Sony have just surprised us all by revealing PlayStation Vita TV, a 6cm by 10cm (tiny) device which allows you to watch video and network services or even play Vita and PSP games on your TV, controlled by a DualShock 3.
It appears to be a small console which is powered by the same stuff as the Vita, and includes an HDMI port for hooking up to your TV. There’ll be 1300 titles available
The system also works as a companion device, which allows you to play PS4 games in another room without the need for a second console. That’s amazing.
It’ll be available in Japan on November 14th and will cost 9,945 yen or 14,994 yen with tax for a bundle including a controller and an 8GB memory card.
So, that’s about £70 for a device that allows you to play Vita games on your TV, or PS4 games in another room, as well as a plethora of TV and video content. I’m in.
UPDATE: We’ve been sent a few more details on the system from Sony.
- There will be a system software update to patch in DualShock 4 support.
- It can connect to other PS Vitas via ad hoc mode.
- Two DualShock 3 controllers can be paired to the system, allowing for playing PS1 titles.
- PS Vita can be used as a controller for some Wii U like functionality.
- Will support “nasne”, a networked recorder and media storage device.