Sony's E3 briefing a mix of hardware, new gaming titles

White console, PlayStation TV and gaming trailer highlights

Editor’s Note: The following is a transcript of the video seen above.

Nick Barber voiceover: Sony mixed hardware and software news into its E3 announcements in Los Angeles Monday night. Contrasting sharply with Microsoft's game-title-heavy Xbox briefing, Sony kicked off its presentation with a new glacier-white PlayStation 4 bundle, which will be available in September.

The company's PlayStation TV, already available in Japan, will come to the U.S. for $99 this fall.

Shawn Layden, president and CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment America: “It will give you access to video and music streaming services. It will give you the ability to play hundreds of PS3 titles made available through PlayStation Now. And of course PlayStation TV will also play most Vita titles as well as PS One and PSP classics.”

Nick Barber: Sony also touched on Project Morpheus, the company's virtual reality headset, but held short of revealing commercialization plans.

Unnamed Sony representative: “At GDC in March we unveiled Project Morpheus, which demonstrates how we are fully leveraging the power of the PlayStation camera. We have Project Morpheus in our booth at E3 this year, with two new demos, so I encourage all of you to stop by and try it.”

Nick Barber: And then it was on to games like “Destiny.” The Halo-esque game will launch in alpha starting this week, with a beta coming in July.

(Game trailer footage)

“The Order 1886” is a Victorian-era monster game that will be out early next year.

(Game trailer footage)

And “Grand Theft Auto 5” will come to at least one next-gen console, the Playstation 4.

(Game trailer footage)

Nick Barber: Sony's focus on gamers over the last year has helped it beat Microsoft in sales.

Lewis Ward, research manager, gaming, IDC: “So the short version is that the PS4 is well ahead of the Xbox One. I don't have the exact install base through the first quarter, but Sony is ahead by a few million on the install base.”

Nick Barber: E3 continues through Thursday. For the IDG News Service, I’m Nick Barber.

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