Sony Announces ‘Playstation Suite’ — an Android App

Sony used its Playstation Meeting in Tokyo today to announce…an Android app.

In addition to talking about the NGP (Next Generation Portable), Sony is looking to launch cross-platform gaming to Android devices in the form of Playstation Suite, a service that basically sounds like an Android app that will allow players to download games, both made specifically for Playstation Suite, and converted from first-generation Playstation games.

The Next Generation Portable, which is basically Sony’s new PSP, will also carry Playstation Suite, which will allow players on mobile phones to compete with gamers on NGP. The app contains the Playstation Store and seems to be geared to include other support, as well.

Sony is also rolling out “Playstation Certified,” which basically sounds like it’ll be a screening process to ensure that games made for Playstation Suite don’t suck (as well keep games from doing anything Sony doesn’t like). That could be a huge function in screening out bad, broken or rip-off games — a problem that inundates Apple’s iTunes App Store as well as Google’s Android Marketplace.

Harai said the app and the content would be available later this year, but we don’t have a price point for it yet.

(Thanks to Kotaku for that image.)

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