Stuffing an electronic device in your pocket simply isn't worth enduring the oddly shaped bulge if it can't play some decent games
, right? Sony Ericsson seemingly agrees in an interview with Pocket Gamer
, with the phone company's Peter Ahnegard (touché!
) discussing the possibility
of releasing a PlayStation-branded phone. Ahnegard explains that sticking the PlayStation name on a phone is easier said than done, as consumers have certain expectations from such a prominent label.
"We're not launching a brand of handset simply because we can, but because we can lead up to the expectations of the consumer," he said. "Up until today we haven't felt we could launch a PlayStation phone because it wouldn't be recognised as a true continuation of that brand of products." When further prodded, Ahnegard admits that a PlayStation phone is "obviously something that we're looking at" and expects it to materialize in some form before Christmas... "but exactly which Christmas I can't confirm!" Well, that narrows it down.