As we recently reported, Android has pushed through the 200,000 application barrier, but there are several exciting applications on the horizon. One of them is from Sony PlayStation, and it has soon-to-be users very excited.
According to a report over at Android Community, a PlayStation application is slated for release in the near future, but it will only be released in France, the UK, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain. Ironically, the application will not be available in North America, nor will it be released in many other parts of the globe where PlayStation remains successful. It is expected that new iterations of the application will “spread the love” to a global scale, covering Android devices in all regions where PlayStations are known and loved.
The application itself won’t let users play any PSP or PlayStation title games, but it will allow users to stay connected with the friends from their PS3 network. App users will be able to see when friends are online, what they’re playing, and what trophies have recently been earned.
This makes it very similar to the already published Xbox Live app for the Android market, which allows Xbox 360 users to look over the game cards, achievements, profiles, and online/offline statuses of users. Users of the Microsoft rendition can also send and receive messages, and similar functionality is expected from Sony.
As Android continues to battle it out with Apple, it looks like the console wars are also taking to the field via these new mediums. While it certainly won’t be a “make-or-break” deal for Microsoft or Sony, these applications will allow both companies to build a sense of community that remains persistent even when users have stepped away from their TV screens.