PS Vita TV Remade Into A Console For $95, Plays Vita And PSP Games On Your TV

By Spencer . September 9, 2013 . 12:59am

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Update: We have more information about PlayStation Vita TV including the system’s spec sheet posted here.

Sony announced PlayStation Vita TV. The tiny device allows users to play PS Vita games on their TV. PS Vita TV also supports downloadable PSP games and PsOne titles in the Game Archives section with a DualShock 3

 

PS Vita TV also supports remote play so you can stream PS4 games to another TV in your house. The device also supports video services from Tsutaya TV, hulu, and NicoNico. Joysound karaoke, Sony’s reader, Y-Next, and Radiokio.jp.

 

PS Vita TV will be available in Japan on November 14 for 9,480 yen ($95). A 14,280 yen ($143) bundle with a PS Vita TV, DualShock 3 and 8GB memory stick will also be available.


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  • http://jpoplove.eu/ jpoplove

    This is very cool. But I’d like to check first how Vita games looks on TV.

    • jujubee88

      Yeah, I suspect there will be tiny boarders on stuff like native VITA games (at least, since VITA is like 544p).

      Even if it’s big ass boarders (which it wont be since the translation of screen dimensions isn’t that awful), it wont be a dealbreaker for me though since seeing any VITA game on the big screen is better than none.

      • Solomon_Kano

        They showed footage of it in action and there were no borders on the screen. There’s an image up top, actually (small though).

  • Chris Yuen

    Persona 4 Golden on my TV screen. *drool*

    • transferstudentx

      this

    • jujubee88

      Yes. Yes.

      My coach potato social link just grew!

    • AuraGuyChris

      It’s Like A Dream Come True.

      *Plays said song*

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imRSi90uUH8

    • Ric Vazquez

      You read my mind

  • wiiarebrothers

    How does this work with the touchscreen and the touch panel on the back?

    • benhofb

      From what I understand, it doesn’t. It uses the DualShock 3 as a controller, so I believe touch is a no-go.

      • Kyosuke Yoshino

        That’s kinda interesting, some games like Zero Escape won’t be playable without touch.
        Maybe if they simulate touch, on the second analogue, like with a PC-Mouse, but I’m not sure how well that would work.

        • Kevadu

          Keep in mind that the Vita already *has* two analog sticks. You can’t simulate touch with the second stick if it’s already being used for something…

          • Kyosuke Yoshino

            That’s true, however the second analog stick isn’t used in all games, there could be a switch or something.
            Also, it would be an option for Developers to release patches for their older games, so they’re playable without a touch-screen on PS Vita TV, that would be the best, though it takes work.

          • ヴィンチェンゾ Vincenzo

            Maybe a combination of R2 or L2 + analog stick could be a solution, though a real touchscreen is far better, no doubt about it.

      • wiiarebrothers

        Unsuscribe

    • Jelly

      It’s a mystery.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Leafy_Cam Leafhopper

      There is already a tweet saying that NOT all games will work due to touch.

      https://twitter.com/kobunheat/status/376980522318061568

      • D H

        It’s also always possible that, since, as far I know, the DualShock 4 is bluetooth, we’ll be able to use that on the Vita TV as well, and then have a touchscreen-like feature… At least, it seems to make sense to me.

  • GameWinner

    At the right price, this will sell.
    S-So more sells equals more Vita games!?

    • leingod

      Let’s hope that’s the case!

    • PreyMantis

      Considering it lacks the touch screen, touch pad, and other features of the portable version, it’s anyone’s guess…

  • Kyosuke Yoshino

    This is nice and all, but this explains why they didn’t added TVOut for PS Vita-2000 either… this way we have to buy 2 devices, but at least the price is reasonable.

  • benhofb

    I don’t see too much of a need for this (for me, personally). What I would really love is proper TV out for the Vita…

    • leingod

      I would’ve too, but what the heck. Still wanna know what that unused port next to the Vita card one is about, though… now that we know it’s not TV Out :P

      • benhofb

        RIGHT?! No matter who you talk too, everyone calls it an “Accessory Port,” but I have yet to see a single accessory that uses it! For all we know it is the gateway to an alternate dimension or something!

    • http://jpoplove.eu/ jpoplove

      With this you can stream PS4 games to another TV in your house. This is convenient.

      • benhofb

        Yes, that is pretty cool. And it seems really affordable, I just wish that they would do something for the people who want TV use and portability on the standard Vita, you know?

        • Solomon_Kano

          Honestly, as a Vita owner, I wouldn’t mind grabbing this secondary device at that price. For half the (current) price of an actual Vita, you get all of its functions, all of the PS3′s media options, and PS4 streaming through your house? I think it’s a pretty good deal.

          I don’t have a bunch of TVs and I’m fine with my game’s portable, so I won’t, but I would be willing.

          • Kevadu

            Keep in mind that you’ll probably have to buy another memory card too, which suddenly raises the effective price. I guess there’s some chance you could just plug your current card into it, but I seriously doubt it. Sony designed those cards from a paranoid security standpoint and they’re tied to a particular account and system. You would need to reformat the card to use with a different system.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Comes with 8 GB on-board. Not a whole lot, but I’d probably just use it for my PSP and PS1 games anyway. It’d cover those, at least.

          • Kevadu

            Nope, that’s just the ‘value pack’ bundled with a DS3 for 14,994 yen. Though I guess that pretty much makes the card free if you need a DS3, but if you don’t need another DS3 it’s not that great a deal.

            Either way it’s not $100.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Hm. Well, I guess I’d just go for the bundle then. I could use another DS3 and it’d be cheaper than buying it + 8 GB separately.

  • SirRichard

    This is pretty interesting, and potentially pretty clever; there’s plenty of people who like what they see on handhelds, but not the handheld itself. This way, they can play it on their TV, and Sony can wring more Vita software sales out of people. I wonder how well it’ll do?

    • leingod

      My thoughts exactly… a weird, but clever move.

    • JustThisOne

      What I don’t understand is why the hell they didn’t just plug in the Vita to a TV, but I suppose there’s no way it can be that simple.

      • popo123

        Cuz its also a remote play for the Ps4. So its like a ps4/vita/psp in one.

        • JustThisOne

          Ohhh! I think I had totally misunderstood how this thing worked. Or.. maybe I still am. e__e Maybe I ought to rewatch that part again.

      • tubers

        $ 99 cost of entry can be tempting to some even though it’s an incomplete device (needs MMC).

    • Scissors

      This is a really great idea, but how will this work? Most of the Vita games that don’t make use of touchscreen, gyro, back touchpad, and camera are already available on PSN for PS3, and the games that aren’t would have to be patched which would be more than a simple patch for a lot of games it would have to do with a lot of redesigning alternatives to certain features, and who knows how many developers are willing to put in the money and time to develop that to attract the market of people who only own a PS Vita TV and no regular Vita.

      • Syn

        But even as they develop games with less features, it will still mean more software for the Vita, meaning more diverse library as well as the fact that some might always want to play those games and thus buy a Vita in the end, could work extremely well for the Vita in terms of boosting software productions…but we will just have to see how this goes I guess

  • Milla

    better then getting a ridicilous expensive mod to capture vita. now i can use my cap card with vita..

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Woah!! This, I didn’t see coming.

  • Nitraion

    IS this a console or just device that connect your Vita to a TV?
    if this aconsole then 95$ is good price really

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Basically, its an Ouya for non touch based Vita games with services

      • benhofb

        Well and content consumption, of course. Plus PS4 streaming and PS1/PSP games.

      • Nitraion

        Hmm i think they will re-adjust the game with touch pad with usual firmware update…
        so it can translate with DS3 or DS4

  • WhyWai

    Why a separated device? It should be made that I can plug in my Vita then play the games In my Vita on it with the same save file. work like smartphone docking.. that would be great.

    • benhofb

      That’s what I would have wanted as well, but I can see this being for people not willing to shell out $200 on a full-fledged Vita (although, I don’t see why you wouldn’t want to pay the extra $100; a standard vita is portable and has that gorgeous screen…).

  • drproton

    I think it’s a really clever idea. There’s a bit of a void in the budget console market right now, as even the $99 Xbox 360 has a lot of hidden fees.

    Playing PSV,PSP,PS1 games and using streaming content services could appeal to a lot of people at a price point that’s competitive with most internet tv boxes without gaming capabilities; plus the capability of remote playing PS4 in another room in your home.

  • Nirun Rangraengjit

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees. Now i don’t have to spend 300+ dollars to play vita games.

  • konsama

    I would actually buy this thing to ply Vita games more than a vita. With bonus of watching PSP games as they should have onTV.

  • GriffithOfTheHawk

    Well that’s the second bold move after the removal of the OLED screen for the Lite Vita. They need to expand the user base of the Vita not shrink it. All the exclusives : Uncharted, Gravity Rush, Soul Sacrifice and more are no longer enticing for a Vita purchase. Ok everyone wanted them on PSN (playable on PS3) and that’s their answer ?
    Does Sony really think that Media Create will add the sales of this device to the Vita ones ?

    Also according to the press release it won’t play ALL Vita games.

    • neocatzon

      While Vita lite is more or less an answer to 2DS, this one is more answer to Ouya. It can’t satisfied everyone and we don’t know Sony takes on reverse remote play. Both of them I think are a good way to expand the user base. Both play in accessibility (price and service).

      Vita TV is interesting because it can play ps1, psp, and vita (with exceptions) plus the stream services. It’s a good deal for the price. It can be a good complement (or substitutes) for ps4.

      • GriffithOfTheHawk

        Yes when you take into account ps1, psp and stream functions it’s a good device no question about it. But for the Vita side it’s like Sony is giving up. Who would buy a Vita now ?
        Vita TV is the better deal not the original or the Lite version.
        I think this device will “cannibalize” the Vita sales and have a limited effect on software sales.

        Anyway i’m really curious to see how MC, NPD, GFK, etc, will treat its sales and if they can track them accurately.

        • Kevadu

          Why buy a Vita? I don’t know…because it’s portable?

          You know that’s a feature that actually matters to a lot of people.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Especially in Japan.

        • neocatzon

          About how this will actually impact Vita sales, we have to wait.
          This is how I see Vita TV for Vita:
          Vita TV as a good deal > more user plays Vita games > more Vita developers > satisfied Vita users and more Vita users.

          Just like I said before, Sony open more doors to Vita software..

          • PreyMantis

            I think you misunderstood his comment. He was saying that Vita TV makes all the games that uses the other features of the Vita (touch screen, touch pad, etc.) useless and unplayable. With the ability to play PS1 games, PSP game, etc. on Vita TV, it makes the regular Vita and Vita Lite incentives less appealing; thus, dwindling their sales. This also poses a problem to the future Vita games because it can make the touch screen, touch pad, and other features useless if developers start developing games with the Vita TV in mind.

          • neocatzon

            No I understand that, Vita for Vita TV is severely downgraded in features. Let me elaborate, by making this cheaper and more available way to “taste” Vita softwares, original Vita is seen as a more better product.

            We can’t accurately predict what will happen to Vita handhelds sales.
            But, I can say think two advantages to this move.
            1. Hardware: Vita TV as a door to handheld Vitas.
            By appealing Vita software to as much user as possible. Some of these users recognize how good Vita as a handheld and they know there’s a better experience there.

            2. Software: Vita softwares as the next gen handheld softwares.
            Done with psp, the dev must move on to Vita. As you can see this phenomenon is currently a trend for Japanese developers. More VNs coming to Vita and this is important, knowing more than half psp softwares are VNs.

            As Vita user myself, I can understand your worries that future Vita devs may abandoned the features that actually make Vita shines. But, knowing low sales on VIta (at least it can’t beat 3DS) I think Sony is trying to make an impact on Vita once again (like when a new console released).

            Once the Vita get it’s recognition. More devs for Vita, meaning more softwares. While not all of them have to utilize the features Vita had, some devs can. One of our future favorite title may come from these future devs.

            It’s all about getting users, devs, and softwares as much as possible for Vita.

  • Stranger On The Road

    Very interesting idea, but to be honest, I would rather have had the functionality of stream the PS Vita games to the TV using the PS3. This device is good, but a reverse remote play is still something to look forward to.

  • Nas

    Gravity Rush on the big screen.

  • Kyosuke Yoshino

    It would be a wise idea if Sony asked developers to release patches for games, which would be currently unplayable on PS Vita TV. With most games it wouldn’t be that hard to make a patch which removes touch-controls, or at least makes them playable with buttons too, that way every game could be also playable on PS Vita TV.

    • Kami nii

      I agree with you but would it be more convenient if they allow Ps vita to be used as a controller? I’ mean its PS vita TV so why would PS vita not be used as a controller right? I hope in future updates they would implement this.

      • Kyosuke Yoshino

        You’re perfectly right about this, it would be a very good idea.
        I think it’s mainly aimed at people who don’t have a PS Vita yet, but this feature should be really added later.

        • Kami nii

          we can only speculate but this is very needed if they want to boost sale I mean who wouldn’t wanna buy a vita if that happens, Ps vita+ Ps vita tv alone is a win! and if you add PS4? whats not to like about consoles complementing each other

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    Oh wow, this is certainly out of left field. I wonder how this is going to affect hardware sales.

    • Solomon_Kano

      It’s interesting to consider. Japan favors portables to home consoles… but it’s half the price of an actual Vita. So if they’re willing to give up that portability, they get a better deal.

      In any other market, I’d expect it to take a bite out of Vita hardware sales, but with that love for portables in effect, I really can’t picture how they’ll receive it. What wins out, price or mobility? It should be interesting to see.

      Either way though, Sony kinda set up a no-lose for scenario for getting the Vita hardware into more hands. I think that’s what’s most interesting here. You might buy it for the PS4 streaming abilities, you might buy it for the media set top box capabilities, you might buy it for the PSP and Vita games but, ultimately, you now own Vita hardware no matter why you bought it. So if this thing really takes off, even if actual Vita hardware suffers initially, devs now have a bigger potential consumer base and more games means more Vita hardware sold — portable or no — and more hardware funnels back to more games.

      If it doesn’t take off, well, then folks still have the Vita redesign to grab onto. So, yea, I think this is interesting. I don’t know that Japan is where it’ll see its biggest audience, but I think it has potential.

      • jujubee88

        At the very least, it will be a good thing for the old folks home.

        Imagine old Mrs. Yamaguchi in the nursing home just playing Gravity Rush,

        “Oh my, back in my day we didn’t have flying powers. We used to walk to where we wanted. With no feet. And no oxygen….there wasn’t even an earth back then.”

        This thing is perfect. :]

      • Shady Shariest

        If they allow save-transferring between this and the (Sorry, THE) Vita… That is the only question left after all this speculation…

        Edit: Save-transfer would make them both sell in a heartbeat… I could imagine popping up a Disgaea on the TV-screen and then playing the game with all the progress on Bus-drives…

        • Solomon_Kano

          I think that’d make sense, what with us already being able to migrate saves on PS3. It’d be a real missed opportunity if they excluded that from a device running actual Vita hardware.

          • Shady Shariest

            Hmhmhm~m… Sony is just hitting us like a punching bag with all these new things :3

          • Kai2591

            Hit us more! <3

          • Shady Shariest

            ~_~
            Must. Not. Make. A.Dirty.Joke.

          • Kai2591

            do it.
            DOOO IIIITTTT.

          • Shady Shariest

            Arrite…
            *Cough*
            Oh- *Gets strangled by mods*

            Edit: Whip me more, i can take it!

          • Kai2591

            A brother has fallen….curse you mods!!1

            lulz.

          • Shady Shariest

            Play…A tout…Le monde… During… TGS… For me… *Cough*

          • Kai2591

            We will, brother, so rest in peace.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn01nSG4cvU

          • Shady Shariest

            *????-2013*
            *Died in a Sony-Fire*

            (Well, this was random :3)

          • Kai2591

            ;)

          • Testsubject909

            What? Like Kai2591 being Sony’s personal whipping boy toy? And he’s loving it? When Sony takes it’s big stick of game releases and just slaps his plump desires just waiting to burst out in excitement?

            Too direct?

          • Solomon_Kano

            And to think it’s not even TGS, yet.

    • $36598391

      I bet this won’t make it outside of Japan just like all of those vita’s listed in the other articles like the FF X and X-2, Gundam and God Eater vitas
      hell, Japan has VITA’s with blue, red and any other color you could possibly want while NA only has white and black colored vitas

    • ronin4life

      Honestly, I can’t see it doing well… it just serves no purpose great enough to justify it beyond a very small, specific market.
      It can only play some Vita games, is comparable to a ps3 in costs and has hideous memory while basically requiring it. People who own a Vita/psp/ps3 are gaining next to nothing while people who don’t are better off getting one or more of those devices.
      I also don’t get the excitement surrounding it here… aside from the initial shock of its announcement, upon scrutiny it just seems overly and limitedly frivolous: to the extant of having a microscopic market and comparatively little value.

  • Dexward

    Damn, I thought it could play UMDs.

  • JuVu

    Namco. Bandai.

    I hope you’re watching this. You know what we want.

    • Nitraion

      Lol there is no reason to not localize ToH:R and ToI:R
      if this succed

      • DyLaN

        God Eater 2 anyone?

  • molivious

    I’m pretty sure that online would be a given, but i wonder if it’s features include local adhoc connection as well. I mean, if handheld PSVita/PSP owners are allowed to join into the party as well… then this would make it a really good deal.

    oh and, good lord. *rubs eyes* Is this Sony?

  • Go2hell66

    this is even more wacky than the 2DS announcement. won’t this just kill vita sales entirely?

    • molivious

      I’d think that the point is to grab audience, grab developers… then tally their losses in the end.

      It could end up being a “profitable loss”.

    • Kami nii

      No because it supports the Ps vita more like @molivious:disqus wrote it could end up gaining profit in the end,

    • leingod

      No it won’t, since it targets another audience. Us who want full portability will still prefer the handheld version.

  • YouGusta

    95$ is a steal!

  • ヴィンチェンゾ Vincenzo

    It’s a clever way to expand the fanbase of the console(so more consoles= more games) but I’ve got only one doubt: how will ti emulate touch and motion features? In some games like Gravity Rush they are pretty essential to beat the game.

    • Solomon_Kano

      It won’t. They said not every Vita game will be available, though I’d imagine it’d also be possible for devs to potentially patch out some of the touch controls. I’d think that’s possible, at least.

      • neocatzon

        what if they allow dualshock 4 in (far) future update?

        • Solomon_Kano

          I think that’d be a sensible step. The touchpad would solve that problem everywhere except where games use front and back touch, like Little Deviants.

          • Kyosuke Yoshino

            It says in the document that compatibility with PS4 will be improved in the future, so I think there’s a good chance!

          • Solomon_Kano

            Oh? Nice.

    • Kami nii

      I think the only possible viable solution for this touchpad problem is the ps vita itself being used as a controller but seeing as they announce that it can’t play ps vita games that feature touchpad, I hope they release a firmware in the future that can :)

  • Shady Shariest

    Waaatttttt!

  • Just Tim

    Why wasn’t this implemented earlier? It doesn’t help that the PSP’s US library is shallow, compared to Europe and Japan.

    • Testsubject909

      *looks at the PSP Digital games available on the NA PSN store*

      … Why is it that we don’t have Breath of Fire 3?

      Not even in the PS1 classics section… We have BoF4 mind you… But not BoF3.

  • tubers

    If only it played all VITA games and if only the PSV itself can be used as the controller. (PSVTV for PSV TV Out)

    “Not all VITA games are playable on PSV VITA TV” CTRL + F:

    http://www.scei.co.jp/corporate/release/pdf/130909c_e.pdf

    Press release.

    Neogaf:

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=672977

  • Spider-Man

    Shinovi Versus on my TV? Hoo boy.

    • leingod

      In english soon too, hopefully.

    • PreyMantis

      If it has a touch screen…

  • FetusZero

    I like this, but I still think they simply should of added an HDMI out on the Vita in the first place.

  • Matthew

    Looks awesome. If it comes to Europe I’ll definitely get this. Much more interested in the Vita’s games than the vita as a mobile device.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    hmmmm I was going to get a vita and now this thing popped up, I think you know where I;m going with this. $95 is shockingly cheep <3 to bad it doesn't play UMDs :|

    • Hound

      If ANY device released by Sony could play Vita & UMDs, I’d buy it for a full $100 more than its equivalent.

      My PSP’s battery is long passed its lifetime and most of the replacements you can get for it will only last for so long since they’re no longer distributed (not to mention that the charge cord doesn’t seem to charge as fast as it can drain sometimes.)

      Getting a new device that can last as long as my NES and still play UMD games is something I’d be thrilled about.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        you can get a replacement battery online. But yeah my psp is on its last lags the analog stick has a ghosting issues and the system itself sometimes overheats the battery when it charges. Anyway The Vita TV sounds great I’m picking one up if it comes to the states

    • Steven Higgins

      If it doesn’t play UMDs, then how does it play PSP games?
      Dammit! Don’t tell me they have to be downloaded!
      And here I was getting all exited thinking I’d be able to play KH BbS on my T.V. >:(
      Oh well, Guess I’l just wait for 2.5 then.

  • NintendoPSX

    I don’t plan to buy this thing since it ruins the whole point of a portable console but won’t all the games look stretched or highly pixelated due to going from such a small screen to a bigger one?

    • leingod

      There’s probably gonna be some filtering options for it or something like that.

  • http://altsune.com/ Ovada Bey

    So I can play Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny (a PSP game) without breaking my hands?
    So I can play Legend of Mana (a PS1 game) with a friend again? Cool.

    • leingod

      NO YOU CAN’T. Legend of Mana is a single-player game.

      … just messing with ya.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        oh you~

  • Godman

    THIS is what I’m going to get! I love some of the Vita Games that are coming out, but I’m not much of a handheld player since I don’t play when I’m out side (too distracting). I was disappointed when there wasn’t reverse remote play with the Vita/PS4. This fixes that HDNRebirth and Duke Nukem Megaton Here I come!!!

    • Kai2591

      Exactly!
      I just CANNOT focus playing games outside my home for the same reason (too distracted!).
      This solves everything! and that price! dear God!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Leafy_Cam Leafhopper

    I bought a Vita in June, I don’t feel cheated or anything (as I find this thing silly) I just don’t get why exactly why anyone would get this. Well I get why but man is this confusing.

    • TheExile285

      Someone who wants to play Vita games but doesn’t want a Vita or portable.

      This could do wonders for Vita in the West if handle right.

      • http://twitter.com/#!/Leafy_Cam Leafhopper

        I see but the problem I have is that Sony (as of late) has been making sure all the games they announce for the Vita will have a PS4 counter part (minus exclusives on each system) so I dont see why someone just wouldn’t invest in a PS4 over a Vita TV.

        Then again its cheaper, so options I guess, I don’t know I get why it exists and I get they are giving people options but it just seems weird to me.

        • TheExile285

          Even still, not EVERY Vita game is on PS4. Vita TV is $95. Add a memory card and the price goes up to around $115-$175. PS4 is $400.

          I already have a Vita but I’m probably gonna buy a Vita TV before I get a PS4. PS4 looks nice but I’m content with my PS3 and Vita and with this I could play Vita games at home on my TV or on the go with my Vita.

          http://youtu.be/rG5l78gbvpU

          • Testsubject909

            Hey. I just realized something.

            If someone doesn’t own a PS3 or a PSVita, but wants to play Dragon’s Crown….

          • TheExile285

            yep. i’m still going to buy the PS3 version for local play and so i can get my friends it.

    • leingod

      Some people just don’t care about handheld gaming, but would like to basically carry around a console they can plug in anywhere. A console that plays Vita, PSP, PSM and PS1 games. A smaller Ouya, if you may.

      • Kai2591

        oh yeah…now that you mention it, it’s game over for that Ouya now lol. This one’s wayyy smaller anyway :)

        • leingod

          Indeed! I kinda feel bad for those guys, though.

  • Dagobert

    I would like this to be released in North America as well.

  • Valtiel Ikari

    Personally, I prefer my vita portable, but I can see a lot of people buying this.

  • CirnoLakes

    Sounds like I have another console to buy.

    Handhelds are nice for on the go. But I don’t have infinite pocked space, and I also worry about things like it getting hurt. I end up wanting to put my system or systems in a protective case rather than my pocket. And by that time I just about need some kind of big purse or backpack or something to carry it in. And by that time I’d might as well carry a gaming laptop with me. And I’m at PC gaming again.

    I know most aren’t going to like the notion, but usually the device I have on me at all times is an android phone. They’re not very good for games, but they fit easily in my pocket. And a phone is a lot more necessary than the dozens of gaming handhelds that I own. And if I want something more dedicated for gaming, I’m better off just taking a laptop with me. My handhelds don’t get much usage outside of my home. They’re just not convenient due to being somewhere between a phone and a laptop.

    So since I just tend to play my Vita games at home, anyway, I’ll be looking into this. We all know I’d rather have less consoles and more PC games. But I know that isn’t happening in the case of Vita games anytime soon probably. At least I know this will allow me to play my games on my large TV rather than contorting my neck and body into uncomfortable positions to play a handheld for several hours at a time.

  • Fintlook

    Now, I’m not sure if I want to buy a psp vita or this.

  • Ben Kapferer

    How about an HDMI cable for portable Vita owners?

  • Learii

    good move sony this mean I can play FF dissidia and 3rd birthday on my tv?

    ragnarok odyssey on my tv

    • Barrylocke89

      You could always play those on your TV with the original hardware because it has the option to use special cords that go out to the TV.

  • Isaac Newton

    There is so many things I want to say about the PSVitaTV but the price just made my mouth shut

  • .:Raphællius:.

    Sony has lost it if you ask me, they renew the vita even though it didn’t quite sell that well, and now they come with this… the main reason people buy handhelds is to avoid sittin’in front of the television the whole day.. they can even take it with if they have to take a shit…

  • Istillduno

    Anyone remember that thing you used to be able to plug into a Gamecube to play GBA games?

    Thought so.

    • IsaacGravity

      What, the Gameboy Player? Played GBC games as well. Love that thing. Still use mine. Mostly how my GC sees action these days.

  • Demeanor

    Seems like Sony is not pulling any punches trying to boost the Vita’s presence, a lot of recent moves seem to me geared towards increasing the Vita userbase. Hey, I got a shiny PS Vita TV at home, and a few Vita games to go with it; hell, there’s a new Vita model on the market, why not continue that game on the go -> buys a Vita.
    Granted, this is all good since greater userbase means greater confidence for prods/devs in creating good games, and good games are what spells the final success of the platform.
    Regarding the TV thing, my main concern is graphics: things look awesome on Vita, but what can we expect from a transition to an HD big screen?

  • Göran Isacson

    Stream PS4 games… this, I wonder how it will work. It will be connected to one television, but stream the image into another television? Sounds interesting, but I’m not sure I get what’s going on here…

    • Sticky Notes

      If the PS4 is connected to one TV already being used, you can play it remotely on another TV , say in your bedroom, via remote play. Vita and VITA TV will be able to connect to the PS4 and control it. The PS4 does all the work, but the image is streamed to the Vita device. This make VTV not only a dedicated console, but a remote control for your PS4. Instead of needing a PS4 for multiple rooms, get this little gem and connect it to the second TV.

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