Sony Ericsson rekindles PSP phone rumours

Gaming on a mobile – that slippery soap bar no one’s really grasped properly. Ideally, what we’d like to see is our favourite PlaySt

Gaming on a mobile – that slippery soap bar no one’s really grasped properly. Ideally, what we’d like to see is our favourite PlayStation games on a mobile.

Well, that’s just what one Sony executive thinks too. Talking to The Economic Times in India, Sony Computer Entertainment co-chief operating officer Jim Ryan said ‘Convergence with [Sony Ericsson and PlayStation] working together is definitely plausible.”

What with Sony Ericsson working its magic on the successful Walkman brand, and the Bravia brand overseas, a PSP phone seems as inevitable as tomorrow.

Though Ryan’s comments are hardly a commitment it’s still darn tootin’ promising, to say the least. We presume a PSP phone would play some excellent titles, and be a gaming phone that stands out from the others. Or ‘other’, ie Nokia’s N-Gage range.

Ryan supposes the device would be a PSP with a built in phone function, rather than the other way round, as a mobile’s buttons and screen would make gaming a bit rubbish.  

Of course, don’t confuse this with the PSP’s VoIP capabilities we mentioned earlier this year.

But rather than dismissing Sony’s attempts at a PSP phone as futile, considering mobile gaming has taken off like a balloon tied to the ground, it’s worth remembering Sony was the one who reinvented console gaming back in 90s. Can it happen again?

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