Sony is planning on using the Playstation 4 to help push its new 4K resolution (aka Quad HD) HDTV sets much the same way it used the Playstation 3 to push Blu-ray according to a new report released on Wednesday.
Jonathan Geller of BGR via Yahoo News is reporting that Sony will include 4K resolution support with the PS4 just as it has already with the some Blu-ray players.
4K resolution TVs get the technological moniker by supporting around 4,000 pixels across on the television screen. Common resolutions include 4096 × 1714 and 4096 × 3112 and effectively displayed four times the number of pixels on screen.
Sony is reportedly going to launch its first 4K sets in time for the holiday 2012 shopping season. The Playstation 4 is rumored to be launching late in 2013. If true, this should give Sony time to bring down the cost of the HDTV sets using 4K resolution to something that average consumers can afford.
There will likely be a shortage of media that can support the 4K resolution for quite a while so Sony will likely hope that producing a games system that will support its TV technology will help sales. It helped make Blu-ray the de facto standard for HD movies and TV shows. It didn't help so much with 3DTV though.