Aside from the announcement of NGP, there was a surprise from Sony’s far-reaching press conference last week, and that was the PlayStation Suite for the Android platform. Sony obviously saw the success of PSX4Droid, an emulator at the top of the sales charts on the Marketplace, and they’ve decided to tackle it on their own. They’ll be releasing PS1 titles for digital download across all Android phones, and then expand onto Android tablets.
The company is also looking into other platforms, one of them not surprisingly iOS. PlayStation titles on the iPhone? Gold mine. What may be surprising is that Kaz Hirai has a goal of reproducing the service via Google TV if it proves to be successful, and… Windows Phone 7.
Yes, Sony want a piece of Microsoft’s mobile strategy, and while technically not unheard of (let’s face it, Windows is on Sony PC’s, right?), gaming is usually where a strong divide is found. Playing any PS titles, regardless of the generation, on a Microsoft platform, is something to look forward too.