Sony Ericsson Says No Successor To Xperia Play Yet

Those waiting for a potential successor to the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will be sorely disappointed as an executive, speaking on behalf of the company, has ruled out any future launches.

In an interview with Eurogamer, he said "This device, with the GPU integration, has been optimised for gameplay. It's not going to be outperformed that quickly."

We're not sure whether that actually makes sense given that the Xperia Play is based on yesteryear's hardware and that Sony Ericsson's aim is to sell more smartphones rather than less.

It would make sense for Sony and Sony Ericsson to combine their firepower and launch a smartphone that doubles as a decent gaming console.

The Playstation Vita for example is worth around £250 and yet packs significantly more raw firepower than the Xperia Play which has a suggested retail price of around £500.

Given the fact that Xperia Play launch titles haven't been stellar performers, it does makes to combine all the goodwill of both platforms and focus on a single ecosystem.

Regretably, you will almost certainly need to wait until the second half of 2012 to see any potential PS Vita-Xperia Play merger, by which time, rumours about the iPhone 6 will have drowned out everything else.