Sony’s PlayStation has been a staple in the gaming industry for decades, often standing out despite its massive competition in the console space.
Sony has always been at the forefront of gaming, but recently, they became even more focused on adapting to modern trends. The company’s focus now lies with developing products and games for PC.
To be the best in its field, Sony needs to come up with new ideas and not just rely on past successes. This time around they’re hoping for success by launching gaming computer monitors as well as headsets that will give gamers more comfort and a better gaming experience.
Sony has announced plans to release two new monitors in its PC gaming lineup called Inzone.
The M9 monitor from Inzone is a very high-end model, retailing at $900.
The Inzone M9 is the more expensive 27-inch monitor on Sony’s lineup, but it features a 144Hz refresh rate and 4K resolution that make up for its price.
Besides the higher refresh rate and lower resolution, there is not much difference between these two screens. The M3 will be cheaper at $530 but it comes at a sacrifice of a low screen resolution.
In the summer, Sony is expected to release their Inzone M9 monitor. This model will be followed by the M3 a little later in winter.
Sony is set to release three new headsets this year — the Inzone H9, H7, and H3.
The three headsets are available for pre-order, but Sony has not announced a release date yet.
The Inzone H9 is the high-end model of the three, retailing at $300. It features noise canceling technology and can pick up on the user’s surroundings with “ambient sound” mode to help them hear what’s going around them better than before.
The H7 is a great mid-range option for those who want more battery life on their headphones and don’t need noise canceling. With up to 40 hours of usage, this device will last users through the day without needing any charge at all.
The Inzone H3 is a $100 wired device. As the entry level device, it requires an outlet plug to work.
Sony has joined the ranks of companies such as Lenovo, ASUS and Razer in vying for a piece of PC gaming hardware. This decision will likely pit them against some more prominent brands but it also allows Sony room to branch out into esports with their new brand venture, 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.”