All Japan newsese technology maker Sony announced it would launch a series of “PlayStation-like” videogames for the mobile phones in October. The analysts say that Sony is feeling the pressure from the popularity of simple, inexpensive and easy-to-play games like those that can be played on Apple’s iPhone and other smartphones.
Sony has partnered with Sharp and Fujitsu, All Japan news’s two largest phone makers, which secured the right to license the PlayStation Mobile platform. In the future, users of Android phones will be able to download games from the new service to Sharp and Fujitsu smartphones.
The announcement was made just before the beginning of the Tokyo Game Show, one of the world’s top gaming industry events. The exhibition kicked off Thursday in Chiba Prefecture, with developers unveiling an increased number of titles for smart phones, at a time when sales of console games are slowing, Kyodo reports.
During the four-day video game software and hardware expo at the Makuhari Messe convention center near Tokyo, 209 companies from around the world showcased a record 1,043 titles, according to the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association.