Sony launching PCPS5 hardware brand, with gaming monitors and headsets

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This year, Sony Electronics is putting out a new line of gaming hardware called InZone. The headphones and monitors in this line are made to work with both the PlayStation 5 from Sony and Windows PC games. And, for better or worse, these products match the PS5’s white and black look to a T.

Sony’s interest in PC-only hardware makes sense because more of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s games that were only available on PlayStation is now available on PC.

The M9 and M5 are the two gaming monitors in Sony’s InZone line-up right now. The M9 is a 27-inch 4K screen with a refresh rate of 144 Hz. The M5 is a 1080p monitor with a refresh rate of 240 Hz. Both models have HDMI 2.1 ports, USB-C ports, and support for variable refresh rates, just like the PS5, but only the more expensive M9 has full-array local dimming, which enhances image quality by making the contrast stronger. When it comes out, the M9 will cost $899, while the M5 will cost $529.

Sony says that when these gaming monitors are connected to a PS5, they can work together in special ways. The M9 has auto HDR tone mapping, which changes the way HDR colors look, and it changes the picture mode automatically based on whether you’re playing the game or watching a film.

Sony is also releasing a wired headset, the H3, and two wireless headsets with the InZone brand. The top-of-the-line InZone H9 and the H7 both have 2.4GHz wireless and Bluetooth connectivity, and the H3 is the only wired headset. They are bigger and stronger than Sony’s current wireless headset for the PlayStation 5, the Pulse 3D. Sony says that the wireless headphones will have a battery life of 32 and 40 hours. The price of the H9 will be $299, while the H7 will cost $229 and the H3 will cost $100.

Sony said in a media release that the monitors will be sold at Sony.com and other stores this summer. On the Sony website, you can pre-order the gaming headsets right now.