As many of you hardcore gamers who watched Sony’s TGS presser remotely already know, Sony has surprisingly revealed their new PS Vita TV device which allows users the ability play their Vita games on their TV among other things.
Measuring in at 6cm by 10cm, the very small device not only allows users to play Vita games on any TV, they can do so while using their dualshock 3 controller. Offering a card slot for Vita games and a memory sticks, it also allows users to stream services like Hulu and more. Interestingly, it will also let you play PS4 games via Remote Play with your dualshock 4 controller as well as let users play against other PS Vita players via Ad Hoc multiplayer. Could you imagine being able to take this smartphone size device with your dualshock 4 controller to a friends house, hotel or anywhere with a TV and wifi connectivity and have full playable access to your digital library of PS4, PS Vita, PSOne and PSP games. Even if your friend doesn’t have a PS4, it would seem as though they did just as long as you and you handy new PS Vita TV device were around. Clever move Sony, very clever.
PS Vita TV makes it big debut in Japan on November 14th, valued at 9,480 Yen ($95). A bundled version which comes packed with an 8 gig Vita memory card and a DualShock 3 controller, will cost 14,980 ($150). Unfortunately there was no launch window addressed for the US or Europe.