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Sony Reveals Streaming Game Service, PlayStation Now

CES 2014, the annual convention for all things geeky and awesome, kicked off today and from it came news of Sony’s long awaited cloud gaming service. They’re calling it PlayStation Now and it’s slated to arrive this summer. When it arrives we’ll be able to play PS1, PS2, and PS3 games over the Internet on a PS3, PS4 or PS Vita. The service will also come to non-PlayStation devices, like tablets, televisions, and smartphones, so you won’t need a gaming console to take advantage of it.

If PlayStation Now is something you might be interested in, using it is pretty straightforward. You can choose to either subscribe to a plan — the details and pricing of which has yet to be unveiled — or each game can be rented individually. The service will enter beta at the end of the month here in the States.

In related news, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House announced they’ve sold 4.2 million PS4s as of December 28th. That’s pretty impressive.



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