Japanese PlayStation 4 owners to get Niconico streaming in Spring

Once the PS4 launches in their region, Japanese users will have another streaming platform to broadcast their gaming talents – Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia has announced plans to bring video service Niconico to PS4s this spring, Gematsu reports. Niconico offers a schedule of user and corporate-created content and carries a monthly subscription fee of about $5. Comments from Niconico livestream chats typically scroll across the presentation itself, but the overlay can be turned off. 

In addition to Twitch and Ustream, Niconico live stream support is coming to Japanese PlayStation 4s this spring, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia announced. Niconico requires a premium membership to create live broadcasts. PlayStation 4 users, including those new to the Niconico Live Broadcast service, will be get a one-month free premium trial period to broadcast gameplay. The Niwango-run video sharing website is known for displaying its user comments directly on top of the video. This will also be the case on PlayStation 4.

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