The video has been embedded at the end of this post, it clearly shows one lucky person playing Resident Evil 2 and Rage Racer on the device, I think you will agree that the slide-out controls look great and the graphics, frame-rates and load-times will undoubtedly combine the best of both worlds for a smartphone / handheld console hybrid.
When you slide-out the controls the Xperia Play looks very similar to the PSP Go, that said the Play features two touch sensitive analog pads and a touch screen display for when it is being used as a smartphone.
In the video it clearly shows that the software side of things is not yet finalized, you see a PlayStation emulator loading a ROM file, I would imagine that the finalized interface will be a lot more user-friendly.
The PlayStation Phone has still not been officially announced, therefore it could well be that the device seen in the video is just a concept which will never be released, I doubt this very much, however I do find it strange that no official announcement was made at CES 2011.
Engadget and Next-Gen both so that all of this leaked information pretty much guarantees that the PlayStation Phone is a done deal, therefore don’t be too surprised if it officially revealed by Sony at the Mobile World Congress 2011 (February 14th – 17th).
Will you be buying the Xperia Play?