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PlayStation app on new Xperia phone for easy PS4 second-screen use – CES 2014

Tuesday, 7th January 2014 00:58 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Sony is offering a $100 voucher when gamers pick up a PlayStation 4 along with its latest smartphone, the Xperia Z1S.

The promotion is part of Sony’s efforts to promote the new smartphone as a second-screen device for the PS4. The phone comes with the PlayStation app pre-installed, and is the first Sony smartphone to do so.

The Android-based device offers 32 GB of memory and a new kind of camera technology. Xperia Z1S will be pre sold starting today, with online sales kicking off next Monday and in-store availability from January 22. It comes with a collection of free PlayStation Mobile games.

We didn’t hear anything about the rumoured VR headset, or accessories for the PlayStation 4, unfortunately, but Sony did reveal the HMZ-T3W, a new personal head-mounted display with a virtual 750″ screen that sense head movement.

Apart from this news, there wasn’t much for gamers at Sony’s CES 2014 livestream. It had plenty to say about new music players, cameras and a fitness band, but the main non-gaming news likely to be of interest was updates to its 4K line, including a model that will be available in the US for under $2,000.



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  1. Moonwalker1982

    Terrible stream. It keeps bufferring and is like a slideshow here.

    #1 7 months ago
  2. Kabby

    Ustream quality in action.

    #2 7 months ago
  3. Ireland Michael

    It was streaming pretty horrendously at the start, but it seems to have stabilised.

    #3 7 months ago
  4. Erthazus

    Watching Sony is like watching a 90s’ presentation of Sony.

    Now, it is irrelevant at best. Nothing exciting. Oh look, a camera on the dog… Wooo.

    #4 7 months ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    The head mounted display…that…was it?

    An yup…i never enjoyed Sony’s conferences, they are just boring as hell. Yes i mean E3 too then.

    #5 7 months ago
  6. Erthazus

    LOL… Sony is so clueless. That “core” device will collect the data when I’m going to take a sh… for Android devices…

    #6 7 months ago
  7. Moonwalker1982

    Yeaaaaaah…i really want my whole daily life logged. ….NOT!

    #7 7 months ago
  8. TrickyAudio

    Those Xperias are lush. iPhone contract runs out soon, the compact would be ideal.

    Finally a decent looking small Android with great specs

    #8 7 months ago