PSX4Droid PlayStation Emulator Pulled from Android Market, Dev Blames Upcoming Xperia Play

The PSX4Droid PlayStation Emulator was recently pulled from the Android Market, and its developer suspects only one thing could be to blame: the upcoming launch of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. The creator of the app, zodttd, says the software was pulled without any warning (as seems to be the case with most downed apps).

For now it is really only speculation, as no official response has flat out pointed to the Xperia Play as the reasoning for the removal of PSX4Droid. Another PS emulator, fpse, remains live for download.

[via Joystiq]

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  • B2L

    Of course it’s Sony that got it pulled, at least i already have it on my phone.

  • B2L

    Of course it’s Sony that got it pulled, at least i already have it on my phone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15201958 Ashley Rodriguez

    Thank god for Titanium Backup.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15201958 Ashley Rodriguez

    Thank god for Titanium Backup.

  • mrjoeyloke

    prob pulled cuz it sux! lol

  • mrjoeyloke

    prob pulled cuz it sux! lol

  • http://profiles.google.com/dr.gdap Gihan Perera

    fpse is soooooo much better..and free.

    • Mikee

      Um… shows $5.06 in the Android Market. Where are you getting it for free?

    • Mikee

      Um… shows $5.06 in the Android Market. Where are you getting it for free?

    • Mikee

      Um… shows $5.06 in the Android Market. Where are you getting it for free?

    • Mikee

      Um… shows $5.06 in the Android Market. Where are you getting it for free?

  • http://profiles.google.com/dr.gdap Gihan Perera

    fpse is soooooo much better..and free.

  • Chris

    It got pulled because it was horrible…he completely neglected it…

  • Chris

    It got pulled because it was horrible…he completely neglected it…

    • http://profiles.google.com/thedicemaster Marvin

      sure, if you call not releasing updates because you’re working on a big update neglecting.

    • http://profiles.google.com/thedicemaster Marvin

      sure, if you call not releasing updates because you’re working on a big update neglecting.

    • http://profiles.google.com/thedicemaster Marvin

      sure, if you call not releasing updates because you’re working on a big update neglecting.

    • http://profiles.google.com/thedicemaster Marvin

      sure, if you call not releasing updates because you’re working on a big update neglecting.

  • Ron

    If that is the real reason that’s total bullshit

  • mark

    That poor dev. Give him back his app its perfect. oh yeah first

  • Manusferrera

    it probably sucked for you guys because your phone sucked.

  • Manusferrera

    it probably sucked for you guys because your phone sucked.

  • Manusferrera

    it probably sucked for you guys because your phone sucked.

  • Manusferrera

    it probably sucked for you guys because your phone sucked.

  • Manusferrera

    it probably sucked for you guys because your phone sucked.

  • Manusferrera

    it probably sucked for you guys because your phone sucked.

  • Manusferrera

    it probably sucked for you guys because your phone sucked.

  • Manusferrera

    it probably sucked for you guys because your phone sucked.

  • http://twitter.com/a_cross Allen Cross

    Face it: either the app (seemingly) violated somebody’s copyright or it was cheating Google out of revenue. Every time some dev gets caught playing fast & loose with the rules, they run to all the Android fan sites — or quasi-hippie ‘Information Wants to be Free!’ fora like Ars — and scream about how their rights are being violated by the big, bad corporation. It’s never their fault…oh, noooo.

    Mail us a break, OK? This dev didn’t even have the sense to avoid Sony’s wrath. He just _had_ to tempt fate, calling his emulator ‘PS’-something. Gee, you think maybe sticking your thumb in Sony’s eye like that would attract more attention than one of the less colorful names used by competing emulators…four of which are still available in Android Marketplace, as I type this. Nice going, Einstein.

  • http://twitter.com/a_cross Allen Cross

    Face it: either the app (seemingly) violated somebody’s copyright or it was cheating Google out of revenue. Every time some dev gets caught playing fast & loose with the rules, they run to all the Android fan sites — or quasi-hippie ‘Information Wants to be Free!’ fora like Ars — and scream about how their rights are being violated by the big, bad corporation. It’s never their fault…oh, noooo.

    Mail us a break, OK? This dev didn’t even have the sense to avoid Sony’s wrath. He just _had_ to tempt fate, calling his emulator ‘PS’-something. Gee, you think maybe sticking your thumb in Sony’s eye like that would attract more attention than one of the less colorful names used by competing emulators…four of which are still available in Android Marketplace, as I type this. Nice going, Einstein.

  • http://twitter.com/a_cross Allen Cross

    Face it: either the app (seemingly) violated somebody’s copyright or it was cheating Google out of revenue. Every time some dev gets caught playing fast & loose with the rules, they run to all the Android fan sites — or quasi-hippie ‘Information Wants to be Free!’ fora like Ars — and scream about how their rights are being violated by the big, bad corporation. It’s never their fault…oh, noooo.

    Mail us a break, OK? This dev didn’t even have the sense to avoid Sony’s wrath. He just _had_ to tempt fate, calling his emulator ‘PS’-something. Gee, you think maybe sticking your thumb in Sony’s eye like that would attract more attention than one of the less colorful names used by competing emulators…four of which are still available in Android Marketplace, as I type this. Nice going, Einstein.

  • http://twitter.com/a_cross Allen Cross

    Face it: either the app (seemingly) violated somebody’s copyright or it was cheating Google out of revenue. Every time some dev gets caught playing fast & loose with the rules, they run to all the Android fan sites — or quasi-hippie ‘Information Wants to be Free!’ fora like Ars — and scream about how their rights are being violated by the big, bad corporation. It’s never their fault…oh, noooo.

    Mail us a break, OK? This dev didn’t even have the sense to avoid Sony’s wrath. He just _had_ to tempt fate, calling his emulator ‘PS’-something. Gee, you think maybe sticking your thumb in Sony’s eye like that would attract more attention than one of the less colorful names used by competing emulators…four of which are still available in Android Marketplace, as I type this. Nice going, Einstein.

  • http://twitter.com/a_cross Allen Cross

    Face it: either the app (seemingly) violated somebody’s copyright or it was cheating Google out of revenue. Every time some dev gets caught playing fast & loose with the rules, they run to all the Android fan sites — or quasi-hippie ‘Information Wants to be Free!’ fora like Ars — and scream about how their rights are being violated by the big, bad corporation. It’s never their fault…oh, noooo.

    Mail us a break, OK? This dev didn’t even have the sense to avoid Sony’s wrath. He just _had_ to tempt fate, calling his emulator ‘PS’-something. Gee, you think maybe sticking your thumb in Sony’s eye like that would attract more attention than one of the less colorful names used by competing emulators…four of which are still available in Android Marketplace, as I type this. Nice going, Einstein.

  • http://twitter.com/a_cross Allen Cross

    Face it: either the app (seemingly) violated somebody’s copyright or it was cheating Google out of revenue. Every time some dev gets caught playing fast & loose with the rules, they run to all the Android fan sites — or quasi-hippie ‘Information Wants to be Free!’ fora like Ars — and scream about how their rights are being violated by the big, bad corporation. It’s never their fault…oh, noooo.

    Mail us a break, OK? This dev didn’t even have the sense to avoid Sony’s wrath. He just _had_ to tempt fate, calling his emulator ‘PS’-something. Gee, you think maybe sticking your thumb in Sony’s eye like that would attract more attention than one of the less colorful names used by competing emulators…four of which are still available in Android Marketplace, as I type this. Nice going, Einstein.

    • Anonymous

      And then they’ll wonder why the only actively developed games will be tuxracer and bzflag

    • Anonymous

      And then they’ll wonder why the only actively developed games will be tuxracer and bzflag

    • Anonymous

      And then they’ll wonder why the only actively developed games will be tuxracer and bzflag

    • Anonymous

      And then they’ll wonder why the only actively developed games will be tuxracer and bzflag

    • Anonymous

      And then they’ll wonder why the only actively developed games will be tuxracer and bzflag

    • Anonymous

      And then they’ll wonder why the only actively developed games will be tuxracer and bzflag

  • http://twitter.com/a_cross Allen Cross

    Face it: either the app (seemingly) violated somebody’s copyright or it was cheating Google out of revenue. Every time some dev gets caught playing fast & loose with the rules, they run to all the Android fan sites — or quasi-hippie ‘Information Wants to be Free!’ fora like Ars — and scream about how their rights are being violated by the big, bad corporation. It’s never their fault…oh, noooo.

    Mail us a break, OK? This dev didn’t even have the sense to avoid Sony’s wrath. He just _had_ to tempt fate, calling his emulator ‘PS’-something. Gee, you think maybe sticking your thumb in Sony’s eye like that would attract more attention than one of the less colorful names used by competing emulators…four of which are still available in Android Marketplace, as I type this. Nice going, Einstein.

  • http://twitter.com/a_cross Allen Cross

    Face it: either the app (seemingly) violated somebody’s copyright or it was cheating Google out of revenue. Every time some dev gets caught playing fast & loose with the rules, they run to all the Android fan sites — or quasi-hippie ‘Information Wants to be Free!’ fora like Ars — and scream about how their rights are being violated by the big, bad corporation. It’s never their fault…oh, noooo.

    Mail us a break, OK? This dev didn’t even have the sense to avoid Sony’s wrath. He just _had_ to tempt fate, calling his emulator ‘PS’-something. Gee, you think maybe sticking your thumb in Sony’s eye like that would attract more attention than one of the less colorful names used by competing emulators…four of which are still available in Android Marketplace, as I type this. Nice going, Einstein.

  • Len Waugh

    This really sucks. I purchased the paid version of the app (was their a free one like the oids?) And can no longer down load it. Looks like ill have to download a pirated version just to get the product I rightfully paid for.

  • Len Waugh

    This really sucks. I purchased the paid version of the app (was their a free one like the oids?) And can no longer down load it. Looks like ill have to download a pirated version just to get the product I rightfully paid for.

  • Len Waugh

    This really sucks. I purchased the paid version of the app (was their a free one like the oids?) And can no longer down load it. Looks like ill have to download a pirated version just to get the product I rightfully paid for.

  • Len Waugh

    This really sucks. I purchased the paid version of the app (was their a free one like the oids?) And can no longer down load it. Looks like ill have to download a pirated version just to get the product I rightfully paid for.