Sony Sold 4.2 Million Playstation 4 Consoles In 2013, Announces New Game Streaming Service
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.07.2014
Sony beats Microsoft...
It looks like we have a winner for the 2013 console wars. As we reported yesterday, Microsoft sold over three million Xbox One consoles through the end of 2013. Coming Soon now reports that during Sony President and CEO Kazuo Hirai's CES keynote, Sony Computer Entertainment president and Group CEO Andrew House announced that over 4.2 million Playstation 4 consoles were sold as of December 28, 2013.
For an encore, Sony has announced a new Playstation Now (PS Now) streaming game service that will be available in the US this summer. It will feature games from the PS3 library that can be streamed on the PS4 and PS3, followed by PS Vita. Most 2014 models of Sony's BRAVIA TV will also support PS Now. The services will also go beyond Playstation and Sony and you can stream games on several Internet-connected devices.
Using Gaikai's cloud-based technology, the services boasts the following features:
- Play video games instantly across multiple devices, similar to the way you might stream TV, movies, and music.
- Stream full games to all of your compatible PlayStation devices including PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita as well as non-PlayStation devices, beginning with 2014 BRAVIA TV models and expanding to numerous other Internet-connected devices.
- Always play the most updated version of your game. With games hosted in the cloud, you can take your game with you – just log in with your Sony Entertainment Network account on a compatible device and your games and saved progress will be easily available.
PS Now will have a Beta program in the US at the end of January and will begin a launch this summer.