Since the first announcement of the Xperia Play (otherwise known as the “PlayStation Phone) reviews and our general view of the game was a bit rocky as best and felt almost unneeded and apparently, consumers feel the same way.
Sony Ericsson’s head of market development Dominic Neil-Dwyer reported, one of the bestselling PlayStation game on the Xperia Play is Destruction Derby which sold between 500-1,000 downloads. Other games mentioned by Dominic were Syphon Filter which sold 100-500 copies, MediEvil (100-500), Cool Boarders 2 (100-500) and Jumping Flash (50-100) yes a game that sold less then 100 copies is in the bestsellers list!
“I think there’s also an awareness thing for people that are getting their hands on the device and where they are choosing to purchase games. There’s only a few, at the minute, PlayStation One titles there, and there’s more coming on a regular basis, and there’s the whole PlayStation as a content provider exclusive to the device, the story about that, that will emerge and people will see,” Neil-Dwyer argued.
“So, there’s no concerns, it’s a revolutionary device, it’s shaking up the market, we’re very pleased with it. In terms of getting the PlayStation Certified program out, generally, we’re very happy. I think we’ll make a full assessment of if it has achieved our expectations fully, further down the line, so we’re very happy”
“We know there’s a lot more to come that we’re not, obviously, releasing yet. We’re releasing as we go, rather than telling everyone the full story, and I think everyone appreciates that you have a good line-up at the start of selling a device, because it is a smartphone and it has a good line-up – and that line-up will grow – and the feedback we got on that line-up is that it is a good line-up, so we’re very happy where we are,” he added.
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