TOKYO, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that it offers the PlayStationŽMobile Developer Program which includes the official version of PlayStationŽMobile SDK*1 starting today in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Allowing a wider range of developers to create dedicated content for PlayStationŽ Mobile, the PlayStationŽMobile Developer Program has been available since November 20, 2012, in Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia. With the launch in Hong Kong and Taiwan today, where more and more developers are creating entertainment content for multiple mobile devices, SCE will be further focused on delivering the world of entertainment experiences to open operating systems*2 through PlayStationŽMobile.
This program enables developers to distribute easily their content through PlayStationŽStore*3 globally*4 on a commercial basis and market their games to millions of dedicated gamers with PlayStationCertified*5 devices and PlayStationŽVita. The license agreement fee is 800HK$ for Hong Kong and 3000NT$ for Taiwan annually*6. Please refer to the special site link for more detailed information.
SCE will further accelerate the expansion of PlayStationCertified devices and continue to collaborate with content developers to drive the delivery of compelling entertainment experiences through PlayStationŽMobile.
*1 A set of development tools and software libraries for PlayStationŽMobile.
*2 As of January 21, 2013, Android based PS Certified devices and PS Vita.
*3 Users can download vast digital content including games through PS Store for PS3, PSP, PS Vita and PS Certified devices.
*4 As of January 21, PlayStation Mobile content are available in the following countries: Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia.
*5 The license program to expand PlayStationŽMobile, dedicated for portable hardware manufacturers. SCE will not only license logos but also provide necessary development support. Please kindly refer to the URL for the line-up of PS Certified devices as of today. http://www.playstation.com/psm/certified.html
*6 The fee differs by countries and regions. After closing the license agreement, developers are able to use PlayStationŽMobile SDK and conduct verification on PS Certified devices and PS Vita to distribute their content on PS Store. PlayStationŽMobile SDK itself is free of charge.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes, develop and markets the PlayStationŽ2 (PS2Ž) computer entertainment system, the PSPŽ (PlayStationŽPortable) handheld entertainment system, the PlayStationŽ3 (PS3Ž) computer entertainment system and the PlayStationŽVita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system. SCEI has revolutionized home entertainment since they launched PlayStation in 1994. PS2Ž further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSPŽ is a handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games with high-quality full-motion video and high-fidelity stereo audio. PS3Ž is an advanced computer system, incorporating the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PS Vita is an ultimate portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context. SCEI also delivers the PlayStationŽ experience to open operating systems through PlayStationŽMobile, a cross device platform. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI, along with its affiliated companies, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC., and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and its division companies, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Sony Computer Entertainment Asia develops, publishes, markets and distributes hardware and software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide.
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