PlayStation One games arrive on Android Market, restricted to Xperia Play

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Last month, Sony Ericsson officially unveiled the Xperia Play, the first PlayStation Certified device. In anticipation of the Xperia Play launch, Sony has officially unleashed some PlayStation One games on the Android Market. They are available in English, Spanish, Italian, or German.

Currently, Sony has five PlayStation games available: Syphon Filter, Destruction Derby, MediEvil, Jumping Fish, and Cool Boarders 2. Available titles are listed for $6.38 each. More games for the device are expected to appear on the Android Market in the coming days and weeks, including at least two more PlayStation One games: Wild Arms and Rally Cross. The games are only officially supported on the Xperia Play (we expect this to be hacked sooner rather than later).

In portrait mode, the Android 2.3 (codenamed Gingerbread) device is your typical smartphone with a 5MP camera, a 4" capacitive multitouch screen (480 x 854 resolution), and social networking features. In landscape mode, the slide out keyboard reveals a digital D pad, two analogue touch pads, two shoulder buttons, and the four PlayStation icons (circle, cross, square, and triangle). The device is powered by a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, an Adreno 205 GPU, 512MB of RAM, and comes in either black or white. It has 400MB of internal storage space, which is expandable up to 32GB via the microSD slot (an 8GB memory card is included).

Sony Ericsson has yet to announce pricing and release date details, though we are expecting it on Verizon in the US.

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