Sony Reveals PlayStation Vita TV Micro-Console

PS Vita TV 4Micro-consoles seem to be the trend this year with the Ouya, Gamestick and Nvidia Shield amongst those released. Sony is now getting in on the action and have announced its new PS Vita TV at the Tokyo Games Show (TGS).

PlayStation Vita TV is a micro-console that will let gamers play over 1,300 Vita, PSP and PSone games on a television screen using a DualShock 3 controller. The tiny console measures in at 10cm long and 6cm wide.

It can also stream video and music and with services like Netflick’s, it will become an instant competitor to systems such as Apple TV, Roku, Sky’s NOW TV box and Google Chromecast.

A feature that will benefit PS4 owners is that it can also be used to stream games being played on a PlayStation 4 console to another TV on the same network. Similar to the Nvidia Shields ability to stream PC games to a TV set.

PS Vita TV will launch in Japan on November 14th priced at ¥9,480 (£61). A bundle including an 8GB memory card and joypad will cost ¥14,280 (£92). No release date or prices have been announced for the rest of the world.

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As the DualShock 3 does not feature a touch screen, rear touch pad, camera, electronic compass or microphone, not all Vita games will be playable through Vita TV. Games that have been confirmed as compatible include Rayman Origins, Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force, Persona 4, Dead or Alive 5 Plus and Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD Remastered, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Soul Sacrifice Delta.

 

 

Source: MCV

Reporter: Soulfinger

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