As a further development from yesterday morning’s pre-Tokyo press conference, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia revealed PlayStation Vita TV. Wait, come again? This little piece of gadgetry enables play of original PlayStation, PSP and PS Vita games directly to your television, and in conjunction with the PlayStation 4’s Remote Play feature if desired.
Reminiscent of the Apple TV device, the PlayStation Vita TV (as it’s currently being dubbed) comes in at a miniscule 6.5cm by 10.5cm with ports for television connectivity and PS Vita cards – that’s smaller than most of today’s mobile phones. It can also send information to other TVs in the home as well as offer up video streaming services like Hulu.
The PlayStation Vita TV hits Japanese stores on 14th November for ¥9,480 (that’s about £61/$95) but no worldwide release has been made a definite as of yet. Bundles can also be purchased, including the device with a DualShock 3 controller and 8GB Vita memory card.
To some this might feel like slightly-unusual water for Sony to be treading.
Take a look at the launch trailer above and have a ponder; if you’re a lover of handhelds then all should be well in purchasing one of these cute little boxes. With that number being relatively small in comparison to the big ol’ consoles, perhaps there won’t be a worldwide launch on the horizon for a while. Perhaps.
Let’s just wait and see.