Sony rolling out first product from smartphone game unit

|About: Sony Corporation (SNE)|By:, SA News Editor

Sony (SNE +3.4%) is opening signups for the first product from a unit focused on smartphone gaming.

The game -- a mobile version of PlayStation game Everybody's Golf -- will soon be free to download for iOS/Android devices, says Sony, which is targeting Japan at first and plans to make money from in-app purchases.

A previous version for NTT DoCoMo wasn't built for smartphones (and one-hand play) as the upcoming game is.

ForwardWorks, the Sony unit making smartphone games, is planning four or five more games in Japan by March 2018.

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