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“PlayStation Now” Streaming Service Announced at CES 2014

PlayStation Now
Update: The PlayStation blog has confirmed that this summer’s roll-out will be US-only. No European timescales have been announced yet.

Original story: During CES today, Andrew House announced PlayStation Now, based on the Gaikai streaming service. This will allow gamers to stream PlayStation 1, 2 and 3 games on tablets, the PlayStation Vita and other online devices. Assuming your internet is stable enough, you should be able to streaming HD games like The Last of Us with “low latency”, according to House.

You’ll be able to rent by title or get a range of titles through a subscription model. The closed beta will start in the US at the end of January with an expected full roll-out this Summer.

In his short presentation, House also managed to throw in the fact that they’d sold 4.2 million PS4s by 28th December, significantly more than the 3 million Xbox Ones that Microsoft reported yesterday.