Today, during Sony President and CEO Kazuo Hirai's CES keynote, Sony Computer Entertainment president and Group CEO Andrew House announced that more than 4.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles have been sold worldwide as of December 28, 2013. This follows yesterday's announcement
by Microsoft that over 3 million Xbox One consoles have been sold through the end of 2013.
Also, Sony today announced that PlayStation Now (PS Now), their new streaming game service, will be available in the US this summer. With PlayStation Now, you will be able to stream popular hits and classic games from the PS3 library, first on PS4 and PS3 systems, followed by PS Vita.
In addition to PlayStation platforms, most 2014 US models of Sony’s BRAVIA TV lineup will support PS Now. Eventually the service will expand beyond PlayStation platforms and Sony devices, allowing you to stream PlayStation games across a broad range of Internet-connected devices.
Leveraging Gaikai’s advanced cloud-based technology, PlayStation Now will allow you to:
- Play video games instantly across multiple devices, similar to the way you might stream TV, movies, and music.
- Stream full games to all of your compatible PlayStation devices including PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita as well as non-PlayStation devices, beginning with 2014 BRAVIA TV models and expanding to numerous other Internet-connected devices.
- Always play the most updated version of your game. With games hosted in the cloud, you can take your game with you – just log in with your Sony Entertainment Network account on a compatible device and your games and saved progress will be easily available.
PS Now will begin a Beta program in the US at the end of January with an expected full roll-out in the US this summer.