Sony Ericsson Xperia Play now in stock at O2 UK, finally

May 27th, 2011

Sony Ericsson Xperia PlayFollowing month-long delays and numerous setbacks, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is now in stock at O2 UK.

Back in March, O2 announced it was pushing back its launch of the Xperia Play, having discovered “bugs in the software” of the Gingerbread gamer. The network went on to promise an “early June” release, but it’s promptly landed on the network a whole one week early.

Available to grab in both black and white flavours, O2‘s offering the smartphone for free from £37.00 per month. which will bag you 900 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB data. It’s also available for £429.99 on pay as you go, although we can’t help thinking that’s a little bit pricey.

It may have finally gone on sale with the UK network, but we’re so sure it’ll be flying off the shelves. Just yesterday, mobile-insider Eldar Murtazin revealed that the Xperia Play has seen “no sales at all”, which will prompt Sony Ericsson to lower its price. The handset’s also been hit by underwhelming download figures, with each PSOne game failing to break the 1,000 figure.

It may be getting a poor reception, but it sure manages to pack a lengthy spec sheet, including a 4-inch touchscreen, slide-out PlayStation keys, and a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera. It’s also in line for an OS bump, which’ll equip the Android smartphone with Facebook Inside Xperia integration.

Head over to O2 to order yours now!

[Source: O2]