Xperia Play launches on May 26, priced at $200, requires two-year contract

Sony Ericsson and Verizon Wireless have announced that the Xperia Play, the so-called “PlayStation Phone,” will finally be available on May 26.

The phone itself will be priced at $199.99. In addition, Verizon plans to require shoppers to signup for a two-year contract (which starts at $70 a month) if they wish to purchase the first PlayStation Certified phone.

Verizon will have more than 50 games available to download through their VCast on launch day with seven coming pre-installed on the phone:

  • Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
  • Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Madden NFL 11
  • The Sims 3
  • Star Battalion
  • Tetris

Verizon will open pre-orders for the Xperia Play through their website,, strating Thursday, May 19.

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