Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY (Unlocked and SIM Free) Pre-Order £519.99 at

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY (Unlocked and SIM Free) Pre-Order £519.99 at

Found 22nd Feb 2011
This is the launch price for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, this has just been put on, and is Sim Free and Unlocked from any network. Now taking pre-orders this will be launched on the 28th of March 2011.

Spec Includes:

Operating system: Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Processor: 1 GHz Snapdragon
Memory card included: 8GB microSD
Memory card support: microSD, up to 32 GB
Phone memory: up to 400 MB
Screen: 4 inch 480 x 854 pixels (FWVGA) Capacitive Multi-touch
5.1 megapixel camera
Auto focus
Flash / Photo light
Geo tagging
Image stabiliser
Send to web
Touch focus
Video light
Video recording
Video blogging
3.5 mm audio jack
Bluetooth technology
DLNA Certified
Google Latitude
Google Location Service
Google Maps with Street View
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB Connector
Synchronisation via Facebook
Synchronisation via Google Sync
Google Services:
Android Market Client
Google Calendar
Google Gallery 3D
Google Latitude
Google Maps with Street View
Google Media Uploader
Google Music Player
Google Phone-top Search
Google Search widget
Google Sync
Google Talk
Google Voice Search
Set-up Wizard

Xperia PLAY delivers the smartphone functionality that the most serious power users could need, teamed with the immersive gaming experience that any gamer would want.

In portrait mode, the Android smartphone offers all the benefits that users have come to expect from Sony Ericsson's existing range of Xperia smartphones with best-in-class entertainment experiences, a great 5 megapixel camera, a brilliant 4" multi-touch screen and great social networking features.

However, slide out the gaming control and users enter a new world of immersive mobile gaming. The slide out game pad reveals a digital D pad, two analogue touch pads, two shoulder buttons and the four PlayStation icons: circle, cross, square and triangle. Qualcomm's optimized Snapdragon processor with a 1GHz CPU and embedded Adreno GPU graphics processor deliver silky smooth 60fps play-back 3D mobile gaming and Web browsing with minimal power consumption so Xperia PLAY users can enjoy long hours of battery life and game time.

In the Box
Xperia PLAY
Stereo portable handsfree
8GB microSD memory card
Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer
User documentation

P.S Free Delivery with Play
Community Updates


Wow £519 really!

I'm not gonna vote but this is ridiculous price for a mobile imo.
you could buy a PS3, huge TV and a land line for a year for that price!!

voted neither way.
Edited by: "monkeyman192" 22nd Feb 2011
Blimey!!!! That seems a ridiculous price to me, not voting either way though as someone may want to pay it.

I guess it is all relative when you look at other stuff on the market..
Brrrrrrrr.... Its cold here
All I'll say is desire hd - £400 tops...

I guess it is all relative when you look at other stuff on the market..

Yeah but a PSP is only £135 and a sim free HTC Wildfire is £200 so £520 still seems a lot of wonga!
There's NGP coming out with possible 3G (two models as one will have 3/4G and the other won't) so simply I'd rather get that since I'd rather have a kick-ass gaming system come crap phone rather than a good phone come crap gaming system. The problem I see is they are already announcing and emphasizing games on NGP but here they just mention it may be able to port PS1 games.
Yeah this isn't a patch (technology wise) on the NGP. If you want handheld gaming you would get the NGP and a cheaper phone. If you want to throw ya money away you'd buy this and have an average games and telephony device!
This time its not my fault !!!!!!
Edited by: "koalauk" 22nd Feb 2011
GeoHOT already planning of hacking this the day its released! In no time android phones with decent cpu and gpu will be able to match this what a waste of development !!!!!!!!!!
Sony, you are so good. Your NEX5 is the best thing ever. Your TVs are so good. Someone even said your PS3 is good (I use XBOX360 myself). Why oh why can't you get the PSP right ? The PSP 3000 was great. The PSP go was pants, this is good, but if you want to conquer the market, make this £199 ..... and quickly.

my 2 cents
I wouldn't trust the's prices on products which haven't been released yet. they had the SE X10 listed at £500 prior to its release as well.
I think the biggest thing this has in it's favour at the moment is that it is android and therefore emulator friendly there will only be a few psx and android games that have been adapted to play on this when it is released but for people with a little know how it will also be able to play every PSX, snes, megadrive and GBA game ever released, that for me makes it awfully tempting but not if they are expecting me to pay this price make it £300 and I'll probably bite (I think 199 is a tad unrealistic considering this is pretty similar in spec to a htc desire just with physical controls.)

I think this phone could really come into it's own if they time a price cut to coincide with the release of the playstation suite app but that sounds far too sensible for it to be a sony policy (please sony prove me wrong).
This phone looks amazing.

All those emulators just ready to be played!

No need for a hack, it's Android.

The vids on youtube of N64 on it etc are great.

I don't care if it isn't as powerful as the NGP - when I go out, I can only realistically carry 1 device. It has to be a phone. If this is a phone, a games machine and a portable emulator all in one then I am sold. Well, not until it's half this price but I will get one eventually!
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