Sony revealed PlayStation Vita TV, a 6.5cm x 10.5cm device that is essentially a Vita that you plug into your TV. The device will go on sale on November 14 for 9,954 yen making it around $100.
PlayStation Vita TV plays all Vita games. You can load games through a Vita card slot or from the device’s memory card slot. PSP games and compatible PsOne classics will run on PS Vita TV too. You can also use remote play to stream a PlayStation 4 game to a TV in a different room. Like the revised Vita, PlayStation Vita TV has a built in 1 GB of memory.
Players can play games using a DualShock 3 controller. The system actually supports up to two DualShock controllers for multiplayer when you are playing PsOne classics and ad hoc mode for multiplayer games like God Eater 2. PlayStation Plus membership works on PS Vita TV, as well.
PS Vita TV has standby mode so you can pause progress instead of turning your system off. If you have a TV with Consumer Electronics Control built in you can set up the system to automatically power PS Vita TV when your turn your TV on. Content saved on Sony’s nasne TV record can be viewed on PS Vita TV and you can back up game date to nasne too.
These video services will be available in Japan for PS Vita TV: Hulu, Tsutaya TV, Nico Nico, Sky PerfecTV! On-Demand, TBS The World Heritage Selection, DMM.com, TV dogatch, and U-Next.
The system will have a web browser, email, party, and chat (voice and text) applications built in. Sony will also have apps for Joysound TV (karaoke), Music Unlimited, radiko.jp, Reader for Vita, and LiveTweet for Vita.
PlayStation Vita TV specs straight from Sony
PlayStation®Vita TV (PS Vita TV)
November 14, 2013
Recommended retail price
9,954 yen (including tax)
Approx. 65.0 × 105.0 × 13.6 mm (length × height × thickness)
ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4core)
Main slots and connectors
・PlayStation®Vita card slot
・Memory card slot
・USB connector (USB 2.0 Type A)
・HDMI output port (HDMI-CEC)
・LAN port (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX)
・IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n=1×1) (Wi-Fi)
・Bluetooth® 2.1＋EDR (A2DP,AVRCP,HSP,HID)
Internal memory card
720p, 1080i, 480p
AC adaptor: DC 5V
Maximum rated power consumption
・PlayStation®Vita TV × 1
・HDMI cable × 1
・AC adaptor × 1
・Power cord × 1
・Printed materials × 1