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Live: Watch Sony's CES 2014 Press Conference Right Here

Posted by Sammy Barker

Time to enter a different dimension?

It’s been a while since CES has been the big destination for gaming announcements, but speculation suggests that Sony is set to reveal its rumoured PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset during its media briefing tonight. Is that realistic? Honestly, we think that the platform holder would have made a bigger deal out of the press conference if it was going to happen – but the firm has dropped a handful of shocks over the past year or two, so you just never know.

Whatever products the electronics giant pulls out on stage, know that former PlayStation president Kaz Hirai will be anchoring the event, so it may be worth tuning in just to see the Ridge Racer aficionado shake his stuff. The event’s set to kick off at 17:00PM PST/01:00AM GMT, and we’ll be joining you for the ride. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for live reaction to any gaming related unveilings.

User Comments (19)



Gamer83 said:

Couldn't care less about a VR headset. I'd like them to announce a new game or two but I guess CES isn't exactly the place for that.



get2sammyb said:

I think the best we get tonight are PS4 sales numbers.

EDIT: Although, I just noticed this got posted on the PS Blog. Maybe there will be more...



Cowboysfan-22 said:

Lifelog? So Sony's new bracelet can tell me I sat in my recliner and played PS4 for hours. Wow sounds like something I need... (Not)



get2sammyb said:

Can someone explain to me why Sony makes about 10,000 different phones. I've never understood why they don't just put out one or two amazing ones a year and promote them like crazy. Isn't that what Apple does? I mean, it's mind boggling the amount of options they have.



Squiggle55 said:

I hope that wasn't the rumored gaming vr headset because it looks like the successor to their already existing hd headset which costs a lot more than what I was hoping for a ps4 peripheral. Give me the oculus rift price.



sajoey said:

Well...we've still got the keynote to look forward to tomorrow...yay?



Squiggle55 said:

@get2sammyb that's good. I was worried bc they seemed to mention gaming and headtracking. I really hope they're able to hit less than $500.



Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

@get2sammyb its an awful idea, I can understand Nokia doing this because they have a major focus on supplying cheap phones for the developing world. Sony what are you doing? Money sink hole. I got a nexus 4 last summer, it worked so well that a few months later I upgraded to the nexus 5. My last experience of a sony phone was the xperia play and it broke within a few months, rubbish.



KAPADO said:

So nothing mind blowing was revealed ?
I'm glad I slept through it then



Cyrso said:

@RyoHazuki @get2sammyb
Well it's simply a matter of covering as much of the market as possible, the low-end, mid-range and high-end. When you have a small marketshare in the smartphone market it's best thing to do because you have the higher chance of people picking one Xperia smartphone by offering a lot of options. Manufacturers like Sony, LG, htc (any manufacturer that isn't Samsung or Apple) can't afford to simply make 'one or two amazing phones' a year, it would be extremely risky. The best thing to do is try do cover differnt ends of the market.

Comparing it to Apple is silly, anything with the Apple logo sells, Apple is already the giant in the smartphone and tablet market, they aren't struggling to gain a significant marketshare so they can allow themselves to stick with their iPhone updates.

I think it's also how Samsung got their huge marketshare making thousands and thousands different models (much much more than Sony) and slapping 'Galaxy' on every Android device.

I mean covering the other ends of the market doesn't have to come at the expense of sacrificing the higher end of the market.. And when you're already struggling for the third place in the smartphone market with LG, htc etc, why would you shoot yourself in the foot by only making a few high-end models?

And usually promoting their flagship models like Xperia Z, Xperia Z1 is usually what they do on top of offering all the other mid-range models.

And I think the Xperia phones are great, actually.



PMasterTy9 said:

@KAPADO I thought them announcing Playstation Now and the cloud based TV service was pretty cool. The projector technology seemed pretty cool to if it works like they suggested kind of like stuff you see on Sci-Fi shows.

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