It is no surprise that Sony has been the industry leader for decades. Their Playstation gaming console was released in 1994, and it became an instant hit with gamers around the world.
In 2022, Sony is adapting to modern trends by focusing on the PC sector.
The company has revealed that it is launching its own gaming computer monitors and headsets, hoping to make a mark in the PC game market. The move comes after years of being known only for PlayStation games.
Sony will be releasing two monitors in its PC gaming lineup called Inzone.
The Inzone M9 monitor is a pricey one, retailing at $900.
The Izone M9 is a 27 inch 4K monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate.
The Inzone M3 is perfect for gamers on a budget. While it sacrifices screen resolution, the higher refresh rate makes up for any video game deficiency in Full HD with increased speed and smoothness.
Sony has announced that they will be releasing the Inzone M9 in summertime, with the M3 to follow a little later, coming out this winter.
Meanwhile, Sony will also be releasing three headsets – the Inzone H9, Inzone H7, and Inzone H3.
Sony has yet to announce a release date for their new virtual reality headset, but they are available for pre-order.
All three headsets are available for pre-order, but Sony is yet to provide a release date.
The Inzone H9 is a high-end model, retailing at $300. It has noise canceling technology and features an “ambient sound” mode that picks up on the user’s surroundings.
The Inzone H7 is a mid-range device that offers more battery life than its predecessor, but lacks noise canceling features. More importantly though, users will find themselves getting over 40 hours of usage.
The Inzone H3 is the most affordable of all these devices, retailing at just $100. It also requires a cable wire to work.
Sony has taken a big risk by entering the PC gaming hardware market. The company will be up against some well-known brands like Lenovo, ASUS and Razer but they also get an opportunity to expand into esports.
“The market has been expanding with a higher interest in gaming with the spread of e-sports tournaments and the advancement of gaming entertainment,” said Sony head of game business Yukihiro Kitajima.
“With Sony’s strong history of high-end audio and visual technology products, we believe this new line will offer even more options for those looking to upgrade their current gaming systems.”
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