Facebook Phone Could Join These 8 Flops

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Experia PLAY

XperiaPlay Facebook Phone Could Join These 8 Flops

It might not have the PlayStation logo, but there’s no mistaking that D-pad.

Companies continue to try to mash serious console gaming with mobile phones.

Sony Ericsson launched the Experia PLAY (once rumored to be branded as a PlayStation phone) in March 2011. The Android-powered smartphone has a clunky form but sports the necessary buttons to play PSP titles and can download the games for less than comparable discs sold in stores — thus bringing the Experia PLAY in direct competition with Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) own PlayStation Portable and Go game systems rather than the casual-game-friendly iPhone.


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