Sony on PS Vita TV coming West -- "Stay tuned"

President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida says all Sony has confirmed thus far is that streaming device will be released "first in Japan."

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Sony's new PlayStation Vita TV streaming device has been confirmed for a November release only in Japan, but the device could launch in other regions sometime after, according to president of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida.

Sony Computer Entertainment president and group CEO Andrew House told reporters this week that Sony has no plans, at least right now, to release the PS Vita TV in Europe or the United States.

The Apple TV-style device measures 6.5x10.5cm and connects to a television, with slots for players to insert their PS Vita game cards. The hardware will also beam games remotely to other televisions within the home, as well as work in conjunction with streaming video services such as Hulu.

The PS Vita TV will allow owners to play PSP, original PlayStation, and PS Vita games directly on their televisions. The system will also work with the PlayStation 4's Remote Play feature. In addition, the Gaikai-powered streaming service in the works for the PlayStation 4 could "technically" be supported on the PS Vita TV, according to Sony.

The device will launch in Japan on November 14 for ¥9,480 (around $95) and will also be available in a bundle that includes a PS Vita TV, a DualShock 3 controller, and an 8GB Vita Memory Card.

Earlier this week, Sony published a full list of supported titles for the PS Vita TV.

Discussion

115 comments
obsequies
obsequies

they know what their doing. They are going to fullfill the ps4 demand in america first while testing the vitatv in japan. They don't need to worry about the xbone in japan and can release the ps4 later. It's a double wammy. 

Killer6b9
Killer6b9

Now this is interesting.....

nonfanboygamer1
nonfanboygamer1

For the price, I could see the casual market biting on this. Either way it's creating some buzz for a struggling console, so that's never bad.

PSRACER13
PSRACER13

Why are all the Facebook people hating on PS Vita TV that's weird. This is such a smart idea, Xbox is fricken VCR.

drybones41
drybones41

The question is, do i need it? or do i need it?... I need it xD

B_Spooky13
B_Spooky13

I would love to get my hands on Vita TV. Not just for the gaming capabilities of it but also its another entertainment hub. It surely will come to U.S./Europe. They want to get Vita on it's feet again and releasing this outside of Japan will definitely do that. But on the off chance that it doesn't, do we know if it's region locked? And also I think it's interesting that they are releasing this where some of the games need a touch pad... And right around the same time they are releasing the Dual Shock 4 with a touch pad on it??? Do I see a update for the system coming? Maybe.

Jacob Leyva
Jacob Leyva

Thanks for showing what an arrogant twerp you are.

Jacob Leyva
Jacob Leyva

You do realize you would be able to play games like Killzone Mercenary, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush, and more on a TV without a Vita, right?

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

...Wait you can "play original playstation games directly on your TV"

YOU DON'T SAY!?

LMAO

duuuuuuude1
duuuuuuude1

Can someone check my math please?

PS4 - $400

+

VITA TV (with remote play capability) - $100

=

Two PS4s for the price of one Xbox One?

myinnerdemons
myinnerdemons

Just one question Sony, does it come in black?

Robert Warnes
Robert Warnes

While I'm excited for the Vita TV, it's clearly a very experimental console. Obviously Sony is using the Japanese market as a test bed. Don't forget the sales of the Vita haven't been stellar outside of Japan, so international investors are probably on the fence about the Vita TV. But if it sells well in Japan, chances are it will cross the ocean.

Cedric Muscat
Cedric Muscat

This thing is going to fail just like the PSX (Not the PS1) and will probably be never released outside Japan...

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

I just hope this device doesn't hurt the vita since its cheaper and more convenient...as long as this VitaTV still pushes Vita memory, it wont do so well as everyone thinks

DARKSPACE
DARKSPACE

As I said in the previous article. "Patience is a Virtue..

If not, head west my friend.. Head West.."  (walks away) 

Andrew Galinsky
Andrew Galinsky

I'm all playstation, through and through..but I could give 2 shits about this.

WeWerePirates
WeWerePirates

I think they were caught out by the excitement generated by the Vita TV in the west. I'm not surprised by this but I am pleased they are trying to shoot down the Asia only doom and gloom so quickly.

3v1LR0n1N
3v1LR0n1N

YAY!!! i was hoping this was the case... can't wait to play persona 4 golden, or killzone mercenary on my tv, as well as my entire digital psp library. i didnt say ps1 games since i could already play those on my ps3 :p

drodriguesaar
drodriguesaar

Lol, facebook comments, this article is doomed....

Toni Dorff
Toni Dorff

Input lag is The Next Big Thing!

Lui G Ramirez
Lui G Ramirez

how would they do that? I havent bought one of their products since the PS2

blue_shift_91
blue_shift_91

@PSRACER13 

yes. the sony tv plans are genius. the MS tv plans are bogus. what a load of shit.

PSRACER13
PSRACER13

Your the only Facebook person who likes this product.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

That being said I seriously want one of these.

PSRACER13
PSRACER13

Yea I want it in black to match the PS4 I'm going to get. It's Sony's original color.

PSRACER13
PSRACER13

Your the first one to say that.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@IanNottinghamX the point is playing your vita games on a big screen HDTV.

Which is AWESOME considering the amount of art focused games on the vita.

Killer6b9
Killer6b9

@dr_jashugan OUYA really launched? I have never seen one in ANY stores....I figured they just stole peoples money on a POS that they knew would not sell.....

Ja-nem-ba
Ja-nem-ba

@Tyler Dnap VanNeste What the Hell are you talking about? People have been ASKING for this since the PSP.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@Michael Tepes Your link is useless without a login.

Also, judging from the article.

WHO CARES youtube is for jackasses and likewise jackassery.

Robrodz
Robrodz

The original PS1 was gray.

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

@Ja-nem-ba he simply means how they try to make you rebuy almost everything, psp, ps2, ps3 games and such

PSRACER13
PSRACER13

Yea I know black is their other color. Why is this white?

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

@VenkmanPHD @PosiTVEMinD355 @Ja-nem-ba Calm the fuck down. Don't get mad at me for interpreting what the dude meant you only made yourself look like an angry fanboy, good job

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@PosiTVEMinD355 @Ja-nem-ba As opposed to any other company ever in the history of mankind?

New versions will always come out. You don't want one, DONT FUCKING BUY IT.