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.