Electronista - For a device that's supposed to embody the PlayStation image, the Xperia Play comes across much more as a Sony Ericsson phone that happens to have PlayStation roots than the other way around. That's sometimes a good thing: closed, you'd never know from a casual glance that it was a gaming phone. You can be a responsible-looking adult and only show your love of games when you're ready. It does maintain a slightly generic Sony Ericsson look, though, evincing the same black skin, chrome-effect swoops and other traits you'd find in the Xperia Arc, Neo, and Pro. And the need for the gamepad controls also leads to a relatively fat design.