PlayStation fans who can’t stand to be away from their console of choice for even a moment can take heart, as Sony has officially launched the PlayStation iPhone app. Users who download the app can sign in with their PlayStation Network ID and sync their Trophies and friends lists, as well as check out the latest stories from the Official PlayStation blog. That’s not all that’s planned for the app though, as future updates will include the ability to comment on PlayStation Blog posts as well as share news with friends and keep up with new game releases.

“There are tons more features we are planning to bring to this app in the next few months so keep an eye on the PlayStation Blog for further announcements early next year,” Sony said in a statement when announcing the app.

Right now the app is available in Europe, but there’s no word yet on an American launch. We’re expecting it to appear in all iTunes marketplaces eventually, but if you don’t see it yet just hang tight, it should be popping up anytime.

Right now the app has fairly limited functionality and doesn’t really offer all that much excitement for potential users. Sure it’s nice to be able to see your Trophies on the go, but to what end? Are you going to whip out your iPhone at some bar to defend your honor to a fellow gamer who dare doubts your Trophy-hunting prowess? And while it’s nice to be able to read PlayStation Blog posts, you can just as easily do so by popping the URL into Safari and browsing the news that way. With some enhancements this app may be a world beater down the line, but for now it’s not all that terribly exciting. Staying tuned to the app and this website may be the only real answer here.

[via CVG]

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