Looking at what Sony has been rolling out regarding its PS4 and PS Vita, and a newly released TV that would be a dream for any tech enthusiast, let's see just how far Sony aims to provide you with all the necessary gadgets to keep your gaming and entertainment as fun and dynamic as possible.
The PS4: Gaming Unit with all the Right Accessories
When it first introduced the PS4, Sony was very adamant about one thing: gaming. This has been the company's battle cry even back in February when a glimpse at the DualShock 4 controllers was first seen.
It was also seen in the way Sony pushes for a very diverse gaming. Gamezone reported that the indie movement was even a nod to the original PlayStation, something that Sony has also been pushing for with its next-gen.
Aside from putting power and improved capabilities in the console, you also put a very rich selection of gaming into the mix.
"I'm so excited this time. It was scary going into PS3, actually. Everything was going bigger, but this time around it's a really great combination of big and better games, and smaller, really creative, interesting titles," said Sony Worldwide Studio boss Shuhei Yoshida.
So far, the PS4 has impressed at tradeshows and gaming events, putting new title after new title while not forgetting that an improved console is the centerpiece of next-gen gaming.
Aside from gaming, Sony is also attempting to bring the Internet TV service to the PS4, with a signed deal with Viacom. In a previous report, the possibility of getting access to all of Viacom's television properties can be the first step of the PS4 towards a broader, entertainment-based approach.
Not everything has been all smooth for the PS4, however, as a surprising twist pointed out that compared to the Xbox One that can actually handle up to eight controllers within a 30-foot radius (besting its previous record for the Xbox 360 at only four), Sony announced its number and it didn't look as inviting.
According to Joystiq, Mr Yoshida stated that the PS4 can accommodate up to four DualShock 4 controllers, a surprising downgrade from the PS3's capability, which is currently up to seven controllers.
This can either be a major issue or not even worth minding at all depending on which side of the camp you are on, but it can be a point of improvement if PS4 wants to keep a few paces ahead of the Xbox One.
PS Vita: Handheld, Remote, Easy
Touted to be the ultimate gaming companion for the PS4, Sony has also been very heavy when it comes to marketing the PS Vita. While most people are assuming that this is an attempt to bring back a flailing device, Sony has introduced some worthy components to the handheld.
At first, the major come-on for the PS Vita is that you can play PS4 games on it remotely for all PS4 titles. But more recently, there has been news that the PS Vita can be a convenient device for purchasing and downloading games.
According to Mr Yoshida, the PS Vita can wake up your PS4 remotely, a feature that can be used when purchasing a game when you are not at home.
The convenience factor here lies in time-based exclusive content and downloadables. Imagine if you were a student or a professional and Sony holds a discount or a grand sale for some of its PS4 titles. If this were a time-based exclusive, such as what "Steam" does for its annual sale, you can easily miss it if you are out of the house for half or the entire day.
But with the PS Vita, you can purchase the game remotely and even begin download by waking up the PS4 with the PS Vita and letting the game download. So when you get home, you can easily play the game instead of spending another few hours of waiting.
This opportunity is highlighted by the fact that the PS Vita has recently received a price cut to make the device a little more inviting to gamers.
Sony's Curved 4K TV: See the Possibilities
To top off Sony's rollout of projects, you have the latest addition to its tech lineup, which comes in the form of the Sony Bravia S990A HDTV, the first curved LED LCD set around.
Admittedly not the first in the market in terms of the curved TV, it is on the cheaper side compared to close competitors.
According to NBC News, Sony is planning to release the new HDTV come October at a low price of $4,000. Before you protest at the get-go, this is relatively low compared to the ones already in the market, like LG's $15,000 or Samsung's own for $9,000, both of which bear 55-inch OLED screens.
Sony's curved HDTV has a 65-inch edge-lit LED LCD display screen which also features Smart TV Internet functions, eight front speakers and the Triluminos color technology.
If you want a slightly cheaper TV that has 4K features, CNet reported that Sony also has the XBR-55X850A, which is the 55-inch TV that has active 3D, 3,840 x 2,160 pixel count and Triluminos Display LED backlighting. This TV costs $3,500, which is still very low cost, in fact, one of the lowest in its trade and class.
What do you think of a complete Sony tech set for your living room? Perhaps more than the PS4, you can combine it with Sony's newest TV offerings and extend gameplay beyond the living room with the PS Vita.
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