Move over HTC — both Sharp and Fujitsu are joining Sony’s PlayStation Certified program, allowing games in the PlayStation Mobile marketplace to be purchased and played on various portable devices from the two hardware manufacturers. In Fujitsu’s case, its ARROW series of smartphones and tablets will carry the PlayStation Mobile titles, while Sharp isn’t getting specific just yet.
Beyond the partnership announcement, Sony’s PlayStation Mobile SDK comes out of beta this November and becomes available for any developer. Licences cost $100/year, and the SDK becomes available on a region-by-region basis starting with Japan, the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, allowing for cross platform development on PlayStation Certified devices and the Vita.
Update: The PlayStation Mobile store will launch on October 3rd in nine countries, including Japan, the US, Canada and the UK, carrying 30 titles on the opening day, with more coming as they roll off the production line.
Sharp and Fujitsu join PlayStation Certified program, PS Mobile SDK available this November originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 19 Sep 2012 01:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.