PSOne games begin appearing on Android Market

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    As both Europe and North America count down the (still unknown) days until the launch of Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play smart phone, PSOne games compatible with the "PlayStation Phone" have started popping up on the Android Market. Five games, in fact, including Cool Boarders 2, Destruction Derby, Jumping Flash, MediEvil 2 and Syphon Filter. That's right -- the Play is ready to, er, play like it's circa 1995-97.

    All of the games are selling for $6.41 ($6) -- the same going price as on PSN. MediEvil 2 and Syphon Filter are available in five languages (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish) while the rest are English-only releases. They're also all (predictably) platform-locked to the Xperia Play (Sony Ericsson R800i). All this one day after Google removed the PSOne emulator, PSX4Droid, attributing the action to a Content Policy violation.[/p]
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    definitely didn't see that one coming
     
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    How many more devices do I need to be able to play PSX games on at this point?

    In all seriousness, no surprise here. Of course Sony is going to protect their sales and boost them in anyway possible.
     
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    You can still get FPse on the market for (most i guess) Android phones. It was better than PSX4Droid anyways. [​IMG]
     
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    but it didn't work on as many games IIRC
     
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    I find it amusing that there's not much Sony can do other than complain to Google when it comes to PSX emulation on Android devices. For anyone who already owns the games they want to play, it'd be very hard for Sony to come up with a decent lawsuit against people who'd rather use emulators than purchase the games again, especially if the games can only be played on certain Sony devices.
     
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    I give it a week before someone over at xda gets it on the other phones.....then I give it another day till its implemented into cyanogenmod
     
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    They'd better. As amped as I was for the Xperia Play, but if it doesn't come to AT&T soon, I'm gonna say fuck it and get an Atrix.
     
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    Really all depends on what it's using to check what phone you're running it on. Given all the talk Sony was doing about the PlayStation Suite, I doubt it's going to stay Xperia Play exclusive, and probably checks for some software build on the phone, or something. Hell if I know, but I wouldn't worry too much about it.
     
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    it's not like it requires some hacking, just download the .apk from some random site and sideload it, *tada*
     

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