Sony Announce A New Console – PlayStation Vita TV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MoTr_-FE0U

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.

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59 Comments

  1. Great news.

    This should expand the Vita userbase considerably. And more third party development should follow.

    It won’t convince the majority of customers who want a handheld, but for those who want games like Killzone, they should be happy.

    I might get this myself seeing as it’s not very expensive. Of course, the games won’t look quite as good on the TV as the Vita’s 5″, but still…

  2. Brilliant little gizmo!! Would get a lot of use out of this!!

  3. Yep, I’ll be getting one of these for the bedroom. Gonna wait until you can get it with a DS4 though. That way I’ll end up with 2 x DS4s for the PS4 and just use my existing 2 x DS3s for Vita TV and the PS3.

    • Hyped I’ll be able to play Wipeout 2048, Golden Abyss, etc.. too, as have no intention of ever buying a Vita.

  4. Does this mean the Vita firmware will finally get DLNA support or are Sony really going to release a portable media streaming device without it?

  5. Any hints as to how this will work PSN account-wise?

    Current Vita handhelds have their memory cards locked to one PSN account, and existing Remote Play requires you to sign into the same PSN account on both devices…

    If this works the same (granted we haven’t seen how PS4 RP works yet) I can see this limiting its value in multi-user household…

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