Xperia Play Gets Fifa 12 Exclusive

Fifa 12 for android will be available exclusively on the Sony Ericsson Xperia play until February 21, 2012. This is great news for those (few) of us that have the phone, but bad news for everyone else I think. No one else will be able to play the game officially, but you can bet your life people will mod this game to be available on other devices, and that means a loss of revenue for EA.

The price is still to be confirmed, but it will be released this Christmas time, although no specific date is given. The full press release is given below:

Sony Ericsson Nets FIFA 12 on Android World’s Leading Football Franchise Optimized for Xperia™ PLAY August 16, 2011, London – Sony Ericsson today announced a limited time exclusive agreement* with EA Mobile™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) the world’s leading mobile games publisher, to deliver the much anticipated EA SPORTS™ FIFA 12 on Android. Optimized for the world’s first PlayStation certified smartphone Xperia™ PLAY, the No. 1 sports franchise on the planet, will be available for the device worldwide in the holiday season. With improved gameplay depth, authentic commentaries, updated teams from the world’s top leagues and all new replay systems, FIFA 12 on Xperia™ PLAY is the ultimate football experience for Android. The dedicated graphical processing unit, optimized memory bandwidth and 60fps rendering of Xperia™ PLAY enhance the football gameplay experience. Audio is also improved with enhanced commentary and crowd chants. “FIFA 12 will undoubtedly be one of this year’s most popular games and Xperia™ PLAY consumers will be able to master it before any other Android users,” said, Dominic Neil-Dwyer, Head of Market Development for Sony Ericsson. “Adding to a portfolio of quality games for Xperia™ PLAY, FIFA 12 adapts perfectly to the device and delivers the best football experience on Android.” Follow us on for the latest updates on games coming to the Xperia™ PLAY smartphone. For product information, check out the Sony Ericsson Product Blog: EA Mobile has a solid reputation for its pioneering and market leadership in mobile gaming. For more information about EA Mobile, please visit, join us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter at *Limited exclusivity expires February 21, 2012. ^ Based on units sold world-wide as of July 25, 2011 (via NPD, Chart-track, GFK & Famitsu Marketing Data Service)