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
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.”