices. Android police have a flashable zip if you are rooted and wish to try