The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play finally became reality more than half a year ago now, bringing PlayStation gaming to the mobile phone for the first time.
And it's been doing very nicely too, if you listen to Sony Ericsson head of market development Dominic Neil-Dwyer, who has played down the lack of a dual-core processor.
“This device, with the GPU integration, has been optimised for gameplay,” Neil-Dwyer told Eurogamer. “When we talk to the high-end publishers, they're very precious about the devices their games are going to be displayed upon, particularly those that are coming in from outside of mobile.
"In terms of what it can do within gaming, it's proven every time. And these are deep, technical people. They're all very impressed by the power of the device.
"When you go into things like dual core versus single core, what a lot of people don't understand or appreciate is the actual benchmarking and the ability of a device to do what they do, dual core doesn't mean it's faster.
"This is PlayStation Certified, and it's been proven by all of the discussions of a very technical nature we're having with publishers. It's not going to be outperformed that quickly."
Of course, as with the rest of the gaming hardware market, crunch time for the Xperia Play is really from now onwards until the end of the year, and Neil-Dwyer reckons the Android gaming handset is in good shape to deliver decent sales over the Christmas period.
“We've always viewed Q4, just because of the way the gaming industry works and the smartphone industry works, as a key period in time,” he added.