It's taken awhile, but yesterday Sony finally launched PlayStation Mobile for the Vita and other PlayStation-Certified devices.
Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Jack Buser, Sony's Senior Director for PlayStation Digital Platforms, described PlayStation Mobile as a "platform for tablets and smartphones that offers PlayStation-like experiences on a number of different mobile devices". It's currently available via the PlayStation Store for Vita users, while anyone using an Android device -- a category that includes Sony's gaming phone, the Xperia Play, as well as 24 other phones and tablets -- will need to download and install the software separately, before hey get access to any of the 16 launch titles.
Game prices on PlayStation Mobile will range from $2 to $20. According to the company's European Blog, new games will be added every Wednesday.
The service -- which was first announced as PlayStation Suite at the January 2011 press conference in which Sony officially unveiled the Vita as the PSP's successor -- is currently only available in nine countries: Canada and the United States, as well as Japan, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia. Hong Kong and Taiwan will apparently be added soon, with additional countries getting access at a later date.