Let’s face it, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play didn’t exactly make a huge splash when it dropped onto the market, and until now, it hasn’t really gained any traction. While the phone has very capable hardware for gaming (bar the terrible touchpads), its success has been marred largely due to the lack of legitimate PlayStation One games from the PlayStation Suite.
Well now it looks like a developer named yifanlu has managed to find a way around it. Through reverse engineering, he figured out how the PlayStation One emulator on the Xperia Play worked and used that knowledge to modify PS One ISOs to get them to work on the phone. He recently reported the good news, and released a video clip of his phone running an ISO of Crash Bandicoot 3 on the Xperia Play.
He now plans to create a GUI (graphical user interface) program that people can use to convert their own ISOs to APK files for the Xperia Play to read. This means that we’ll soon be able to use the Xperia Play’s official PS One emulator to run any PS One ISOs we have lying around our computers. Let’s just hope Sony doesn’t take any action against the developer for creating the convertor program when it’s finally released.