Sony publishes list of titles supporting the PS Vita TV

Vita TV will be able to play Rayman Origins, Lumines, and MotorStorm RC at launch.

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Sony has published a list of games that will support the PlayStation Vita TV at launch.

The Vita TV will allow users to play PSOne, PSP, and some PS Vita games on a TV with a DualShock 3 controller. The device will also allow users to stream media and play PlayStation 4 titles with Remote Play.

As the DualShock 3 does not feature PS Vita-specific features like the front or back touchscreens or microphone, only certain Vita games will be supported on the device. Sony's initial list includes 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, and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

The full list of supported games can be found on Sony Japan's site.

The Vita TV was announced earlier today at a Sony Japan press conference, with the device launching in the island nation on November 14. The launch date for other territories is yet to be announced.

Sony has priced the Vita TV at 9,480 yen in Japan (approximately $95/£61), which does not include one of the Vita's proprietary memory cards or a DualShock 3 controller.

A redesigned PlayStation Vita was also unveiled, with the new handheld slimmer, lighter, and cheaper than the previous PS Vita model, but without the OLED screen.

Discussion

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epicgameresearc
epicgameresearc

Ok, have now read a lot about PS Vita TV and I'm in when it comes west.  I'm not a handheld fan but I love some of the AAA PS Vita games and newer indies...  plus I have a 2nd TV where I'd love to stream Netflix.      

obsequies
obsequies

this is a great deal. Sony's first cartridge console too. If I don't get a vita I'll get this for sure.

Mraou
Mraou

They should have removed the back touch screen from the new Vita as well, it could have been smaller or a better shape then.

vegasdan30
vegasdan30

I'm interested in the karaoke feature, huh?  Who's with me?!:)

jark888
jark888

If PS Vita TV cannot make PS4 run 2 games or multitasking simultaneously, I don't think we would care much about remote play. I don't need to move the system around anyway.

It'll be much better to be able to do all of its feature without additional hardware, just PS3(PS4) and PS Vita.

denhoffi
denhoffi

I still don't get it, as far as I know the DS4 has a touchpad and a microphone, so you could easily adapt these games that aren't in the list but they decided to go with the DS3? For what reason? I don't know why they did this...

B-boy
B-boy

i whist vita has hmdi out put

ahpuck
ahpuck

I'm very interested, hopefully it will make it to the states.

Bangerman15
Bangerman15

I plan on rebuying a vita since I sold the one I owned awhile back.. but this is pretty awesome.  Reminds me of the days of playing game boy games on the snes.  I mean there has to be some people, like me, who play their handheld games at home and this is just a plus since I can use my TV now.  Not to mention being able to play ps4 in any room if someone wants to use the TV. 

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

I don't understand why you want to play Vita games on a television. Also why do you need a box to do it, can't it stream?

.....Actually Im not sure what this actually is? Is it vita hardware in a box?

epicgameresearc
epicgameresearc

I like a fair number of PS Vita games but I'm not a mobile gamer.  If PS Vita TV gives me the chance to play SOUL SACRIFICE, ASSASSIN'S CREED LIBERATION, and UNCHARTED: GOLDEN ABYSS on my TV, I'm there.

KBABZ
KBABZ

Looks like Rayman Origins can't be completed 100% then, since you need the touch screen to pick up the little artefacts hidden in each level.

Remi2521
Remi2521

I'm glad psvitatv isn't being

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

Just let ps4 players play vita games...

Incubus420
Incubus420

Um aren't they just competing with themselves at this point?  So you want me to play PS on the go with the Vita and then when I get back play on the Vita TV and then play on the PS4?  Am I an idiot?  Yeah, i'm probably an idiot, but still this seems like an overload.  Bring me something I don't already have.  

MichaelDBZ
MichaelDBZ

For those of you who don't understand I'll give you my example.

I have never played FFX, but have wanted to. I don't have a PS3 or Vita so I can't play the remaster. I do have a PS2 but it is old hardware and getting FFX for it, while a valid option, wouldn't be as great as getting the remaster. 

Sadly the remaster isn't coming out for the PS4, which I plan on getting, and unless the PS Vita could be played on a TV like the PSP I wasn't planning on getting a Vita at this point. I personally don't like playing on small screens.

Now this comes around, is cheaper than the Vita, has remote play capabilities, would give me access to PSP and PSone classics, and I can play future Vita games as well as FFX on the current gen. 

While not everyone is in my boat I am simply trying to show you that this works for some people.

kohle36
kohle36

Wait, does this mean that this is a required device for PS4-Vita remote play?

jark888
jark888

@denhoffiAll I see is that they try to push more sell on gamer cost.

epicgameresearc
epicgameresearc

@denhoffi This may simply be timing.  PS Vita TV releases in Japan before their PS4 release.  Possibly once the PS4 releases there the DS4 will be incorporated?

jark888
jark888

@aboki808 Seems like the console will disappear long before we realize it.

tjkraz
tjkraz

@AyatollaofRnR Yeah, it essentially is Vita hardware in a box.  Has the CPU/GPU and card slots...just no controller or screen.  

I think the real "killer app" here is still Remote Play of the PS4.  Vita gaming is just icing on the cake.  

Our game consoles are in a basement rec room attached to 110" projection screen.  I could envision a scenario where we had the PS4 console down there and then a Vita TV in the 1st floor living room or even a teen's bedroom.  From those remote locations, Remote Play would be available when the basement PS4 isn't in use.  And even when the PS4 is being used, Vita gaming would still be possible locally on the Vita TV.  

It's a great concept for game consoles.  But I still have reservations about Remote Play quality until I see it in action.  And the number of games missing from the list of Vita supported titles is disappointing.  

Personally I would never buy it for the Vita gaming alone but PS4 Remote Play could make it a no-brainer...if it works.  

InquisitorCrox
InquisitorCrox

@AyatollaofRnR 

When you are on vacation, or at your parent's/girlfrined's house, or even at work, doing those night swifts that you have nothing to do, you can now connect your vita to a random TV and enjoy it, or play from your PS4 home, which is plugged and wireless connected and can be remotely accessed by the vita, through your Vita, to this random TV.

Its for giving options to gamers enjoy their high level gaming anywhere.

Redblaze27
Redblaze27

@KBABZ To be fair, Rayman Origins is available on pretty much everything. Odds are the potential buyer in question owns at least one of the other platforms the game was released on.

Redblaze27
Redblaze27

@HonorOfGod i'm cool with them using the Dualshock 4 to add front-touchscreen functionality.

XbotSlayer221
XbotSlayer221

@Incubus420 I guess it's an option for those who want it. I don't need it but I'm glad they aren't forcing it on us and packing it in with anything..

jark888
jark888

@MichaelDBZ I think this is the case of "you will get what you pay for." I can already see a lot of limitation in term of games alone.

Dezuria
Dezuria

@MichaelDBZ Why not just buy a PS3?  it's pretty cheap these days, and has lots of great games.

Weatherby_
Weatherby_

@MichaelDBZ  

I'm not sure that would work. Think about how remote play works on the PS4 and Vita. Even though you're playing on the Vita, the PS4 is doing all the work. 

I think this device works the same way. Meaning that you would still need to own a Vita, that all of the processing would take place on the Vita, and it would just be streamed through this device onto your TV.

But maybe I'm wrong.

Weatherby_
Weatherby_

@kohle36  

No. You can use remote play to play PS4 games on the Vita without this. This device allows you to remote play PS4 games on a TV that is in a different part of the house than your PS4. Presumably even if you don't own a Vita.

What would be interesting is if a friend or relative could buy this device and use it to use remote play your PS4, from miles away, when you're not using it. 


jark888
jark888

@vegasdan30 @jark888 Good point. However, I'm still not interested due to supporting game library(platform), and limitation on controlling scheme. It'll be more useful if we can remotely play PS3 and PS4 as well. Maybe it could, but we don't know that for certain yet.

KBABZ
KBABZ

@Redblaze27 True enough, but I got Origins on Vita (albiet as a gift on my birthday) despite owning a PC and PS3. I probably would have gotten it on Vita in the first place due to having that little bit of extra touch-screen content.

But my point was less "oh it's available on every platform" and more "if you got Origins on Vita you can't complete it 100% due to the limitations". It doesn't diminish hugely from the game, but it's odd that Sony appears to have forgetton about it (and the touch screen zooming, which is pointed out in an early tutorial).

tjkraz
tjkraz

@Weatherby_ @HonorOfGod I always thought the real money in gaming came in the form of software licensing fees that go to MS and Sony.  

Sony might make $25-50 for every Vita or Vita TV sold.  That's peanuts compared to the 20-30% they stand to make on every game.  

Allow Vita gaming on the PS4 and yes, Sony would be foregoing some revenue on Vita systems.  But they stand to earn much more by giving every PS4 owner the ability to buy dozens of Vita games.  

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

Seems rather useless to me is all but eh if it's just $95 I can see it selling.

MichaelDBZ
MichaelDBZ

@Dezuria That is an option, but I'm trying to take a more "future proof" route. Thank you for that suggestion though because the PS3 certainly has plenty of great exclusives.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@Weatherby_ @kohle36 you can use remote play over the internet so if you go to your friends or relative house you just take this along which is smaller and cheaper instead of taken over your ps4 


and I can see myself using this even though I own a ps4 like if I want to play ps4 games in my bedroom on my tv and don't wont to move my ps4 from my living room to my bedroom or go over a friends or relative house it would be easier to bring this than my ps4

GezForce
GezForce

@tjkraz @GezForce @epicgameresearc @denhoffi obviously some touchpad titles will need to be patched and mapped on the dualshock controllers.

Wont be an issue for sony as they're already mapping ps4 controls for vita for upcoming remoteplay. Controllers have more inputs than the vita.

Some games like tearaway  might prove more a challenge though. i'm guessing future vita games will have less emphasis on touch only controls to allow compatibility.

Will be very interesting, maybe they could add smartglass functionality. Looking forward to adding psvita tv to my gaming ecosystem once it launches here in the west. This awesome device has already been sold out on amazon jp!  Now when's my matching white PS4 releasing? :)

tjkraz
tjkraz

@GezForce @epicgameresearc @denhoffi PS4 controller may be compatible but that doesn't necessarily mean Vita games with touchpad support will then run on the Vita TV.  

Seems reasonable that additional game support would follow once the PS4 controller is out, but I wouldn't bank on that until it's confirmed.

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

@HonorOfGod I dunno, $95 seems kind of expensive.

...wait so you don't need to own a vita to use this? Its a vita in a box? hmm

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@Weatherby_ it does since they said it will be come with a ds3 controller and 8gig vita memory card

Weatherby_
Weatherby_

@shadowhunter0

Yeah, I just watched the commercial for it and saw that it actually has a slot for physical Vita games. That's a very interesting choice for Sony to make. I wonder if it will have a memory card slot? Most of my Vita games are digital.