Sony to work with HTC for the first non-Sony gaming platform
At the E3 2012 in LA on Monday, Sony revealed that is going to change the name of the PS Suite to PS Mobile.
Sony first revealed their plans for an Android game store in January 2012.
The company said that they are bringing the PS experience to Android smartphones and tablets in a new major way, as there are many PlayStation Certified smartphones coming to the marketplace this year.
HTC is announced to be the first non-Sony partner for the PS platform. HTC had a major success with Android, but in the recent months their profits have fallen to 70% in Q1 2012 because of the competition with iPhone 4S.
Lately, HTC had experienced some shipping delays of their handsets to the US, a marketplace that is making more than half of company's incomes.
With the PS Mobile platform, Sony takes a new direction to strengthen its mobile gaming presence.
For many years, Sony was holding a very large piece of the gaming industry's income, but the growing popularity of tablet and smartphone gaming quickly eroded that share.
Sony fought back and released of the PS Vita in 2011, but the device was not that successful, as expected.
As of March 2012, Sony has sold 1.8 million Vitas and it is forecasted to sell another 16 million including the PSP until March 2013.