14th November, 2012 by adina
Sony Xperia S has now its PlayStation Store gone live. Although it launched as a PlayStation Certified Device, the Xperia S started shipping before having the associate store active, and left users without having access to PlayStation games. It is now possible for users to access fourteen original 32-bit classic PS One games, including Kula World, Twisted Metal/em>, Rayman and Driver, but two other titles are reserved for the Xperia Play exclusively.
In order to get the PlayStation functionality, users have to enable non-Market applications using Settings->Applications and then click on “Let’s start PS store” in the applications tray. After that, users need to log in to any existing Sony Entertainment Network (PlayStation Network) account, or to create a new one.
Thanks to all Sony’s 2012 smartphones having PlayStation Store certification, the market for applications is supposed to expand over the next twelve months. The Xperia ion, U or P, and the new Xperia sola as well, are all certified for the PlayStation Store. However, unlike the Xperia Play or the PS Vita, users can interact with the games by means of on-screen virtual game pads.