Sony PS Vita TV Supports Vita Games, Online Services, and PS4 Remote Play for $100

Subject: General Tech | September 9, 2013 - 05:07 AM |
Tagged: sony, remote play, ps vita, playstation 4, gaming

Today, Sony announced a new Vita-branded product called the PlayStation Vita TV. The small 60mm x 100mm box connects to televisions over HDMI and is able to play Vita games using a while PS3-style controller or a touchpad-equipped PS4 game controller.

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The PS Vita TV also connects to your home network over Ethernet and is able to pull down content from various Sony online services including Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited, and Karaoke according to Engadget.

Those features alone make it an interesting product, but the PS Vita TV will also be able to connect to the PlayStation 4 over your home network and remote play PS4 games. Users will be able to play PS4 games on a second TV using a PS4 controller and network-connected PS Vita TV.

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The PS Vita TV will be available in Japan in November for 9,954 Yen ($100 USD). Alternatively, a bundle that includes the PS Vita TV, controller, and memory card can be purchased for 14,995 Yen ($150 USD).

If it works as advertised, the PS Vita TV looks to be an excellent companion product to the PS4 which will allow users to play their PS4 and PS Vita library and access streaming content in multiple rooms without needing to pony up for multiple PlayStation 4 consoles.

I hope that the PS Vita TV comes to the US as it should shake up the decision of Xbox One or PS4 in favor of the latter, as the $100 Vita TV will bring the two consoles to the same price, but with the PS4 having remote play and more powerful hardware. In short, I believe the PS Vita TV to be a much more desirable add-on over Microsoft's bundled Kinect.

Does the announcement of the PS Vita TV affect your pre-order decisions at all?

Source: Engadget

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September 9, 2013 | 08:12 AM - Posted by Humanitarian

"Users will be able to play PS4 games on a second TV using a PS4 controller and network-connected PS Vita TV."

Is this going to be like remote desktop similar to the shield?

September 9, 2013 | 10:21 AM - Posted by mAxius

ok im sold! just wish they had something like this that would play vita,ps3 and stream ps4 games :D SONY IMAGINE THE SALES

September 9, 2013 | 01:23 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I like this idea but what's the resolution on a Vita?

If it's all pixelated, I'm not sure if I'd buy it.

Is it cartridge/disc based or download content only?

September 9, 2013 | 02:29 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

It supports Vita game cards and I imagine downloaded content to the memory card as well.

September 9, 2013 | 04:52 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It's spec'd at 720p/1080i/480p so its not full HD, but neither is the Vita. That said, 720p will still look great on any sub 40" tv

September 10, 2013 | 05:25 AM - Posted by praack

not all ps3 games actually came in at 1080p anyway.

it will not play all vita games- that is the caveat- if the game used the touch pad control say- because that is not available on the ps 3 controller bundled with the kit.

it appears to be an excellent branding- allowing vita games to be sold- an increased use of online games- both current and future ps4 based games., still can use the downloadable ps1 games. and of course streaming content.

nice move on sony's part - AGAIN!

September 10, 2013 | 10:49 AM - Posted by justme (not verified)


PS3 was 720P as the target res but, many games run at a lower res.
I don't think any game is rendered at 1080P, well maybe some indie game that looks like a flash game.

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