PlayStation Now-ready Bravia 4K TVs launching in June, cost as much as $25,000

Sony announces new line of "Ultra HD" televisions; starting at $2,100 and scaling to $25,000 for an 85" TV.


This week Sony announced that its upcoming line of PlayStation Now-ready 4K "Ultra HD" Bravia TV sets will launch in June. PlayStation Now is Sony's new full-game streaming service, and it's scheduled to debut this summer.

First announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, the new Bravia TV series spans nine 4K models. These range in price from $2,099 for a 49" TV all the way up to the incomprehensibly expensive $24,999 for an 85" display. More details about the new Bravia TV line are available at Sony's website.

The new Bravia TVs will let you stream PS3 games, but you'll need a DualShock 3 controller to play. It's unclear if a controller is included, but at those prices, we certainly hope that's the case. Sony's 4K TVs promise to deliver four times the standard resolution of 1080p sets.

PlayStation Now was developed for Sony by streaming company Gaikai, which Sony purchased in 2012 for $380 million. The service is currently in beta and will launch this summer in North America. There's no word yet on when European gamers can get in on the action.

You'll be able to stream older-generation games through your PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita, as well as the aforementioned Bravia TVs and even smartphones and tablets sometime down the road. Games can be rented individually or as part of a wider, Netflix-style subscription package.

A report this week claims PlayStation Now has moved into the second phase of its beta test and that loading times are improving dramatically. We went hands-on with PlayStation Now at CES earlier this year and you can check out our impressions in the video below.


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280 comments
DeadlyPresence
DeadlyPresence

Pcs owners will love this, but PS4 won't even support 4k... So this point is? But in about 5-7 years i am sure we will see a new consoles fit for gaming @4k,  just kinda sad. that the New "current gen" consoles are already out of date. i mean they won't even be able to support Watch Dogs Ultra settings. But not to say it won't like good, just not Great!

DarthLod
DarthLod

4k wont be viable for at least 5 more years, or more. This is just pointless garbage right now.

taker254isback
taker254isback

they have 28 inch 4k monitors for 700 bucks not bad

fgjnfgh
fgjnfgh

my car costs 1/3 that value

kalibore
kalibore

I bought 4, then combined them to create UBERMEGABRAVIAICON


It's currently in Japan trying to get into the mega monster movie market. 


He likes noodles

Stinger78
Stinger78

Sure, it might be 'cool' to have any one of those.  However, I'd find a better use for the money, since I can use my current 1080p-tv and PS3, and no PS3, PS2 or PS1 game needs more than 1080p.

oskuuu
oskuuu

i just bought 42" tv. maybe i'll think about getting this in like 15-20 years when theres something that can use 4k...

al_is_here
al_is_here

lol whats the point in streaming the ps3 through a 4k tv if the console cannot output 4k? for christ sakes it cant even 1080p.

megakick
megakick

so a 32 inch 4K TV would be about? $8,000.00

Penguinlord1
Penguinlord1

Eh, used a standard def TV till 2012 to play games until I upgraded, will do the same thing with my high def TV, and monitor. Simply won't upgrade until I can't get away with older technology any longer. I like keeping up with tech news, but purchasing the latest tech is a different matter. (Unless it's a PC part of course.)

CoolCoke
CoolCoke

And by the way after seeing a 4k uhdtv for some reason my 480p tv was showing 1080p it's like by seeing a 4k tv, it enhanced all of the other sights and sounds around me

CoolCoke
CoolCoke

I had the privilege to see a 4k t.v. and i gotta tell you... it is one of the MOST mind warping amazing things i have witnessed in my life! the images are basically 3d' ish and every detail is layered on top of eachother and every color is a color within a color scheme.It took me a few days to bounce back to reality after seeing it. The only thing i can compare it to is a Nintendo 3DS on steroids.!!

PS2fweak
PS2fweak

The prices aren't as bad as I thought, but I'll still probably wait until there's more 4k content and by then the prices will be even cheaper. 

BattleSpectre
BattleSpectre moderator

I'd take a car over it, any day of the week.

DeadrisingX1
DeadrisingX1

This leaves me wondering, who exactly would use a television that's 85 inches and where would one set that up?

user_pt
user_pt

I'd still get a car instead

bhmg
bhmg

just a few years down the road and 4k will be the 1080p of today...

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

4K will take a while to become mainstream. In the meantime Sony can sort out Playstation now. Have the entire Playstation 3 library ready to stream. Would be awesome if the entire Playstation generations could be ready on Playstation now. 


All PS1,PS2,PS3,PSP,PSvita, and all of the PSN and Playstation mobile games to stream to PS4 and those 4K televisions.


But only a faction of games will be ready for PSnow. Hopefully Sony will be quick to add titles to it's back library. Then Nintendo has been to it's back catalog

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

 Oh i absolutely encourage sony to press forward, but it was the over priced Bravia tv that sold at incredibly high prices while consumer reports rated there tvs as medium. If they want to go forward let the tv division stand on it OWN, if it fails, it fails - succeeds it succeeds but it doesn't drag the entertainment division and playstation division with it. I might be wrong but if you check with gamesindustryinternational, and polygon.com who have articles - i think their first party developers would have been given more money to take risks on and or third parties given lower licensing fees which would have bolstered the ps3 game lineup (for better or worse). But with many Sony divisions bleeding money from bad decision, Hospital equipment they couldn't sell, music decisions from the 1980's, sound and lighting electronics that cost much more then their competitors, not to mention Bravia tvs. - this all pulled to a playstation 7th gen - that built their architecture asian orientated and then were to afraid to spend money or take risks. No forward momentum. 

But the firing of many old ceos or they just got old and retired, as well as the huge shakeup, moving of corp headquarters, and bold 'great' deicsions for the ps4 (western architecture) - that is some great decisions i think will move them forward. Not trying to compete against Samsung in a tv division where their product is worlds more expensive and not competitive. I like to think of it like barbecue sauce, baby rays is hard to beat, but walmart brand is not to bad, and you can almost buy 4 bottles to 1. Baby rays can sometimes be worth it, but what if it was not even better tasting, just tasted the same - would that barbecue  sauce still be worth it costing 4 times more? 

When you look at a 4k tv picture, playing limited 4k content, both look the same because you cannot really see artifacts or a difference at 4k! so are you gonna pay twice as much for a sony then a samsung just because that sony remote is more comfortable? 

billlabowski
billlabowski

Yet their console barely hits 1080p lol.

hoyholyhoy
hoyholyhoy

$2100 for a 49 fucking inch 4K tv really isn't actually a bad price. 

dogwitch1
dogwitch1

and you wonder why sony tv dept is lossing money

nameaprice
nameaprice

I STILL find it funny that people say sony is goin outta business, yet less than 2 years ago they were able to make a $380 Mil dollar purchase 0_0

drybones41
drybones41

4k is still pointless and expensive at this moment in time imo. I'll hop on board when it becomes the norm.

Mommas_b_o_y
Mommas_b_o_y

after using a projector, tv's seem really inferior and tiny. If you're going to buy a tv; get a projector instead. you'll thank me later

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

@DarthLod  lol maybe not on consoles. 4K looks incredible if you have a PC. Go to bed, console peasant.

Setho10
Setho10

@DeadrisingX1 Well if you can afford a $25,000 TV I would assume you also would have the money to buy a million dollar house which likely would include a room that you could fit an 85 inch TV in. So basically my answer is millionaires in their mansions. 

packtop
packtop

@Megavideogamer

Yeah it will probably take a few years before 4K become mainstream, 1080P just recently became mainstream.

rusrec
rusrec

@hoyholyhoy I was gonna say that.  While 25k is absurd, 2100 is getting in normal tv range.  Im eager to get one and just a little lower and Im in

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

By the time you are rich, you won't have to be rich to buy this.

realguitarhero5
realguitarhero5

@packtop @Megavideogamer  1080p has been mainstream for years.  Sure, it wasn't until last fall that consoles started playing in 1080p, but 1080p televisions have been in households for a long time.

ramze33
ramze33

@rusrec @hoyholyhoy  True, their 55 inch 900A is something like 2200$ in Canada, and it is 1080P, so that price is awesome!!!


al_is_here
al_is_here

@Setho10 @realguitarhero5 @packtop @Megavideogamer  

"Considering no TV station broadcasts in 1080p"

You are aware that cable and satellite television is a sinking titanic, right? people have been migrating to other services like netflix,hulu and other sites that offer 1080p+ streaming services (even youtube has been supporting 1440p and just recently started supporting 4k) and in return they are paying significantly less...in my family circumstance..for years we payed for direct tv and until a year ago we would rarely watch it (they would broadcast uninteresting shit) and eventually we cancelled it and just bought chromecast...putting that aside you are wrong though, direct tv would have shows available in 1080p.

"
lmost no major online movie streaming services stream in 1080p"

You are shitting me right? you never heard of netflix? hulu? youtube? even lesser known streaming sites offer 1080p...dude, you must be living under a rock.

"a
nd before this year virtually no games rendered in 1080p"

Please tell me you are joking....just wow...you would be right if you are just talking about consoles but 1080p has been standard for pc for a few years now...most of us are gaming at 1440p.

Setho10
Setho10

@realguitarhero5 @packtop@MegavideogamerSomething existing and something being mainstream is quite different. Considering no TV station broadcasts in 1080p, almost no major online movie streaming services stream in 1080p, and before this year virtually no games rendered in 1080p, owning a 1080p TV was a waste unless you also had a nice Blu-Ray collection or paid for Blu-Rays from Netflix.

PS2fweak
PS2fweak

@realguitarhero5 @hoyholyhoy @billlabowski  I think hoyholyhoy is referring to the development of the PS4 console. Game developers helped design the console, but they probably didn't care much about 4k. What if most developers told Sony they needed the PS4 to run games at 4k resolution? 


1080p is plenty, so why would Sony create a more expensive 4k console if the developers don't even care?

mjonk2pc
mjonk2pc

I paid $2500 for the 46" Samsung on my bedroom wall last year. Definitely worth the extra money for a high end TV. Next TV is going to be a 65" Sony or Samsung 4K set.