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."


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.

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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.

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