CES 2023 announced some pretty impressive hardware, but for gaming fans, some fascinating bits of equipment could excite PC and console gamers alike.
And since CES deals with all kinds of gaming hardware and tech, there’s plenty to get excited about, even if you’re not just a gaming fan, with headsets, controllers, and laptops all set to be unveiled during the event.
So if you’re interested in learning about some of the best gaming hardware announced at CES 2023, we can help. We’ll see.
1. Project Leonardo for PlayStation 5
One of the most notable announcements from CES 2023 was PlayStation’s reveal of a new accessibility controller for the PlayStation 5.
With a title in development by Project Leonardo, the controller aims to help people with gaming disabilities to make it easier for them to play their favorite PlayStation 5 titles and extend the potential time they can spend playing.
Project Leonardo represents a huge step forward for PlayStation, with an accessibility track record notably behind Xbox with its own adaptive controller, health and safety features, and parental settings on Xbox Series X|S.
But with Sony saying that it has worked with game developers, community members, and accessibility experts to develop Project Leonardo, the PlayStation Accessibility Controller is shaping up to be a powerful rival to the Xbox Adaptive Controller.
Regardless of your console preference, Project Leonardo is a significant step forward for accessible gaming, bridging the accessibility gap between Xbox and PlayStation and making console gaming even more accessible.
For more information about the Leonardo Project, you can take a look at the official page PlayStation Blog post for Sony’s first affordable PlayStation 5 controller.
2. PS VR2 for PlayStation 5
Sticking with PlayStation, another major CES announcement that you may be interested in was the showcase of PlayStation’s upcoming virtual reality headset, PS VR2.
With PlayStation’s next iteration of PS VR looking to improve almost every aspect of the original headset, seeing the gameplay of the new PS VR2 in action at CES was pretty exciting if you’re a fan of VR gaming.
And with its showcase, PlayStation showcased two current PlayStation 5 titles that will be compatible with PS VR2, Gran Turismo 7 and Beat Saber, with Gran Turismo 7 compatibility launching with PS VR2 in February 2023.
With the latest version of PSVR on the way, you need to dig into what we know about PSVR 2 to decide if you think the headset is a substantial enough improvement over its predecessor.
3. Alienware M18 and X16 Gaming Laptops
Moving away from console gaming, CES 2023 also showed off some impressive new Alienware gaming laptops, the M18 and X16.
If you’re a fan of big screens, the Alienware M18 gaming laptop has you covered with a whopping 18-inch display, sacrificing weight and portability in the process.
Interestingly, you would be wrong to think that Alienware would have tried to make the M18 as slim and portable as possible. According to tom’s guidethe M18 is very heavy and bulky for a gaming laptop, and rather than striving for portability, it aims to be a desktop replacement.
So if you’re a fan of desktop PC gaming, the M18 could be the perfect laptop for you, as it provides an impressive display and uses an NVIDIA RTX 4090 graphics card.
The second Alienware gaming laptop to be shown at CES 2023 was the X16, a new flagship laptop that uses a taller 16:10 ratio screen. So while the X16’s chassis and size are actually smaller than the previous X17 laptop, the 16-inch screen and aspect ratio make the screen noticeably larger.
Like the M18, if you’re interested in using the best graphics cards possible, the X16 also uses an NVIDIA RTX 4090 graphics card.
As a fan of PC gaming, whether via desktop or laptop, Alienware has you covered with the X16 and M18 laptops unveiled at CES 2023.
4. JBL 360X/P and 910X/P Quantum Gaming Headset for Xbox and PlayStation
With CES 2023 already giving PlayStation its own showcase for PSVR 2 and Project Leonardo, console gaming fans were already well served by CES 2023. But if you’re a fan of online console gaming, JBL may have announced the perfect headphones for you.
With the announcement of JBL’s 360X/P and 910X/P Quantum Headphones, online console gaming gets an update. Both models feature JBL’s QuantumSPATIAL 360 audio that enables head tracking to ensure accuracy, and DualSOURCE, ensuring you can seamlessly take calls while gaming.
Having been designed specifically for PlayStation and Xbox, the Quantum 360X/P and 910X/P headset also feature a complete design overhaul to represent the console of your choice.
So if you want to step up your online social networking and gaming technology, JBL’s new Quantum headphones make the perfect CES announcement.
Get the most out of gaming in 2023 with the best hardware available
By keeping up with events like CES 2023, you can ensure you’re aware of the best hardware available to suit your gaming needs. Whether it’s for PC, console or laptop, CES brings you the best technology, no matter your preferences.
And with some of the biggest releases of 2022 coming to 2023, what better way to test the best games than with new hardware?