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Sony unveils new versions of PlayStation 4

 

Sony unveils new versions of PlayStation 4

(Reuters) – Sony Interactive Entertainment, a division of Sony Corp <6758.T>, on Wednesday unveiled two new versions of its PlayStation 4 console in an effort to help Sony maintain its sales lead over Microsoft Corp. and Nintendo Co. Ltd. <7974.T>.

The PlayStation 4 Pro, which will begin November 10, higher resolution and more realistic images will be supported by using 4k resolution and higher dynamic range (HDR), said Andrew House, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment a PlayStation event in new York City Tuesday announced the new products. The console will cost $ 399

In addition, the company has unveiled a slimmer, lighter and more energy-efficient version of its PlayStation 4 console, which will be September 15 and will cost $ 299

PlayStation Pro, whose code name is “Neo” is Sony’s virtual reality headset supports, thanks to the introduction of in October.

The PlayStation VR headset will buy in the United States on October 13 with 50 titles by the end of the year, the company said.

In addition, Sony will upgrade available that already over 40 million users of its PlayStation 4 console will enable you to upgrade to HDR, said House.

Netflix Inc. will launch a new app when the console pilot with 600 hours of 4K content, including his hit crime series “Narcos,” says House. YouTube unit, Google also plans an app for PS 4 Pro, he said.

Since the 2013 launch, Sony has more than 40 million units of the PlayStation 4 console, far surpassing Microsoft Corp Xbox One and Nintendo sold Wii

Sony said the games is now set on the biggest growth driver, helped by strong sales PS4 console, an increase of subscribers to its PlayStation network and the launch of its virtual reality headset are.

In the financial year to March 2017 Sony expects the game unit to account for 45 percent of its total operating profit.

Sony PS4 predict sales at 20 million units for the current financial year, from last year’s 17.7 million units

(Reporting by Jessica Toonkel in New York, Additional reporting by Makiko Yamazaki Tokyo, Editing by Sandra Maler).