The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (stylized Xperia PLAY and codenamed Zeus) is a handheld game console smartphone produced by Sony Ericsson. Under the Xperia smartphone brand running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the device is the first to be part of the PlayStation Certified program which means that it can play PlayStation Mobile games. The device was originally thought to carry the PlayStation branding, though this has been clarified to be a certification of being part of the PlayStation Certified program.
On March 4, 2010, the device was announced for the first time codenamed the PlayStation Phone, but rumors were going around long before Sony announced the device as early as 2005.
On February 13, 2011, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011, it was announced that the device would be shipping globally in March 2011, with a launch lineup of around 50 software titles. In the US, the Xperia Play was initially available only on the Verizon network, until the release of the Xperia Play 4G on AT&T. In Mexico it is available through Telcel. In the UK, carriers O₂, Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile and Three have confirmed that they were to stock the handset. In Canada, the device is carried exclusively by Rogers Wireless.