Sony strongly denies possibility of PSP phone

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has shot down the rumour that it is working with Sony Ericsson on a PlayStation-related mobile phone.

An SCEE spokesperson told MCV:

“We can categorically state that we are not currently working with Sony Ericsson on any form of PlayStation phone.

“We feel that [SCE co-chief operating officer] Jim Ryan has been misquoted [in saying the idea is “definitely plausible”].

"We’ve already lodged a complaint with the publication that ran these quotes.

“We hold constant dialogue with Sony partners – Sony Pictures, the hardware team and Sony Ericsson – but there are no collaborations happening between us on a PSP or PlayStation phone. That’s totally untrue – and goes for now and the foreseeable future.”

The rumour gathered pace after Ryan reportedly told The Economic Times:

“Convergence with the two arms working together is definitely plausible. It is hugely intellectually seductive to have a console oriented phone.

“While the Cybershot and Walkman are better selling brands from the Sony fold, Sony Ericsson and PlayStation would make a strong success story for Sony.”


Tags: Sony , PlayStation , psp

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