The Xperia Play is no doubt one of the most hyped Android devices so far this year and it’ll start shipping from Optus on May 19th, but that’s ages away! So Sony Ericsson have set up four Xperia Plays at the brand new JB Hi-Fi store at Level 6, Westfield Pitt St Shopping Centre in the Sydney CBD, to make sure you can get to try before you buy (and read our review), or if you’ve already pre-ordered one you can go Play (see what I did there?) with one in the meantime. If you go check them out, or already have played with one, let us know what you think in the comments.

Source: Sony Ericsson Aus - FB Page.
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So I’ve gone to the store and played FIFA with one of these – it’s surprisingly decent. It feels lighter than it looks, the controls were rather decent but I found them a bit mushy; still a lot better than a touchscreen control for serious gaming. Running Android 2.3.2. The rest of the phone felt a bit slow though. I’d expected the screen to be more touch responsive and scrolling to be smoother. Then again, I have an LG Optimus 2X in my hands now which isn’t the fairest comparison. 😉 One more thing: the JB Hifi store in Westfield… Read more »

Ben Carragher

Wait there’s another JB Hifi? *blink*


🙁 I’m working at one of the other JB Hifi stores in the city. I might have to pop in before or after work.


how long will these be available for? sadly, working in a supermarket, i’m working 10 hours shifts for the next few days, and wouldn’t be able to get there until tuesday next week 🙁

Buzz Moody

SE haven’t said, I would imagine a week or so.