Sony CEO Kaz Hirai: PS4’s Momentum “Very Strong;” “Great Start” for PlayStation VR

on January 4, 2017 8:35 PM

During Sony’s Press Conference from CES in Las Vegas, Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai provided more color about the performance of the PlayStation business.

After mentioning the new sales milestones just announced via press release, Hirai-san stressed that the PS4’s momentum is “very strong even in its fourth year since launch.”

He also talked about PlayStation VR, describing a “great start” for the headset, and announcing a new VR experience created by Sony Music Entertainment in collaboration with popular electronic musician Kygo.

“And though it’s not included in the numbers, PlayStation VR launched last October and gave us a great start also through the Holiday Season as well. So with PlayStation VR we’re able to provide you dramatic, transformational new gaming experience, and our ambitions for VR aren’t limited just to gaming.

Sony is well positioned to take a “One Sony” approach  to set trends in virtual reality across our content divisions, enhancing how you experience movies, music, television, and more.

Here, for Example, Sony Music Entertainment developed a VR music experience with electronic musician Kygo, and you can all experience it at our booth today, and for those in the US that are not here, rest assured, it will be available at our PlayStation Store starting today.”

Last, but not least, Hirai-san teased more content coming for PlayStation VR from both the music and film arms of Sony:

“Many more VR experiences will be coming soon from Sony Pictures Entertainment and also from Sony Music Entertainment.”

The VR experience announced by Hirai-san is titled “Carry Me: the VR experience,” and it’s already available here for $1.99. You can check out an official description and a few screenshots below.

“Inspired by the hit song “Carry Me” by superstar electronic musician Kygo, this revolutionary new music experience transports you into a stunning visual world and immerses you within beautiful environments of oceans, forests, mountains, skies and a final epic sweep of the cosmos. Feel the incredible sensation of seamlessly floating upward as you continually scale larger throughout your journey into the world of Kygo. A true must see for music fans!”

 /  Executive News Editor
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