At a press event where the NGP was announced, Sony also took the opportunity to unveil their plans for the PlayStation Suite. This will allow Android users to download ‘PlayStation’ quality games, and it’s also rumoured that classic PS1 titles will also be available to download.
Whilst this is clearly going to tie in with the PlayStation Phone (or Xperia Play as it now seems to be named), I’m unsure as to how this will work with Android phones. I’ve tried playing SNES emulators on my phone, but the majority of games aren’t playable with the emulated D-pad and buttons on the touchscreen. So I can’t think how for example Metal Gear Solid might translate to touchscreen controls.
It’s an interesting development nonetheless, Sony is clearly trying to expand into new markets (perhaps they’re hedging their bets rather than fully backing the NGP). I look forward to seeing how this pans out.