Submitted by MattS 1050d ago | opinion piece

Does PlayStation Mobile have a chance at competing with Apple?

Digitally Downloaded writes: "Here we go. After running a trial with select developer partners, Sony has officially opened its PlayStation Mobile platform to, well, any developer who has $99." (iPad, iPhone, Mobile, PS Vita)

GamerCheese  +   1050d ago
Apple is a giant, but no one should underplay the power of Sony!
JoGam  +   1050d ago
Can't wait for them to add trophies. Which mean games will be link to psn.
joeorc  +   1050d ago
"Apple is a giant, but no one should underplay the power of Sony!"

100% exactly, and what is funny

I Read comments in that thread about how the xperia line is not that popular or is not doing very well!

if selling over 7.8 million xperia smartphones per sales quarter is not doing well, than D@mn what exactly would people say is doing well?

hell if that's the case than Microsoft in the mobile section must be doing Abysmal

strigoi814  +   1050d ago
well developers should give it a try..i think the more the better lolz
tubers  +   1050d ago
Just give it more time. Ofc, it does have a chance.. pretty slim though IMO.. if they meant a neck 2 neck status.
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psp2roundup  +   1050d ago
No, but its not there to compete with Apple, its there to provide a steady drip of extra games for the Vita while allowing Sony to creep into the Android market and courting newer developers to get them "on-board".
BattleAxe  +   1049d ago
Its there to compete with Apple, get over it.
XINTSUAI  +   1050d ago
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mcstorm  +   1050d ago
It can do just like live on Widows Phone but it will need time to get going and needs to be on Sony, HTC and Samsung devices to get a grip of the market.
Embeepee  +   1050d ago
Honestly? No.
MasterCornholio  +   1050d ago
PlayStation mobile spans Android devices and the Vita so it has a pretty good chance of being successful. But to beat the Apple store now that is something I don't see happening.

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beerkeg  +   1050d ago
Not a chance.
maniac76  +   1050d ago
Of course,all it has to do is move ova a few of its vita games,vita games on a sony pad would be mint,playn witha controller
jetpacksheep  +   1050d ago
I like how Playstation mobile games can take full advantage of the vita controls.
iNathan  +   1050d ago
Only WP and Android.
Flatbattery  +   1050d ago
If your preference is Ios, then no.
If your preference is Android, then yes.

The question is irrelevant, the competition is between Apple and Android.
seanpitt23  +   1050d ago
Well I would rather support Sony than apple any day
_DragonSlayer_  +   1050d ago
joeorc  +   1050d ago
and another thing, oh brother this ? again
have people just let this slip their d@mn mind..lol

PlayStation on iPhone?

What is potentially far more interesting (and wide-reaching) is the promise that we may see PlayStation Suite game downloads made available on Apple's iOS and PCs running Microsoft Windows, if recent comments from Sony boss Kaz Hirai are anything to go by.

"There are a variety of operating systems, but we're focusing first on Android," the Sony Computer Entertainment boss said in a conference this month, as Eurogamer reports.
"There's also Windows, iOS and so forth, but we don't have the resources to make it compatible with everything from the start."

"We're not ruling out PSS even on products like Sony Internet TV Powered by Google [Google TV] if adoption rate increases, or if it will help push adoption greatly. We have a completely open stance with carriers and handset makers."


straight from Kaz, this ? about

"Does PlayStation Mobile have a chance at competing with Apple?"

why would it matter to Sony is if the target is to be able to have as many mobile handsets be able to purchase and play games from playstation app's market of the playstation Platform that in its inception is already made to run on non Sony only hardware outright?. it is like Amazon market you can still put it on pretty much every android device it just more apk's to add to an already larger number of software applications you can already run anyway.
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