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Android PlayStation games selling poorly

Android PlayStation games selling poorly

Sales for the initial batch of PlayStation certified games on the Android Market have been slow, leaked data reveals.

According to PlayStation Lifestyle, sales of the Android phone versions of Cool Boarders 2, Destruction Derby and Jumping Flash are between 50 to 1,000.

Even titles expected to generate a glow of warm nostalgia from superannuated gamers aren’t doing the business, with Medievel and Syphon Filter racking up around 100 and 500 downloads each.

However, before getting too doomy about the paltry numbers, it’s worth noting that currently the only handset that supports the titles is the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, which has been beset by supply problems since it landed last month.

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That means that the sales could improve dramatically when users with other phones running Android 2.3 or above are allowed to get on board later this year.

For it’s part, Sony Ericsson claims that it’s pleased with the games’ sales performance which it claims are within its expectations.

Dominic Neil-Dwyer, Head of Market Development at Sony Ericsson, said: “There's no concerns, it's a revolutionary device, it's shaking up the market, we're very pleased with it.

"In terms of getting the PlayStation Certified program out, generally, we're very happy. I think we'll make a full assessment of if it has achieved our expectations fully, further down the line, so we're very happy."

One other factor likely to have influenced sales is the fact that prior to the launch of the very official PlayStation Certified programme, users were able to grab homebrew PSOne emulators offering the ability to relive a host of titles from console gaming’s past for free.

Source:

PlayStation Lifestyle

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