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Sony Ericsson says Xperia Play safe from PSN hacks

updated 03:45 pm EDT, Thu May 5, 2011

Sony Ericsson says Xperia Play unaffected by hack

The so-called PlayStation phone, or Xperia Play, hasn't been affected by the recent PlayStation Network outage, Sony Ericsson announced on Thursday. "Sony and Sony Ericsson data reside on different servers," a spokesman for the company said. The handset will get its own online network, dubbed PlayStation Suite, later this year.

The issue with the PSN outage will present a challenge and an opportunity, analyst Neil Mawston told Reuters. It will need to overcome the negativity stemming from the event, but also have a chance to learn from it and make its own network ultra-secure.

The PSN breach hit 77 million gamers and potentially exposed personal, though not financial, information to unknown hackers. A matching intrusion at SOE added put another 24 players at risk.

The PlayStation brand is being expanded, with the Android-powered Xperia Play the first example of this undertaking. PlayStation Suite, a platform to run PS1, original, and eventually PS2 games, should eventually reach devices from outside companies and will need only to meet certain hardware requirements.



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