Channel 5

Sony PlayStation games on HTC phones and tablets this year

The Gadget Show  Wednesday 15 February 2012

Sony PlayStation games on HTC phones and tablets this year

Got a HTC smartphone? Love games? Good, as later this year a number of HTC smartphones will be PlayStation certified, paving the way for full PlayStation games to appear on your handset! So, along with the likes of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, HTC phones will be able to play back PlayStation classics such as Crash Bandicoot.

A source close to fellow gadget site Pocket-lint confirmed that HTC smartphones and tablets will eventually be able to play PlayStation certified games and other PSOne titles. Word is that an announcement confirming so will be made as early as later this month. Mobile World Congress at the end of the month sounds like the perfect venue to announce such plans.

PS Vita launch line-up confirmed, more great games on the way

Allowing PlayStation games to appear on non-Sony products might seem like madness, but there is plenty of method in it, as Sony aims to make inroads into a growing mobile scene, and expand the PlayStation brand.

At a time when cheap apps and games from the Apple App Store, Android Marketplace and Windows Marketplace dominate the mobile scene, having more engaging console quality games on HTC smartphones and tablets is not a bad idea, that can only raise the standards of what we expect from games on our mobile devices. Pocket-lint did ask HTC and PlayStation for comment, but the company declined to comment on “rumours or speculation”.

PlayStation games are already playable on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play phone, so it’s only natural that Sony wants to see the brand on more devices, and have more of a dominant presence in mobile gaming.

Speaking of which, don’t forget to check out our PS Vita review at the link below. The Sony handheld console arrives in stores on 22nd February, accompanied by some great launch titles.

Which PlayStation games would you like to see on your HTC phone?

PlayStation Vita review


Sony, PlayStation, HTC, gaming, smartphones

User comments (3)

Leave a comment

Oliver Swinburne

The final fantasy games!! Oh oh, and monster rancher!

Report as inappropriate

yeah but the xperia play will still be better with the game pad...

Report as inappropriate

This is already available using the 'fpse' android app. i've been playing many ps1 games for ages on my android phone, though many DO need proper analogue sticks for better control. most play very well though.

Report as inappropriate

Join Channel 5

Creating an account is free, will only take a few moments and will allow you to enjoy the full benefits of 5FWD and Channel 5:

  • Create lists of your most wanted and owned products
  • Leave article comments without having to re-enter your login details
  • Get updated with all the latest gadget and car news

Leave a comment

Please note that we will not expose your email, but we might use it to email you back. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.
* mandatory field

Jason Bradbury

Jason has been on The Gadget Show since day one. Before he joined us, he could be seen popping up on The Big Breakfast, hosting The Web Review for ...


Rachel Riley

Rachel made her television debut in 2009 when she took over from Carol Vorderman as the numbers expert on Countdown. Rachel studied maths at Oxford...


Jon Bentley

Jon Bentley returns as The Gadget Show’s chief gadget tester, completing the show’s strongest line up ever.


Ortis Deley

Ortis has been obsessed with all things gadget-esque since he was a kid as well as being a massive sci-fi movie fan, and describes being back in pr...


The Gadget Show tests the latest gadgets and technology and tells you, the viewers exactly what kit to buy. We also value your comments and feedback.

For Gadget Show website queries email the studio

For any other enquiries or complaints – email our customer services department