Yesterday Sony made the massive announcement that they would bring PlayStation Games to ‘Certified’ Android Devices. They specifically said they would test each device that applied to become ‘PlayStation Certified’, to ensure it would play any games without hindering the user’s experience, and if it passed the manufacturer would then pay Sony to allow them to use the PlayStation Suite, so that’s all straightforward. Then I noticed that in different photos of the leaked Xperia Play that a PlayStation-esque logo pops up on the lower left-hand side of the controls.
I could be looking too far into this, but I’m thinking that every phone Sony considers ‘Certified’ will have to be branded with this logo to show its authenticity. While this is no problem to Sony Ericsson on the Xperia Play, as they are a part of Sony, it may make other manufacturers think twice before having their devices branded with someone else’s logo somewhere on their device. But then again, if PlayStation Suite proves itself successful and there’s money there to be made, manufacturers could care less about a logo. Interesting nevertheless. Hit the break to see an early photo of the Xperia Play without the logo.