Sony Announces PS Vita TV
You know what I’ve always thought about the PS Vita? That it would be so much better if I couldn’t take the thing anywhere and every kind of stupid but at least somewhat original thing about it was removed. Thank god Sony understands me so well (I kid, I kid).
At their pre-TGS press conference thing, Sony announced the PS Vita TV, a tiny little thing that allows people to play their Vita games on their TVs. The device itself is 6cmx10cm and has slots for Vita games and a memory card, so you can play the digital games as well. It can work as a streaming device, letting you watch Hulu, Niconico, and many others. It also supports two DualShock 3 controllers.
Unfortunately, since the device is missing the front and back touchscreens, the camera, and the mic, not all Vita games will be playable on the Vita TV. Sony has published an official list of titles that are supported on the TV, including:
- Rayman Origins
- Lumines Electronic Symphony
- MotorStorm RC
- Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force
- Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD Remastered
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus
- Dead or Alive 5 Plus
- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
A full list of supported titles can be found here.
PS Vita TV is coming to Japan on November 14th for ¥9,954 (about $100), and there’s also a bundle that comes with a DualShock and an 8GB memory card for ¥14,280 ($143). No word yet on a North American release date.