Consumers are not interested in purchasing classic PlayStation 1 games on Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play smartphone.
Although it doesn't contain information about the phone itself, an article on PlayStation Lifestyle reveals that the classic PS1 games being offered by the company have been met with abysmal sales figures.
At the time of the launch of the PlayStation phone, which comes with a slide out game pad, the company had cited specially optimised PS1 games as the main feature of the device.
Its been a month since the device’s launch, and the games being offered for it have registered low sales.
The highest selling game on the device, Destruction Derby, has sold 500 - 1000 copies while Cool Boarders 2, MediEvil and Syphon Filter have each sold 100 - 500 units.
Dominic Neil-Dwyer, Head of Market Development at Sony Ericsson, claims that the company is ‘very happy’ with the way things are progressing and its only a matter of time before the service catches up.
“I think there’s also an awareness thing for people that are getting their hands on the device and where they are choosing to purchase games. There’s only a few, at the minute, PlayStation One titles there, and there’s more coming on a regular basis, and there’s the whole PlayStation as a content provider exclusive to the device, the story about that, that will emerge and people will see,” he said during an interview with PlayStation Lifestyle.