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PS VITA TV announced (~$100, Vita set top box - as in it has no screen - for TVs)

From the SCEJA conference, PS VIta TV is a device that lets you play Vita games on TV
  • Japanese launch is nov 14 2013
  • 9,480 Yen ~$100 for the console
  • 14,980 Yen ~$150 for the console + 8GB memory card and a white DS3
  • Accepts physical Vita cards
  • Plays PS1 and PSP games
  • PS4 remote play, so yes also DualShock 4 support
  • You can stream PS4 games through PS Vita TV on a tv in another room (!!)
    *additional info from TSA*
  • There will be a system software update to patch in DualShock 4 support.
  • It can connect to other PS Vitas via ad hoc mode.
  • Two DualShock 3 controllers can be paired to the system, allowing for playing PS1 titles.
  • PS Vita can be used as a controller for some Wii U like functionality.
  • Will support “nasne”, a networked recorder and media storage device





More product photos: http://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/201309090040/

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG5l78gbvpU
Andrew House on stage presenting the PSV TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHLj71zzwIo







Compatible games list in Japanese:
http://www.jp.playstation.com/psvitatv/game/psvitalist/
Some exclusives with touch controls miss on this list but its possible Sony can patch support for more titles later on.

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

kurbaan

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Play VITA games at home on your TV!

- Plays PSP, Vita and PS1 games
- Has all the VITA apps for movies, HULU, Netflix etc
- Runs VITA OS
- 9450 yen / 100 USD
- Can Remote Play PS4 to another TV if the one the PS4 is connected to is being used.
- Launch in japan on Nov 14
- 6cm x 10cm console

Looks to me like its Sony's answer to Apple TV, Roku type device.



 

chaosblade

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I'm definitely in for one these. Even better than TV output would have been in the new Vita model.
 

thuway

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THE VITA WE DIDN'T DESERVE. Plus the ability to remote play my PS4 to other tv screens? Fuck yes, give me 4 Sony.
 

Canon

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I already only play Vita at home, so this is interesting. Still need memory cards though.
 

PAULINK

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That video made it look like it was it's own console. What the hell. Totally awesome.
 

plainr_

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This is the best thing ever. That means you don't need two PS4's. Remote Play into your bedroom TV.

Genius.
 

cyberheater

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Vita TV. Ha ha. Holy fuck. No one saw that one coming.
 

tensuke

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Man, I really want this. If only the Vita had TV-out and I didn't have to use something like this. Idk. If the Japanese revival is successful, and we get a lot more awesome games for it, I'm totally down for one.
 

Kandrick

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The PSVITA TV bundle screen showed the PS vita memory cards, so they couldn't even be bothered to add some internal flash memory or something ? Come on now.
 

Sponge

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What do they mean by this thing supporting PSP games? Did they mean downloaded or does this baby actually take the UMDs?
 

IrishNinja

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i do like the idea of playing vita on the big screen!
but it could've been done with a good HDMI out...i mean, being able to switch TV's is cool but ill never get people who think remote play, off-TV play and stuff like this is a game changer
 
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kittens

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Well, my interest in the new Vita model just took a nose dive, lol.

Also, the Vita TV better be compatible with the Dual Shock 4. Sucks that it's bundled with a DS3. :-\
 

bobbytkc

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They just eliminated the need for a ton of people to own the Vita...
Sony doesn't care how many vita's are sold. Hardware doesn't sell for a profit.

It is half the price of a Vita. Could do pretty good, considering it plays PSP, PSONE and Vita games.