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Submitted by HyperBear 561d ago | news

Can DualShock 3 support in Xperia phones help boost up PlayStation Mobile?

Sony wants to compete in the mobile gaming world right alongside Apple and others, as it continues to push for a third front in its video game business. In 2012, Sony launched PlayStation Mobile, a new service that attempts to cross the PS Vita, its Xperia smartphones, and other Android mobile devices made by ASUS, HTC and others. Sony extended a hand to indie developers to bring them on board, but to date, PlayStation Mobile has remained a low priority for the company.

Sony made one significant change to its mobile gaming operations on Wednesday. As noted by the Xperia Blog, the new Xperia SP smartphone will actually let users play games using the PlayStation 3’s DualShock 3 controller in addition to the device’s touch screen. That means that an indie developers that want to include traditional control mechanisms in their PlayStation Mobile devices can do so. There may even be an opportunity for Cross Play functionality for PS Mobile games between Xperia and the PlayStation 3 it... (Android, Mobile, PlayStation Mobile, Sony, Tech)

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iGAM3R-VIII  +   561d ago
IMO, yes it can, also when the PS4 comes out I am sure that the social aspects could tie into the PS mobile platforms
All they need is gaikai and a phone/projector with ds4 support.
Then play on a wall.
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PiperMCFierceson  +   561d ago
Idk why they haven't done this a long time ago I've been using my dual shock with my phone.
0pie  +   561d ago
i dont have this option with my xperia zl :(
Ddouble  +   561d ago
Should be coming soon to Z and ZL according to the Xperia Blog. Probably with the 4.2.2 update I hope
Neko_Mega  +   561d ago
I don't see the point and I don't see this being the thing to help with sales. Sony's Xperia ZL and Z are both awesome phones that can sale themselfs.
GribbleGrunger  +   561d ago
LOL. I don't think you quite understand the business model. These services are NOT to help sell the more phones, the phones are there to sell these services. I'm sure you're not alone in that opinion though. I know of many people who actually believe games are there to sell consoles ... *even now I hear the rumbling of confusion*
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nitrogav  +   561d ago
Is this a wired or bluetooth connection ?

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