Sony hasn’t been shy about his attempts to break into the PC gaming space lately. After a string of high-profile game releases from former PlayStation exclusives such as God of War and Horizon: Zero Dawn, as well as the upcoming launches of Spider-Man and The Last of Us Part 1, the company seems to have a lot more plans ahead. for expansion in this area.
Sony has now announced that it is launching a new hardware gaming brand specifically designed to target the PC gaming audience. The so-called Inzone peripherals are currently limited to monitors and headphones, with both lineups boasting high-end functionality and chassis design clearly reminiscent of the company’s flagship console.
Indeed, as some might have guessed, Sony’s new Inzone hardware brand was the subject of last week’s Sony gaming headphone leak. The three leaked headphone designs – known simply as H3, H7 and H9 – offer different levels of functionality at similarly different price points, signaling the idea that Inzone is trying to appeal to both low- and high-end gaming customers. The monitors also reflect this, as Inzone has prepared the high-end M9 and the low-end M3 to cover this hardware category.
M9, in particular, comes in at a steep $899 for a non-OLED display, but offers the full range of amenities gamers have come to expect from high-end gaming monitors. It displays the image in sharp 4K resolution with a maximum refresh rate of 144 Hz, has full VRR support, a response time of 1 ms and is rated for DisplayHDR 600. M9 is the culmination of Sony’s hardware announcement on June 28, but the lower spec M3 also remains reasonable at $529, with a 1080p/240Hz panel.
With rumors of a Sony PlayStation 5 Pro controller doing the rounds, it seems the company is taking its new endeavors pretty seriously across the board. While it remains to be seen if this is really Sony’s goal in the grand scheme of things, it seems that PlayStation is on the cusp of moving beyond being a pure console brand, even if Sony needs a new hardware subdivision to make it happen. finally choosing to do this.
Of course, the question some may have is why Sony would invest in the creation of its new Inzone branding in the first place, and the answer isn’t quite as clear-cut, especially since Inzone uses the classic PlayStation 5 colorway. Only time will tell why the company is handling this situation the way it is. In the meantime, with no word on Pro or Slim versions of the new PlayStation on the horizon, a fan has been making their own PS5 smart from the bottom up.