SEOUL, Korea and TOKYO, Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the PlayStation™Now game streaming service will be available on select Samsung Smart TVs in the first half of 2015. With this partnership, Samsung Smart TV consumers in the United States and Canada will have easy access to hundreds of PlayStation®3 (PS3™) games streamed from the cloud – no consoles, downloads, or trips to the store needed.
PlayStation Now is currently offered on a variety of PlayStation platforms, including the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) system, the world's number one new gaming console. Gamers can choose from more than 200 titles from the vast library of PS3 games, ranging from action/adventure and racing to RPGs and family-friendly games. PlayStation Now offers something for everyone, representing some of the best PS3 games from the gaming industry's top developers and publishers.
The service will launch as an app that can be accessed through Samsung's Smart Hub. Once launched, a game is played using the critically acclaimed wireless controller DUALSHOCK®4 (sold separately). PlayStation Now on Samsung Smart TVs will support all functionality of the service, including the ability to earn in-game trophies, play games online with friends, and save your game progress in the cloud.
"PlayStation Now provides a new dimension to Samsung Smart TVs that consumers have been looking for – blockbuster PS3 games accessed through an intuitive interface that makes it easy to discover and play great gaming experiences," said Youngchan Kim, Vice President at Samsung Electronics. "We are excited to collaborate with PlayStation to deliver even more entertainment value to our Smart TV platform."
"Since we first introduced PlayStation Now at CES 2014, our vision has been to open the world of PlayStation to the masses by offering the service on the devices they use every day," said Masayasu Ito, Executive Vice President of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "Partnering with Samsung is a key step toward realizing this vision, as we can reach a broader audience of consumers who may not own a PlayStation console to show them why gaming with PlayStation is such a unique and amazing experience."
At CES 2015 in Las Vegas, attendees can visit the Samsung booth to have a hands-on experience with PlayStation Now on Samsung Smart TVs. Additional information about PlayStation Now is available at http://us.playstation.com/playstationnow.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Recognized as a global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes, develops and markets the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. SCEI has revolutionized home entertainment since it launched PlayStation® in 1994. PlayStation®2 further enhanced the PlayStation® legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP broadens the entertainment experiences into the portable arena. PS3 is a computer entertainment system that incorporates the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PS Vita is an ultimate portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity. PlayStation®4 redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization and deeply integrated social capabilities. PSNSM, that includes PlayStation®Store, delivers unparalleled online gaming experience to PlayStation viewers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI, along with its affiliated companies, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and its division company, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia, develops, publishes markets and distributes hardware and software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in their respective markets worldwide.
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