Gaming – Sony
Sony is a well-known name in the gaming Industry.
Many of you reading this might have owned a PlayStation one in your lives. But, how much do you really know about the company and its consoles?
In this post, we will go over how Sony started as a gaming brand as well as different Sony gaming equipment.
So, without further ado, let’s get started.
A Brief History of Sony
Before Sony, brands like Nintendo and Sega dominated the gaming industry. At this time, Sony was manufacturing components for other game systems when it decided to work with Nintendo.
However, the deal broke down, and Sony started its own company, which would eventually develop the first Playstation console.
But, why was the Playstation such a huge deal?
Well, it brought several innovations to the market that were never seen before.
It used a CD-ROM drive instead of a cartridge system. This not resulted in excellent graphics for that time but also a lower manufacturing cost. This is also why it was such a huge success.
Moreover, it also released some of its exclusive games that we’re all familiar with by now such as Gran Turismo, Tekken, and Final Fantasy.
Since the Playstation consoles were so popular, Sony also released portable devices such as the PSP and Playstation Vita.
We also have a post on Nintendo that you can read here.
Sony Gaming Equipment
We’re all familiar with Sony’s Playstation. The most recent is Playstation 5, which gained popularity as soon as it was released.
But, if you’ve never owned one, you can read all about it here.
What other equipment does Sony have for gamers?
Well, you’ll be pleased to know that it has a whole line of gear dedicated to streamers and online gaming.
One thing that stands out is the Playstation HD Camera.
So, if you want to stream to Twitch or Youtube directly from your PS5, this is a must-have.
While testing it out, we were able to use its special background tools to cut and replace our background. This was a huge help since it didn’t require us to game in a professional studio.
Sony has also released its line of headsets.
Out of all the headsets we tested, the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset was the most impressive. It is designed with comfortable ear cups for long gaming sessions. Moreover, you can use it both with PS4 and PS5.
We also have an in-depth guide on headsets and why they’re important. You can read all about it here.
If you’re someone who games for longer periods, it’s good to have a backup controller in case it runs out of charging.
For this reason, Sony came out with its DualSense Charging Station which lets you charge two controllers at the same time.
It not only helps you free up USB ports, but you can use the spare controller as soon as you’ve exhausted the other one so you can jump back into your game as soon as possible.
Other than that, you can also make use of other Sony accessories such as:
- PS5 Dual Sense Controller
- WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD
- Playstation Media Remote
- SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless
- Playstation Plus
Sony used to be known for its Playstation consoles. But, with its recent gaming gear launch, it has become much more than that.
So, if you’re someone who’s serious about gaming we suggest you invest in Sony’s gaming accessories.
If you already own the PS5, our biggest recommendation is the Dual Sense Controller. However, if you’re interested in laptop gaming, Sony also has an extensive line of monitors and headsets.