It's not like we didn't know it was coming anyway, but Sony Ericsson has gone ahead and finally confirmed the Xperia Play – the PlayStation phone – with an official announcement.
Or at least, it's announced when the official announcement will take place, but the point is this: if there was even the tiniest bit of lingering doubt, it's gone now: the Xperia Play is real, and it's coming soon.
Super Bowl Sunday over in the US has always been a bit of a bandstand for tech companies to unveil or preview high-profile new kit, and coming just a week before Mobile World Congress kicks off it was the perfect forum for Sony Ericsson's big announcement.
The Xperia Play became official via a slightly disturbing minute-long ad that revealed the cute Android robot having thumbs surgically attached so it can indulge in its gaming action, with the big reveal coming in the last few seconds.
Sony Ericsson simultaneously put up an announcement on Facebook saying we'll be getting all the details next Sunday, February 13 at 6pm, along with the clumsy “don't miss the next gamechanger from Sony Ericsson, and more”.
Still, it's SE's gaming phone we're interested in, not its way with words, so we'll be listening with all ears on MWC Eve next Sunday, and will bring you the lowdown as soon as we have it. You can make sure you're in line for the official announcement yourself simply by Liking the current holding page on Facebook.