GameSpot Breaking News - PS Vita Slim Announced

Tom and Peter breakdown the announcement of the new Playstation Vita hardware.

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jflkdjs
jflkdjs

I love my original FAT PS Vita :)

YouNOspotMe
YouNOspotMe

I would love a smaller Vita if it had the same possibilities and features of a regular Vita (so no cheaper screen for example). My hands are too tiny to comfortably grab my Vita but I love playing it regardless.

DeathProofDelta
DeathProofDelta

Still unsure about the vita, can't really see any games I would like for it but it linking to the ps4 sounds interesting. but its great that the price has come down and they have made is slimmer.

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

I guess the owners of this Vita will not able to play Killzone: Mercenary since the main menu says "Tap to start" or something like that.

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

All I want to know is if it will stream my PS4 games well enough to not have to move it from bedroom to the living room. If it does that, then it may be a must buy for me.

rIVAL_sWORD84
rIVAL_sWORD84

if you are buying vita tv to play games than it is not worth since vita games are fun on vita only better buy a pre owned vita that will cost you 120 -140$ Portable games are fun on portable device because no front or rear pad makes gameplay experience bad. Many games have utilized the touch pad for in game tasks little deviants, uncharted golden abyss, assassin creed liberation, killlzone mercenary. so how you will play these games no idea. . Ps vita was a portable hand held and games are designed for that purpose so playing it on tv will be boring as hell.

mariussan
mariussan

vita TV with no touch screen = no Gravity Rush, and no Uncharted. I think its more for smart TV, media consumption then gaming. But the standard controller is a bad input device for text, if u want to search something on netflix, ore browse the net etc.This thing needs something like smart glass so u can use u're mobile phone as a remote ore keyboard. 

BFKZ
BFKZ

Pretty cool, maybe i'll get it soon.

WillyWynn
WillyWynn

Sony surprise everyone again in a GOOD WAY!!!! That was a genius move! Against ouya! A console for 75 euros where you play ps one, psp and ps vita games(probably ps2 to)! What are you guys complain about lol! Its like 3 4 consoles in one cheap console! Sony i am starting to love you! Sony really care about their customers, when i mean that, i mean GAMERS! 

petsodon
petsodon

I have to say that I did not understand the importance of Vita TV when the news came out but later in the evening it struck me that it is a FANTASTIC move by Sony - a home console under 100 price tag that plays psp, ps1 and vita games. That is a device targeting a non existing market (ouya is not really a competition here). That is so smart and I totally see myself buying one although I already own 1gen Vita. I'm actually excited! This means MORE GAMES FOR VITA!

Now to hope that I can share my save games between my Vita and Vita TV.

jark888
jark888

Can we use PS Vita as a controller for Vita TV?

Can we play digital version of PS Vita games on Vita TV? 

Does PS Vita TV have any storage space?

Wouldn't it be possible to wirelessly display PS Vita games on large screen TV without Vita TV(maybe through PS3 or PS4 remote play or similar scheme)?  

Smart move to drive software sell and third party support though (really a stone for two birds).

yoteca
yoteca

aaand the thing i dreaded most happened..Vita Slim...really? like that cereal by Nestle..hahaha,they shoulda went with Vita Lite or something..either way it looks cool.Good for Sony.

predatorGS
predatorGS

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GymFox
GymFox

Yeah, I'm going to get a PSV... Between Indies and FIFA on the go it's a no brainer for me~

mastergamer2531
mastergamer2531

It's a move in the right direction from Sony. I'm hoping that with this Vita TV we'll see more developers making games for the Vita. For less than $100, what's not to like?

PS2fweak
PS2fweak

Am I the only one who sees the Vita TV as being closer to Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and other media streaming devices? The huge difference is it also allows you to play a bunch of Vita, PSP, and Playstation games. The video game aspect is a bonus IMO. It doesn't even come with a controller unless you pay extra.


Robert Morgan
Robert Morgan

I have PS3 with Playstation plus but have absolutely zero interest in PS Vita.

B-boy
B-boy

is whish vita hmdi output so play on big tv scree

JBStone1981
JBStone1981

Bit of false advertising here. The Vita is the one console out of the group that the TV will support the least, so to call it "Vita TV" is a misnomer. 

Joseph P. Johnson
Joseph P. Johnson

I have a Vita and I love it but Sony isn't putting much into it at all except watered down versions of games already on consoles...where's the innovation in that? And they always just have to make a lighter skinnier version of an already established console just like every system Sony has ever put out...not different just smaller and different colors. What's up with that?

Nuwan Weerahandi
Nuwan Weerahandi

So says the moron who bothered to post an image to proclaim to the world that they don't care.

Sheik2
Sheik2

Cheaper how? wasn't the old one with a price cut up to 199 dollars? how much this would be like 150?

Bobby2147
Bobby2147

im so tired of the windows tablet commercial


Meta-Gnostic
Meta-Gnostic

I see MS totally copying this and making 360's able to remote play X1 games. 

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

hold up, no touch screen anymore?

Thegamer16
Thegamer16

Tom,

This comment is an expression of my adoration. 

That is all. 

Candace Pettit
Candace Pettit

I love my Vita. It's a great system. And while playing Vita games on the TV is cool, what I really like is right at the end. Being able to stream your PS4 to another TV if you have this device? Awesome! My bf and I are both gamers, so I this would make my gaming a lot more portable when we trade-off on TVs.

megagene
megagene

1:30 "This is the smallest nitpick anyone has ever..."  That's pretty grand coming from Tom. ;p

Saketume
Saketume

Double post to evade "pending"

There's a Vita TV compatibility list on wikipedia already.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PlayStation_Vita_games

Slim_Lyrics
Slim_Lyrics

@rIVAL_sWORD84 for $100 i get a console the size of a iphone touch that can play psp, psvita and psone games as well as stream video services like hulu and netflix AND stream content on my PS4 via remote play and over wifi. I already own a PSVita but i'm seriously considering purchasing this when it comes out in the US just for the ability to stream my PS4 content without having to carry my console around.

Oogazi
Oogazi

@Carl Toolan The colours are fine if you're not insecure about your masculinity

Razarealm
Razarealm

@yoteca Lite sorta wouldn't have worked cause of the DS Lite 

GymFox
GymFox

*Console quality FIFA (not that **** on the OG PSP which I have) 

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@mastergamer2531  

Ya it seems really smart to me.

The other thing i thought about is maybe they devs will try less to mess around with the touch features if the Vita Tv sells well.

So less gimmicks for all and more solid games.

It's a win win honestly.

Razarealm
Razarealm

@PS2fweak wouldn't need to, you have the vita OR if you want a controller


JBStone1981
JBStone1981

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SolidSnakeTPF
SolidSnakeTPF

@vishisluv7 There is a touch screen, they were saying if you use PS Vita TV with dualshock 3, then you can't use the touchscreen because you are playing with a controller, and not the vita.

Saketume
Saketume

@PeterDuck Hopefully the touch pad on the ps4 controller will solve most of the touch screen problems. Not sure how many games use the lower touchpad on the Vita.

Burning_Typhoon
Burning_Typhoon

@Saketume 

I hope wipeout gets patched to work with it.  The only reason it's not is because you have to use touch screen for menus....

yoteca
yoteca

@Razarealm @yoteca if they've patented it..i don't know about that.actually i was wrong about the cereal.I meant the Vitaslim line of "health and beauty products".Maybe there's a subliminal message behind Sony's name choice..haha i would hope...