We weren't best pleased with the Xperia S' lack of gaming options in our review, especially for a flagship PlayStation Certified device. Thankfully, Sony has gone some way to rectifying the error by making the PlayStation Store available on the new phone, as well as its Japanese equivalent the Acro HD. To access the store, you'll need to enable non-Android Market apps in the Settings menu, run the "Let's start PS Store" application that's in the app tray, and finally download both the PlayStation Store and PS Pocket apps. You'll also need a Sony Entertainment Network account (née PlayStation Network) if you don't have one.

It doesn't sound like the Xperia S is quite ready to replace your PS Vita yet, however — only sixteen PS One games are currently available on the S's store, two of which are inexplicably marked as Xperia Play-exclusive. Other Sony devices have games like Crash Bandicoot available on their respective versions of the PlayStation Store, and it's a little disappointing that there doesn't seem to be parity across the Xperia line.

All titles on the Xperia S PlayStation Store are priced at £3.99 in the UK, and the full list of games is:

  • Twisted Metal
  • Kula World
  • MediEvil
  • Rayman
  • Jumping Flash!
  • Destruction Derby
  • WipEout (Xperia Play-exclusive)
  • Jet Rider
  • Jet Rider 2
  • Cool Boarders
  • Cool Boarders 2 (Xperia Play-exclusive)
  • Kurushi Final
  • Everybody's Golf
  • The Little Mermaid II
  • Championship Bass
  • Driver