Could the next PlayStation be a glove and a visor? – CNBC

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But this does have the potential to cannibalize future PlayStation sales, whereas the current PlayStation VR offering is an add-on to consoles. So why would Sony want to bring this to market?

“You could argue, why should they establish a competitor to its already existing and well running PlayStation business, especially in the current generation? Sony is clearly winning against its rivals,” Serkan Toto, chief executive of game industry consultancy Kantan Games, told CNBC by phone.

“But PlayStation Now is already a competitor to PS4 as it can be used on the PS4, but also on the PS3, PS TV and on a lot of Sony TVs out there. They already have two different platforms and ways to entertain people,” Toto said, explaining that the console and cloud gaming system could work together if it comes to market in the form of the glove and new headset.

Of course, for this to be a success, Sony will need to vastly improve the games available on PlayStation Now. Most of the titles featured are older games from the PS3 and PS2 and none are compatible with VR.

“The content has to be tailor made for this new device which Sony is apparently looking at. The catalog that PlayStation Now has is mostly old titles and not compatible with the power glove device.”

Could the next PlayStation be a glove and a visor? – CNBC