AT&T drops price of Xperia Play 4G package to under a dollar

More competition for the Vita

AT&T drops price of Xperia Play 4G package to under a dollar

Good news for US-based gamers in the market for a Xperia Play 4G: AT&T has slashed the price of the package from $349.99 to 99c.

More Powerful than a speeding Go

The Xperia Play 4G comes loaded with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and features an Adreno 205 GPU and 512MB of RAM. The PSP Go, by contrast, boasts a CPU speed of 333MHz and a more economical 64MB of RAM.

Additionally, the 4G Xperia Play grants access to the Playstation Suite as well as the expected catalog of games available for a PlayStation certified device.

Not without its drawbacks

The savings do come with limitations, however. Only customers who sign a new two-year contract are eligible for the steep savings on the navy blue Sony Ericsson gaming smartphone.

Furthermore, the price drop only covers the initial purchase: monthly rates remain unchanged.

At time of writing, the cheapest monthly plan available still hovers around $60.00 (which only includes 300MB of 4G network usage and does not include an SMS package).

Matthew Diener
Matthew Diener
Representing the former colonies, Matt keeps the Pocket Gamer news feed updated when sleepy Europeans are sleeping. As a frustrated journalist, diehard gamer and recovering MMO addict, this is pretty much his dream job.