Sony CEO Sees Wearable Gaming Gear in the Company’s Future

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In Sony’s version of the future, wearables will be an extension not only of smartphones, but of game consoles too.

Sony’s wearables could work with cameras, game consoles and other electronics in the future while becoming more camera-like and TV-like themselves, Sony President and CEO Kazuo Hirai said Monday.

Sony wants to bring its leading-edge image sensors and display technologies to wearables to make them stand out from competitors, he said in a discussion at Sony’s Tokyo headquarters.

Wearables that work with other gear including PlayStation consoles “have a lot of potential to make it a more exciting ecosystem,” Hirai said. “It’s not just the wearable but it’s in fact an extension of a lot of the product experiences that we bring to consumers today.”

Hirai believes that Sony can use its technological prowess, including strength in batteries, and vast content assets to make something of its entry into the wearables market.

Since the launch of its first SmartWatch in 2012, it has gone on to announce a slew of wearable devices including the SmartBand life-logging wristband that’s powered by the Android-linked Core fitness sensor.

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SOURCE: Tim Hornyak 
PC World

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