Sony just launched their brand new service called PlayStation Mobile where users can pick up games on select Android devices. Of course, Vita owners can also grab these titles on their portable gaming system. As of launch, there are around 20 paid titles available through PlayStation Mobile, and we assume that list of titles will grow substantially over time.
Currently individuals with an Xperia Play, Xperia Arc, Xperia S, Xperia Ion, Xperia Acro, Xperia Acro HD, Sony Tablet S, Sony Tablet P and HTC One X, One X+ (when it launches), One S, One V and PlayStation Vita can make use of this new gaming service. Once you purchase a game on PlayStation Mobile you can play it on up to three different devices. So if you own a compatible phone, tablet and a Vita, you will able good to go. The devices could expand in the future, but they will need PlayStation certified to play these games.
Users playing on an Android device will use an on-screen virtual DUALSHOCK controller to play the games. Obviously, Vita owners will use the Vita controls to play. Hopefully, Sony took the time to make the controls feel comfortable and refined on touch screen only devices.
The PlayStation Mobile service is only available in United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia as of this writing. If you are in one of these regions and have a supported device, you can install PlayStation Mobile on your device now. Hopefully, Sony expands the regions and supported devices in the coming months.