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HTC may be first after Sony with PlayStation certified badge

updated 10:30 am EST, Tue February 14, 2012

HTC said aiming for PlayStation Cert in 2012

HTC might be the first company outside of Sony itself to get its devices PlayStation certified. A rumor from Pocket-lint sources had them being cleared to use PS1 and PlayStation Suite-specific games sometime this year. The approval would come in the second half of the year, likely ruling out a Mobile World Congress mention in two weeks' time.

The label means that an Android device is fast enough and otherwise equipped to play the primarily 3D games from Sony's catalog. It originally was limited to the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and its hardware controls, but it eventually expanded to the Tablet S and other touchscreen-only devices that would use a virtual controller map instead.

Neither HTC nor Sony has confirmed any plans. HTC has been active in pushing gaming through its OnLive support, but it hasn't otherwise gone to any extra effort to support games beyond other Android builders. PlayStation hooks would give it an edge in content and an alternative to Sony for those who like the games but not necessarily the hardware.

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