Expansion into the mobile space hasn’t been the easiest of tasks undertaken by Sony; the publisher’s experimental smart phone, the Xperia Play, has become little more than a novelty since its launch last April. No matter the dullness of the thud made by the device upon its release, the PlayStation Mobile concept that powered it will continue to live on in other hardware as it was announced at Gamescon that Wikipad will begin carrying the service and its unique brand of software.
By passing the PlayStation Certified License Program, Wikipad, a tablet ideal for portable-console experiences due to an included controller peripheral, has earned the right to carry games published on PlayStation Mobile by both first and third-party studios. James Bower, the CEO behind the tablet, stated in a press release that accompanied this announcement the value of his product and its partnership with Sony.
Wikipad is the first true video game tablet built with an attachable gamepad controller that enables a mobile console experience. As we head into our upcoming launch we are partnering with the industry’s leading players. PlayStation’s commitment to delivering innovative entertainment experiences that captivate gamers is unparalleled and we are thrilled to partner with them…”
The Wikipad will launch with its controller, 10.1″ screen, lightweight form, Nvidia quad-core processor, and an optional 3G antenna at a date soon to be announced.