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Rumor: HTC Devices To Get Playstation Certification This Year, As Early As Mobile World Congress

The hotly anticipated PS Vita will be on sale tomorrow but rumor has it if you have an HTC device you might just get the next best thing. Apparently, HTC is set to be the first company besides Sony themselves to get their phones Playstation-certified. This certification means that the chose devices will get access to the Playstation store and some PSOne games that you could then turn around and play on your phone. Crash Bandicoot anyone?

Playstation admits that companies have been slow to jump on, but maybe that’s because they saw how well the Xperia Play did. When can we expect the certification on our devices? Well the rumor has it sometime in the second half of this year, but Mobile World Congress is at the end of this month and if HTC is looking to make a splash do not put it past them. Which PSOne game do you most want to play on your phone?

Via: Pocket-lint

  • Tcinfantino

    I loved playing Final Fantasy Tactics on the PS1.  Will be awesome to play on my Rezound.

  • METAL GEAR! *in my Solid Snake voice*

  • Sith77

    How about some ICS that we were promised first

  • chad

    any resident evil titles 😉

  • Thats an insult to photoshop 3g onto that screen smh..

  • my buddy's mother-in-law makes $79/hour on the internet. She has been out of a job for 7 months but last month her paycheck was $7321 just working on the internet for a few hours. Go to this web site and read more LazyCash4.com

    • ddevito

      does she own a PS3?

  • Jer85008

    Wouldn’t mind some old-school Tomb Radier on my Rezound…..

  • RezCommando

    Twisted Metal 2

    done and done

  • Nick

    Twisted Metal!!!

  • Edwin M

    I want to play MGS on my phone. I’ll bluetooth a ps controller to my phone just for that.

  • Nick S

    OG Tomb Raider, Tenchu Stealth Assassins, FF Tactics … just to name a few of my old favorites.

  • Anonymous

    I already play PS1 games on my phone…. and I would never go back to using a under powered Qualcomm device.

    • Josh Groff

      FPSe 😉 nuff said.

  • Anonymous

    Driver.  Please give me Driver for my Rezound.

  • Anonymous

    Resident Evil

  • Shane_cone

    Jet moto

  • I love you HTC.  You make the most thoughtful devices that are aesthetically pleasing to look at, a pleasure to hold in the hand, and now will be a gaming powerhouse.  Even if Sense isn’t the fastest, it’s still the sexiest overlay of Android.

  • Maybe it’s just me but I feel it’s still too much of a pain to play these types of games on a touch device.  =

    • Josh Groff

      Sixaxis pair tool. 😉

  • Balls

    the xperia play had so much potential, but 3g, single core and a low res screen really killed it for me when looking at phones of the same generation which just blew it away =/

  • DeAnna

    Any and all Crash games.  And Jet Moto! 

  • Aoholmes95

    Mortal kombat!!!!

    • Kniceguy

      If only to hear “finish him!”

  • Crash Team Racing, hands down…and make it like words with friends where we can play with anyone

  • Nick

    Spyro. Lots and lots of Spyro. Oh, and some GT2

    • DeAnna

      Oh I forgot about Spyro too!  🙂 

  • Anonymous

    One day, I’ll actually have the time to play games on my phone. 🙁

  • Zach

    Just get a PlayStation Vita, I am 🙂

  • If they chose the form factor of the PSP Go it would have been more successful. At the same time, though, if I’m going to own a slider, it better have a full keyboard. I use my phone first and foremost as a communications device and text more than anything else with it. Why sacrifice the most used part of the phone just to play a game occasionally? There are so many games in the Android market that are meant for the mobile touchscreen form factor that I’m not sweating over not being able to play my PS One games on it. Still, bravo to Sony for expanding their market.

  • Mack

    Definitely Crash Bandicoot. 

    On a side note, not exactly PlayStation stuff but I love being able to play n64 games on my phone every now and then. (mostly goldeneye and zelda)

  • JDub

    I’m going to need it up and say any of the Final Fantasy title for the psx. 7-9. Xenogears would also be a good one.

    • JDub

      Was suppose to say nerd not need.

  • ddevito

    Sorry, I waited for the XBox. Never owned a PlayStation – I hear I missed out.

    • ReturnofMctypething

      u mad about that bro?

    • Nick

      You missed out big time. The PS1 is still one of the best game consoles of all time.

    • Josh Groff

      Big time, I’ve had all iterations of both, Sony’s where it’s at.

    • Mike

       I’m not sure you really MISSED OUT… It’s more of a fond memory. 80’s kids saw gaming go from Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt to Resident Evil, Ridge Racer, FFVII, Wipeout, Tekken, ect. Playstation was by far the largest jump in graphics development with full software support. I can remember seeing it for the first time… Blew my Genesis out of the water! LOL!

  • tiptoptommy


  • If my mytouch 4g slide can support the games I’ll for sure be buying some Crash Bandicoot titles. 

    • Josh Groff

      Buy FPSe, head over to roms4droid.com. Problem solved 🙂

  • Schwannyt

    Puzzle fighter would be sweet.  Especially if you could do wireless multiplayer

  • Travisjshepherd

    definitely Final Fantasy VII!

    • Anonymous

      I saw this one coming a mile away, you kids and your FF7 😛

      • That, and you can play this now. The PS One emulators run smooth as butter on any current device that would handle the Playstation Market.

        • Josh Groff

          Native play would be smoother and with less sound glitches than emulation.

    • Michael Forte

      FPse FTW!

    • SBMom

      So now I’ve got to go through the whole process of breeding a gold chocobo so I can get that Knights of he Round materia on yet another gaming device…Oddly enough, I’m really looking forward to doing that!

  • metal gear solid. syphon filter. maybe a little og gran turismo.

    • Anonymous

      Ooh I could go for some metal gear.

      • Schwannyt


    • Anonymous

      gran turismo would be awsome

  • David Hayden

    I could go for some Crash on my Rezound.

    • Mkyj99

      I don’t want to hear the word “crash” and “rezound” in the same sentence…Lolol.. My rezound stays stuck in some sort of reboot loop when the batter dies.. I’m on my 3rd rezound. HTC needs to solve these reboot issues before jumping into another joint venture!

      • Anonymous

        That’s what happens when you buy a skinned device. Why won’t these companies just make the phones, and leave the software to Google?

      • Have you checked to see if you’re running into the WCDMA/CDMA radio bug? A new phone won’t eliminate the problem since it’s a result of the hardware itself but it’s pretty easy to resolve and requires no special tools or software. I had that happen to me after leaving my phone in power save mode for an extended period, but once I read about the bug it took all of 5 minutes to get it back to normal.

        I agree HTC needs to fix the bug, but it’s one of those mixed blessings (side effect of having a WCDMA -capable radio in a non-WCDMA area) and rarely occurs unless you let your battery die frequently or leave the phone in power save mode for long periods. I’m pretty sure they’re working on a long-term fix for it but VZW doesn’t seem to want to admit the WCDMA capabilities, so any fix will likely be a stealth one.

      • AlexC

        @838bde6140c8fa4cd3bded42bdfd6371:disqus – Not sure if it applies to you but a Rootzwiki post described the dead battery boot loop problem as Clockwork bug and switching to Amon Ra solved it.

        • Tcinfantino

          I can attest to the accuracy of this, when I first rooted I used a Clockwork recovery, had this problem and I had problems flashing ROMs or doing anything with Fastboot.  Once I switched to the Amon Ra recovery, all problems solved