Sony’s PlayStation has been a steady and popular presence in the gaming industry for decades. Despite its competitors, it stands out from time to time with the quality of its graphics and lineup of games.
The Sony corporation has been diversifying its business ventures in recent years, with particular attention paid to the PC sector.
The company has revealed that it is launching its own gaming computer monitors and headsets, hoping to make an impact in the PC gaming market beyond just PlayStation.
Two new monitors from Sony are coming soon called Inzone.
The Inzone M9 monitor is a high-end model, retailing at $900.
The Inzone M9 27 inch monitor is a 4K resolution and 144Hz refresh rate for the best gaming experience.
The Inzone M3 is perfect for gamers on a budget. While it sacrifices screen resolution, the higher refresh rate makes up for any loss in visual fidelity with ease.
Sony plans on releasing the Inzone M9 in this summer and they’re also expected to release the M3 monitor in the winter.
In addition to releasing two monitors, Sony will also be selling three headsets – the Inzone H9, H7, and H3.
The three headsets are available for pre-order, but Sony has not provided a release date yet.
The Inzone H9 is a high-end model, retailing at $300. It features noise canceling technology and an “ambient sound” mode that picks up on what the user is listening to and around them for an immersive experience.
The H7 is a great choice for people who want to listen all day without having their battery die. It has more battery life compared to the H9, running up 40 hours (8 hour gain compared with 32) on one charge. However, it lacks the noise-canceling feature.
The entry-level H3 model is $100 and comes with a cable. It’s also the only wired device in this lineup.
Sony has made a bold move into the gaming world by creating their own PC hardware. They are going up against some well-established brands, like Lenovo, ASUS, and Razer. The company will also branch out into the esports space.
“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.”