PlayStation Mobile, formerly known as PlayStation Suite, is a software framework for Android and PlayStation Vita enabling compatible games and apps to be run on PlayStation Certified devices. Only devices from manufacturers who participate in Sony's hardware certification program are supported.
The full program launched October 3, 2012, however it initially debuted in a different form in April 2011, providing a selection of emulated PSOne titles for the Xperia Play cellphone. After the full launch, the PSOne titles are no longer available for purchase.
PlayStation®Mobile Developer Program
On November 19, 2012, Sony launched the PlayStation Mobile (PSM) Developer Program, allowing anyone with a Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) account (in Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia) to register as a developer and download the PlayStation Mobile SDK and development assistant software for free. For $99 a year, developers can release as many games as they want for PlayStation Certified devices.
Discontinuation of Android support and Developer Program
In August 2014 Sony ended PlayStation mobile support for android. Applications released through the program for android remained available, but compatibility with anything beyond Android 4.4.3 was not guaranteed. This left PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV as the only officially supported platforms through the PlayStation Mobile platform.
In March 2015 Sony announced the discontinuation of the entire PlayStation mobile platform. May 31, 2015 is the final day developers can submit applications to the PSM platform, and July 15, 2015 will be the final day to submit updates to these applications. September 10, 2015 will mark the end of in-app purchases, and the PlayStation Mobile developer portal will shut down on November 30, 2015.
End users may continue to play previously purchased PSM applications, provided the applications follow particular procedures to allow this.
Some certified devices are compatible with the DualShock 3 controller. The controller can be paired with the phone or tablet and used to directly control games.
Sony, Sharp, HTC, Fujitsu, Wikipad, and Asus all participate in the PlayStation Certified program. These are the only supported devices at time of writing:
Sony Computer Entertainment
Sony Mobile Communications / Sony Ericsson
- Tablet P
- Tablet S
- Xperia A (SO-04E)
- Xperia acro HD IS12S/SO-03D
- Xperia acro IS11S/SO-02C
- Xperia acro S LT26w
- Xperia arc SO-01C
- Xperia AX SO-01E
- Xperia GX (SO-04D)
- Xperia ion (LT28at/LT28i/LT28h)
- Xperia L (C2104/C2105)
- Xperia M (C1904/C1905)
- Xperia M dual (C2004/C2005)
- Xperia NX (SO-02D)
- Xperia PLAY (R800i/R800a/R800at/R800x/SO-01D)
- Xperia S (LT26i)
- Xperia SL (LT26ii)
- Xperia SP (C5302/C5303/C5306)
- Xperia SX (SO-05D)
- Xperia T (LT30a/LT30p)
- Xperia TL (LT30at)
- Xperia TX (LT29i)
- Xperia UL (SOL22)
- Xperia V (LT25i)
- Xperia VL (SOL21)
- Xperia Z (C6602/C6603/C6606/SO-02E)
- Xperia Z Ultra (C6802/C6806/C6833)
- Xperia ZL (C6502/C6503/C6506)
- Xperia ZR (C5502/C5503)
- Xperia Tablet S
- Xperia Tablet Z (SO-03E/SGP311/SGP312/SGP321/SGP331)
- One X
- One S
- One V
- One XL
- Evo 4G LTE
- One X+
- AQUOS PHONE EX (SH-04E)
- AQUOS PHONE SERIE (ISW16SH/SHL21)
- AQUOS PHONE Xx SoftBank (106SH/203SH)
- AQUOS PHONE ZETA (SH-02E/SH-09D)
- PANTONE 6 SoftBank (200SH)
- AQUOS PAD (SHT21)