Japan’s Sony Group announced on Wednesday the launch of Inzone, a new line of headphones and monitors aimed at the personal computer (PC) market for videogames, as the conglomerate looks beyond its core PlayStation console gaming audience
Sony, whose PlayStation 5 console has been hit by logistics troubles, announced a switch last month towards PC and mobile devices as subscription services and tech advances open up gaming to a wider audience.
The Inzone line, developed by a unit outside Sony’s main gaming business, aims to leverage Sony’s audio and display technology, areas where Sony is seen as retaining an edge even as the company has transformed itself into an entertainment behemoth spanning movies, music and games.
Its headphones offer sound that helps players locate enemies in-game, with a wired model retailing for $99.99 in the United States and a wireless, noise-cancelling model priced at $299.99. Inzone monitors, which promise crisp visuals and a high refresh rate, cost $529.99 and $899.99 for a 4K version.
The gear echoes the design of the PlayStation 5 range and is interoperable with the console.
- Reuters with additional editing by Sean O’Meara