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Xperia Play hits Indian stores

Sony Ericsson's much talked about Playstation phone, 'Xperia Play' has finally arrived at stores near you even though official launch is yet to happen.

Sony Ericsson’s much talked about PlayStation phone, now christened as Xperia Play, has started to reach the stores in India, and is already available in some select stores.

Xperia play, which is a combination of an Android 2.4 Gingerbread based Xperia phone and Sony’s handheld gaming device ‘PlayStation’, will be available for around Rs 35,000.
“The Xperia play is already available in select stores. It will be available across the country after the official launch this week,” a Sony Ericsson spokesperson said.

The phone sports a four inch capacitive touch screen, full PSP game controls, five megapixel camera with an LED flash, a front facing camera for video chat and Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon processor. Besides it has a dedicated Adreno 205 graphics processing unit and a mighty 1 GB RAM.

Being a gaming phone, it has a collection of more than 60 games from the industry’s biggest content providers including Sony Computer Entertainment, Gameloft, Electronic Arts and Glu Mobile. Popular games in this device include top franchises Assassins Creed, Need for Speed and The Sims.

Company has partnered with over 20 publishers to ensure a steady flow of new games.

Some of the games available include:

Asphalt 6: The latest instalment of one of the leading and top-selling racing games will be available for free exclusively on Xperia Play.

Assassins Creed Altair’s Chronicles HD: One of the most popular gaming franchises, with action, puzzles and stealth gameplay set in the Middle East of the Crusades.

Need for Speed: Grab the wheel of the fastest, hottest, and most powerful cars in the world. One of the most successful video game franchises of all times.

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: The latest instalment in this key franchise. Special Forces operative and renegade Sam Fisher returns to fight a corrupt secret agency.

Dungeon Defenders Second Wave: Stunning graphics, intense gameplay and exclusive on Xperia PLAY.

Gun Bros: Choose your weapon and join the ‘Freakishly Rugged’ action heroes Percy and Francis Gun as they take on a terrifying menagerie of alien beings.

Galaxy on Fire 2: Escape into space with hours of deep gameplay and mind blowing graphics in this space exploration game.

Guns ‘n’ Glory: You lead a gang of bandits in this popular and award-winning casual tower defence game with a hilarious western theme.

Worms: Send your worm platoons into battle in this award-winning turn-based strategy game.

Backstab: An epic third person pirate adventure that incorporates intense sword fights and other dynamic combat modes. Launching on April 14th exclusively on Xperia PLAY.

N.O.V.A.2: This game has awesome graphics and is an intense multiplayer gameplay. It makes its Android debut exclusively on Xperia Play.

The games are downloadable via the “Xperia Play launcher”, an application that is activated by sliding open the gamepad. The “Xperia Play launcher” recommends games and enables consumers to search for top titles optimised for Xperia Play on Android market.

There is also a range of PlayStation original games available at launch which we have already talked about here

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