Sony Ericsson announces Xperia Play -- for real

After four months of convincing, total, comical leaks -- Engadget has one of the damn things -- Sony Ericsson has officially unveiled the Xperia Play, the Android handset commonly referred to as the "PlayStation Phone."

Kind of.

Actually, even this official reveal isn't a full release: Sony merely posted an announcement on Facebook, with that horrifying commercial (after the break) and the news that we'll find out more next Sunday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m. EST, during the Mobile World Congress event. Sony also spared no expense running the ad during the Super Bowl. While we question the wisdom of finally taking the wraps off of what might be the best-known unannounced device ever with nothing more than a tease and images of mascot vivisection, we must give Sony props for acknowledging the existence of its phone at last.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.