Taking to the stage at CES 2017 last night, Sony President Kaz Hirai highlighted the PlayStation 4’s holiday success, which brought lifetime sales to more than 53.4 million. He then continued by talking about PlayStation VR:
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 are able to provide you dramatic, transformational new gaming experiences. And our ambitions for VR are not 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.
Kaz then showcased the new Kygo ‘Carry Me’ VR Experience for PlayStation VR, which is developed by Sony Music Entertainment. A VR music experience with electronic musician Kygo, it’s priced at $1.99 USD through the PlayStation Store and “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.” A European release date wasn’t given.
Kaz added, “Many more VR experiences will be coming soon from Sony Pictures Entertainment and also from Sony Music Entertainment.”
If you’re attending CES, the Sony booth has a VR demo of Gran Turismo Sport and a demo of Farpoint with the Aim Controller.